Hookup & Equipment Wire

Hookup and equipment wires are usually insulated and flexible wiring. Used internally for electrical or electronic equipment, the sheathed cover of the wires are generally made from PVC.


PVC is an important protection and insulation for cables where there is a connection to an electric mains or power source.


What are hook-up and equipment wires?


Hook up wires usually contain tin or copper, or the two are used in conjunction with one another in braid, solid or strands. Copper wire is an excellent conductor of electricity, and therefore copper is generally used in cables. A variance of copper is used in wires, such as tinned, nickel plated or annealed.


These types of wires come in a variety of colours. The choice of coloured casing allows for easy identification when using more than one cable at a time for internal wiring.


What are they used for?


Hook up wires or copper equipment wires as they are also known, are primarily used for low voltage application. Hook up wire can be used in circuit boards, plugs, socket, computers, meters, auto-motives and other electronics. Other applications range from household appliances to machinery.


What wires do RS offer?


RS offers a wide range of electrical wire, where the cross sectional area ranges from 0.05 mm² up to 35 mm² in size. They also range in American Wire Gauge from 2 AWG up to 30 AWG, and are available in metres or reels, allowing for single or multiple usage.


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Description Price Cross Sectional Area Sheath Colour American Wire Gauge Core Strands Insulation Material Outer Diameter Length Voltage Rating Conductor Material Wire Style Maximum Operating Temperature Fire Behaviour Shield Type Series
RS Stock No. 712-5327
BrandRS PRO
$36.91
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Black 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 121-4277
Mfr. Part No.3051/1 OR001
BrandAlpha Wire
$197.44
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.33 mm² Orange 22 AWG 1/0.64 mm PVC 1.45mm 305m 300 V Copper UL1007 +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 842-5946
Mfr. Part No.1560 BK005
BrandAlpha Wire
$394.16
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3.3 mm² Black 12 AWG 65/0.25 mm PVC 3.16mm 30m 1 kV Copper MIL-W-76 +80°C - - -
RS Stock No. 842-5365
Mfr. Part No.3051/1 OR005
BrandAlpha Wire
$43.85
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.33 mm² Orange 22 AWG 1/0.64 mm PVC 1.45mm 30m 300 V Copper UL1007 +105°C Flame Retardant - -
RS Stock No. 910-7554
Mfr. Part No.KY3003R
BrandCAE Groupe
$68.72
1 Reel of 200 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.12 mm² Red 26 AWG 7/0.15 mm PVC 0.9mm 200m 250 V ac Tinned Copper - +105°C Flame Retardant - KY30
RS Stock No. 748-2178
BrandRS PRO
$180.60
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Red 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5367
BrandRS PRO
$102.39
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Black 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2137
BrandRS PRO
$40.35
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Red 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 749-5288
Mfr. Part No.6820 BK005
BrandAlpha Wire
$45.24
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.08 mm² Black 28 AWG 7/0.12 mm MPPE 0.79mm 30m 300 V Copper ISO 6722 +110°C - Unshielded EcoWire Plus
RS Stock No. 209-4811
BrandRS PRO
$22.01
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² Red 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm Kynar 0.5mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper - +130°C - - -
RS Stock No. 124-3135
Mfr. Part No.3050 VI001
BrandAlpha Wire
$239.41
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.23 mm² Purple 24 AWG 7/0.20 mm PVC 1.42mm 305m 300 V Copper UL1007 +105°C Flame Retardant - -
RS Stock No. 838-5160
Mfr. Part No.6820 BK001
BrandAlpha Wire
$251.18
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.08 mm² Black 28 AWG 7/0.12 mm MPPE 0.79mm 305m 300 V Copper ISO 6722 +110°C - Unshielded EcoWire Plus
RS Stock No. 748-2119
BrandRS PRO
$40.35
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Brown 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.65mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 712-5291
BrandRS PRO
$33.72
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Black 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 884-0871
BrandRS PRO
$17.18
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.13 mm² Red 26 AWG 7/0.16 mm PVC 1.3mm 100m 300 V Stranded Tinned Copper UL1569 +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7478
BrandRS PRO
$48.47
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Black 18 AWG 16/0.25 mm PVC 2.79mm 100m 600 V Copper UL1015 +105°C - Tinned Copper -
RS Stock No. 748-2159
BrandRS PRO
$100.57
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Brown 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 332-051
Mfr. Part No.3050 VI005
BrandAlpha Wire
$46.13
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Purple 24 AWG 7/0.20 mm PVC 1.42mm 30m 300 V Copper UL1007 +105°C Flame Retardant - -
RS Stock No. 874-0248
BrandRS PRO
$77.96
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.33 mm² White 22 AWG 19/0.16 mm PTFE 1.52mm 100m 300 V ac Silver Plated Copper UL1180 +200°C - - -
RS Stock No. 361-686
BrandRS PRO
$54.51
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Red 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
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