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Does anyone know where I can find Copper wire (not tinned or silvered) with a clear insulation. Trying to rewire my PSU and I really want to see the Copper of the wires inside. I have thought about using a type of wire used in windings for motors and stuff but I am not sure if the insulation is sufficent and if it matters if it is stranded wire or not. Please help!!!
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post #2 of 7
try audio equipment stores.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
try audio equipment stores.
Was going to suggest the same thing!
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I am taking a risk here. Just ordered some Magnet wire insulated with "modified polyester resin". It isnt perfect but I wanted to do something different so here we go.



Stiffness will deff be an issue but I will work around that.
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post #5 of 7
there is this but its 22awg and im not thinking its big enough for wiring a psu.

http://www.homegrownaudio.com/produc...ielectric.html
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I am actually planning on using a 16 gauge wire for the PSU and a 20 gauge wire for everything else (fans, power/reset switch, ect.)
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post #7 of 7
Audio wiring usually does it

However I, like you, thought it was cool to see the copper. You will find a huge problem with this desire: copper oxidation

After 5 months after installation I noticed a lot of the copper wiring was becoming oxidized at the cut points, presumably because the copper was not coated or protected from elements. As a result, I ended up rewiring the cables, lost about 6 inches (mind you this was on audio equipment, not computer use) and respliced everything. Its been another 5 months and I don't see the oxidation again, but that first time around really scared me


I'm not trying to worry you, but do keep a keen eye out for it.
 
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