Hi guys. I've got two questions about a type of wire I sometimes
come across. Hope you can help.
(Q.1) What's the correct name for the flexible wire sometimes used
for headphone leads or (UK) telephone extensions leads?
Each conductor is made up of flattish strands of copper wound
around a core of some sort of very fine threads. Presumably this
lets the lead to cope with a small amount of stretching.
(Q.2) Is there a generally good technique for attaching this wire
to some equipment?
Soldering seems hard as there isn't much solid copper to solder on
to. Pushing the wire into a screw-down tag strip is tricky and
there's little to screw onto. Crimping small metal collars
(bootlace ferrules) is probably as hard as using a tag strip. What
else is there?
- posted 13 years ago