Solid Vs. Stranded Copper Wire?

Answer Solid and stranded copper wires have been among the most important wire types used for electronics. Each type of wire has its own strengths and weaknesses. Many different electronics have a need fo... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Solid Vs. Stranded Copper Wire

I need to extend a 14 gauge, 600 volt stranded copper wire. Can I use solid wire?

yes you can use solid sure to get your wire nuts tight

How do I Tell If RJ-45 Is for Solid or Stranded Wire?

The RJ-45 connector is used to terminate network cables such as Cat-5, Cat-5e, and Cat-6. Network cables can have either stranded or solid copper wires, and each type must use its corresponding typ... Read More »

How do I solder stranded wire to solid wire?

Preparing WiresStrip 1/4 inch of insulation away from the end of each of the two wires to join. Use a pair of wire cutters or a knife. Twist the stranded wires tightly together using your fingers o... Read More »

How to Clean Copper Stranded Wire?

Copper stranded wire is used for a variety of home maintenance projects. Particularly if you are using the wire for electrical purposes, you need to be sure the copper stranded wire is clean so tha... Read More »