I just bought some wire, going by the recommendation of a wire with an outside diameter between 1.9 and 2.2mm.
I found this wire which has an outside diameter of 2.03mm: It's an 'Alphawire' brand wire. UL1007, everything looks correct about it.
► Reel Length (Imperial) - 1000ft
► Reel Length (Metric) - 304.8m
► Conductor Size AWG - 18AWG
► Conductor Area CSA - 0.816mm²
► Jacket Colour - White
► Jacket Material - PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
► Conductor Material - Copper
► External Diameter - 2.03mm
► Voltage Rating - 300V
► No. of Strands x Strand Size - 16 x 0.255mm
► SVHC - No SVHC (18-Jun-2012)
► Cable UL Style Number - UL1007
► Conductor Make-up - 16 / 30AWG
► Current Rating - 15A
► Jacket Material - PVC
► No. of Cores - 1
► Operating Temperature Max - 80°C
► Operating Temperature Min - -40°C
► Outer Diameter - 2.03mm
► Secondary Insulation Colour - White
► Secondary Insulation Material - PVC
► Voltage Rating V AC - 300V
► Wire Size - 18AWG
Also comes in white so I bought 20m for those few brighter sleeved cables I'll be making.
Can anyone confirm this wire is indeed suitable?
I compared it to this: http://www.amazon.com/UL1007-Commercial-Copper-Bright-Diameter/dp/B003HGHPQ6/ref
I'll be sleeving with heatshrink.Edited by adi518 - 9/19/12 at 2:30am