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. 748-2112
BrandRS PRO
MYR117.42
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.5 mm² Black 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.65mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 748-2147
BrandRS PRO
MYR329.24
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Black 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.65mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 361-686
BrandRS PRO
MYR133.96
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 -
RS Stock No. 361-642
BrandRS PRO
MYR133.96
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Black 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 361-787
BrandRS PRO
MYR178.53
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² Black 15 AWG 30/0.25 mm PVC 3.4mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 361-658
BrandRS PRO
MYR93.31
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Blue 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 712-5358
BrandRS PRO
MYR43.42
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Red 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 361-692
BrandRS PRO
MYR103.68
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² White 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 361-850
BrandRS PRO
MYR306.18
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2.5 mm² Black 13 AWG 50/0.25 mm PVC 4.1mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 209-4833
BrandRS PRO
MYR51.87
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² Green 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm Kynar 0.5mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper - +130°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2175
BrandRS PRO
MYR278.11
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² White 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2140
BrandRS PRO
MYR117.42
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² White 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 209-4798
BrandRS PRO
MYR51.87
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² Yellow 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm Kynar 0.5mm 50m 300 V Silver Plated Copper - +130°C - - -
RS Stock No. 361-664
BrandRS PRO
MYR103.34
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Brown 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V ac Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 361-709
BrandRS PRO
MYR103.68
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Yellow 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 712-5342
BrandRS PRO
MYR43.36
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Grey 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 361-816
BrandRS PRO
MYR178.53
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² Green/Yellow 16 AWG 30/0.25 mm PVC 3.4mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 361-793
BrandRS PRO
MYR153.72
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² Blue 15 AWG 30/0.25 mm PVC 3.4mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X - - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 748-2301
BrandRS PRO
MYR588.59
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Red 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.3mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2279
BrandRS PRO
MYR166.09
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.82 mm² Red 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.3mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -