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. 361-585
BrandRS PRO
$44.31
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.5 mm² Blue 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 2.5mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 813-3495
BrandRS PRO
$98.70
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.33 mm² Black 22 AWG 19/0.15 mm PTFE 1.2mm 100m 600 V Silver Plated Copper UL1213 +200°C - - -
RS Stock No. 873-9624
BrandRS PRO
$31.15
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.08 mm² Red 28 AWG 7/0.12 mm PTFE 0.89mm 100m 2 kV Silver Plated Copper UL1213 +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 763-7621
BrandRS PRO
$124.03
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² Green/Yellow 15 AWG 30/0.25 mm Zero Halogen 3mm 100m 750 V Copper - +90°C - - -
RS Stock No. 877-6162
BrandRS PRO
$87.80
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² White 24 AWG 19/0.12 mm PTFE 1.3mm 100m 1 kV Silver Plated Copper MIL-W-22759 +200°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 873-8867
BrandRS PRO
$101.03
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Green 23 AWG 3/0.07 mm PVC 1.7mm 100m 250 V Bare Copper - +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 860-6713
BrandRS PRO
$182.22
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Black 23 AWG 3/0.07 mm PVC 1.7mm 100m 250 V Bare Copper - +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 801-4975
BrandRS PRO
$28.23
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.13 mm² Green 26 AWG 1/0.4 mm ETFE 0.7mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper MIL-W-81822/13 +160°C - - -
RS Stock No. 873-9876
BrandRS PRO
$7.35
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.08 mm² White 28 AWG 7/0.12 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 300 V Tinned Copper UL1430 +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 111-3149
BrandRS PRO
$775.92
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
5.2 mm² White 10 AWG 61/0.32 mm Polyamide 3.33mm 100m 600 V ac Nickel Plated Copper - +260°C Low Smoke Density - -
RS Stock No. 361-759
BrandRS PRO
$71.93
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 mm² Red 17 AWG 32/0.2 mm PVC 2.8mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 209-4827
BrandRS PRO
$26.40
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² White 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm Kynar 0.5mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper - +130°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5377
BrandRS PRO
$47.51
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Grey 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2288
BrandRS PRO
$56.68
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Green/Yellow 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.3mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2204
BrandRS PRO
$40.45
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Brown/Red 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 836-0763
BrandRS PRO
$45.00
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Black 18 AWG 22/1.0 mm Polyolefin Cross-linked EI5 2.8mm 100m 500 V Copper - +90°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5317
BrandRS PRO
$32.33
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Red 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 872-5233
BrandRS PRO
$28.89
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² White 24 AWG 11/0.16 mm XLPE 1.43mm 100m 300 V Stranded Tinned Copper UL3266 +125°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5305
BrandRS PRO
$32.48
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Orange 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 801-5081
BrandRS PRO
$32.90
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² Green 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm ETFE 0.55mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper MIL-W-81822/13 160°C - - -
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