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Sienna
07-01-2009, 07:48 PM
Question for the community:

Where does everyone get their wire?

I need some generic hookup wire, stranded, 20-24awg (preferably 22), fairly thin jacket (needs to be able to fit into a 2mm housing), rolls of 100' or more, in many many colors (at least 8) (stipes or other markings are fine, as long as you can identify a single wire in a bundle of at least 8).
Then I would also need some ~12-~16awg red/black wire for power transmission (a couple 15' runs, two 25' runs)

Looking for recommendations for a good source of wire online.

Thanks!

elios
07-01-2009, 10:30 PM
CHINA!

edit: elecsound.com.cn is who i use, except they mainly do components. have a look on alibaba.com

CogswellCogs
07-01-2009, 10:35 PM
I've gotten mine from here in the past.

http://www.action-electronics.com/ntehuw.htm

ryantm
07-02-2009, 11:47 AM
Hello,

I know these aren't bulk wires but I think they are pretty nice: Pololu just started selling premium jumper wires in ten different colors: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/65

- Ryan

Adrenalynn
07-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Hello,

I know these aren't bulk wires but I think they are pretty nice: Pololu just started selling premium jumper wires in ten different colors: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/65

- Ryan

Trossen sells them for not much more per wire but in a more reasonably digestible volume for most hobbyists.

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/Search.aspx?searchTerms=jumper&submit=true

Sienna
07-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone so far.

(And yeah, I am not looking for jumpers, I really am looking to add some wire harnesses to my car as the most immediate usage, so yeah...)