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Wondering what clear coated copper wiring is suitable for custom PSU cables?

As the title suggest, I would like to make some custom psu cables from scratch, but I would like them to be clear coated copper (like speaker wire), and am wondering is there a particular type of wire that is suitable for use with a computers PSU?
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As the title suggest, I would like to make some custom psu cables from scratch, but I would like them to be clear coated copper (like speaker wire), and am wondering is there a particular type of wire that is suitable for use with a computers PSU?
There is, but it's expensive. A few places carry it here in the US (e.g., PPCS and FCPU) and they source it from MODDIY, which is where I bought it from. It was slightly cheaper in price doing it that way and since you're down under, you might find doing the same somewhat more beneficial if you end up going that route.

The wire itself is called FEP Teflon Silver Plated Copper Wire.

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There is, but it's expensive. A few places carry it here in the US (e.g., PPCS and FCPU) and they source it from MODDIY, which is where I bought it from. It was slightly cheaper in price doing it that way and since you're down under, you might find doing the same somewhat more beneficial if you end up going that route.

The wire itself is called FEP Teflon Silver Plated Copper Wire.
Oh nice! Thanks heaps for the heads up, you've been a great help!

I was contemplating the idea of doing the silver coated wiring, or copper coloured, maybe even a mix of both would be cool, as my whole them of my next project is polished metals (copper, steel, brass, zinc etc).
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OFC speaker wire of an appropriate gauge. Copper wire is copper wire, the main things to watch out for are OFC (oxygen free copper), gauge (duh), strand count (finer is more flexible) and you want to avoid CCA (copper clad aluminum). The best deal on quality stuff is from Monoprice (their insulation is clear and the wire is as good or better than places like Monster).



There is automotive wire (very cheap) that you could use that's extremely cheap, OFC, available in multiple strand options and comes in any color. Sadly no clear.

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OFC speaker wire of an appropriate gauge. The best deal on quality stuff is from Monoprice.
So some decent quality copper speaker wire at the correct gauge is perfectly fine to use as well? Good to know, thanks!

Looks like I'll be doing some wires in silver, and some in copper, maybe even mix em up...I've got plenty of wires to make, I'll need all the right tools to do this now too.
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