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Sep 26, 2023

What Is Kynar Wire?

A lot of people like to use Kynar wire because it is small but mighty. For instance, the Kynar 28 American Wire Gauge (AWG) type can handle up to 36 volts of power with a resistance of up to 5 amps. The Kynar jacket or insulation helps it fit into small spaces thanks to its thin construction. The conductivity is high, so the power supply can flow uninterrupted. In addition, this type of wire is very flexible and very easy to solder.

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Kynar is a popular type of hook-up wire and comes in different varieties, so one should be aware of the specific requirements of a particular electronic device before buying.  Some things to consider include:

  • Size: The first thing to consider is the wire’s AWG. You can choose from 26 to 30 AWG, depending on what type of device needs to be fixed. You may also need to consider the outer diameter of the wire prior to purchasing.
  • Colors: In terms of aesthetics, one can choose from different colors. This can be useful for people who want to use a particular color that blends in with the other wires that are currently used in the device. You can also use these for color-coding if necessary.
  • Workability: Stripping this particular type of hook-up wire is pretty easy. You can use a soldering iron instead of pliers or another cutting device to ensure that only the jacket comes out and the wires are not damaged. Once the soldering iron is heated, simply place the cut wire on a paper towel, place the soldering iron on top of the wire, usually about one-fourth of an inch from the tip of the wire, and pull the other tip after about two seconds. The wire is stripped clean without any damage.

Overall, fine Kynar hook-up wire is an ideal choice when it comes to modifying or fixing electronic devices. It is small, highly conductive and can accommodate a lot of voltage. It also comes in different varieties and can be soldered and stripped very easily. You can save time and money by knowing how to fix or modify electronic devices around the house and can fully customize your devices without paying a lot of money. Plus, you can brag about your handiwork afterward.

Like all hook-up wire, Kynar has a single conductor. We carry it in sizes 26, 28 and 30 AWG and in many different colors. These include black, blue, brown, gray, green, orange, red, violet, white and yellow.

Many other wires require long lists of third-party approvals due to their high-stakes installations in buildings and underground cabling. Since Kynar is usually used for less intense applications, it doesn’t have to meet such high demands. It still meets the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and is approved by UL LLC., the organization that outlines the standards many wires have to meet.

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3 Layers of Kynar Wire Wrap

Kynar wire’s powerful and flexible characteristics come from its different components. These include the type of stranding used, the silver coating and the unique polyvinylidene flouride (PVDF) insulation.

Solid Copper Strand

Kynar wire is only offered in a solid version instead of both solid and stranded. Since wire wrap is so thin, offered in 30 AWG through 22 AWG, there aren’t too many customers that need it to be more flexible. The main reason for getting a stranded wire is to increase flexibility, and Kynar is already flexible enough in nature.

Silver Coating

When you pull the insulation back, you will see what looks to be silver, tin or aluminum wire — but it’s not. It’s copper wire with a coating of silver which helps with corrosion. If the entire wire was manufactured with pure silver the cost of it would be astronomical. Copper is a great conductor of electricity and the silver coating helps increase the conductivity. Both the copper and silver included in Kynar wire wrap force the pricing to change daily. So, be careful when searching too early for pricing — it may change when it comes time to buy.

PVDF Insulation

One factor that makes Kynar wire useful is its unique PVDF insulation. This material provides the wire with its flexibility and enables producers to make it in smaller sizes without losing durability. Kynar insulation also offers excellent chemical and heat resistance and moderate flame resistance, allowing it to be used in many locations where gases or heat are present.

Uses for Kynar Wire

You can find Kynar wire in many different places thanks to its useful characteristics, particularly its excellent chemical resistance. Its small size and durability make it a great choice for small repairs, such as working on the printed circuit board of your home TV. It delivers the required flexibility of these conditions and can withstand heat and chemicals exceptionally well.

In addition to home use, Kynar wire also finds itself in some medical, chemical and defense applications, where high chemical resistance is needed but flames are not a concern. It can also be used as a spacer in data communications wire.

Kynar Wire From WesBell Electronics

When sourcing your Kynar wire, it’s important to work with experts and reputable providers. WesBell Electronics supplies high-quality fine Kynar wire for professional and amateur electronics repairs and other applications.

And if you’re not sure if Kynar is the right kind of wire for your application, we’re happy to help. Our knowledgeable staff can walk through your project with you and compare its needs with the capabilities of our various hook-up wires to make sure you get the right one. In addition to quality products and sales assistance, we offer a range of wire processing services, like cutting and stripping, so your wire is ready to work when it gets to you.

Contact us if you have any questions and to learn more about our products!

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