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    onetenor
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    Try here for your wire and anything else. Brilliant service and advice.
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    jdr
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    Hi mouldbuilder, have you tried a company called CPC? They seem to have a sister company called Farnell.Maybe 1 L? Hope this helps you out.Good luck
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    timgarrod
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    Another good source of cable i use are network cables. pain to strip but each one has normally 8 cables inside.
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    I had an email from 'Haverlock' making the point that 'my' formula is no good for motors, etc. I agree. I did state it was for LED supply resistors. I found several references to this formula among which were 'Sparkfun' and the book "Introduction to Analogue Electronics". Any dissenters should take it up with RS - that's where I found it about 40 years ago. Case closed.
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    b111yboy71
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    Hello, try looking for old 25way data cables at your local car boot sale. The cores are multi-coloured and very thin. Most LEDs only use a breath of current to drive them so you won't start a fire! Here's a tip about dropper resistors for LEDs: put them at the power supply end where you can tie them down securely. Also, the formula for finding the resistance you need is: R equals Volts(supply) minus Volts needed by LED (Vf) divided by the required LED current (If). So, say 12V supply, 2V LED wanting 15mA = 12-2=10/.015 = 666.667, so you'd use the nearest value above, which would be 680ohms. Easy! The size of the resistor in watts/milliwatts is found by I(current) times E(volts), so 10X.015=.15W, or 150mW. Hope I'm not teaching an old sea dog new tricks!
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    MouldBuilder
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    Thanks for all of your help. I will check out all of the above and report back.
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    Just to provide some more specifics on overall diameter, I have WW wire that is 30ga but the insulation adds variable amounts to that. E.g. one is 0.43mm dia, another is 0.75mm diameter.
    The solder-able wire that I use is 0.15mm diameter. That is available here: http://www.roadrunnerelectronics.com/epages/BT3782.sf/en_GB/...

    I still occasionally wire prototypes up using the Vector P173 wiring pencil :-)
    http://www.roadrunnerelectronics.com/epages/BT3782.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3782/Categories/Wire
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    Redundant computer ribbon cables are also a good source, providing many colours. Even the connectors are useful for non essential stuff like lighting.
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    The inards of USB cables is very small, and stranded. Often available for few $ at thrift shops.
    I find WW wire (30ga) plenty robust for most things, used it a LOT in the 70's for backboards on mainframes. Solders very well. if the runs are long-ish then add a clip every few inches for support.

    If you need really really thin then magnet wire would be your next option. There is solder-able stuff available where the insulation dissolves under high temperature. insulation is otherwise quite robust.
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    Have a look for intruder alarm wire comes in 4 and 6 core and is stranded as opposed to solid wire which a lot of the telephone wire was ( dunno if it still is)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alarm-Cable-6-Core-White-Intruder...

    if you need thinner still ( and unless the wire is supported VERY well I advise against it ) use wire wrapping wire.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-25mm-Wire-Wrapping-Wire-30AWG-C...

    hope this helps
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alarm-Cable-6-Core-White-Intruder-Burglar-Secuirty-Wire-PVC-Insulated/252492643054?hash=item3ac9bbfaee:m:mv4ZmI2-stkMj17vCG6Go4w:rk:3:pf:0
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