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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RS Stock No. 359-885
BrandRS PRO
MYR383.28
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² Green 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm ETFE 0.56mm 100m 375 V Tinned Copper - +150°C - - -
RS Stock No. 874-0138
BrandRS PRO
MYR105.44
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.08 mm² Black 28 AWG 7/0.12 mm PTFE 1.14mm 100m 300 V ac Silver Plated Copper UL1180 +200°C - - -
RS Stock No. 860-6713
BrandRS PRO
MYR774.71
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. 285-7779
BrandRS PRO
MYR277.89
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.25 mm² Red 23 AWG 66/0.07 mm PVC 1.7mm 100m 500 V Copper - +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 544-1793
BrandRS PRO
MYR320.68
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2.5 mm² Green/Yellow 13 AWG 50/0.25 mm PVC 4.1mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 712-5294
BrandRS PRO
MYR59.01
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Blue 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 544-1816
BrandRS PRO
MYR449.69
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2.5 mm² White 13 AWG 50/0.25 mm PVC 4.1mm 100m 750 V Annealed Copper 2491X +70°C - Unshielded -
RS Stock No. 712-5399
BrandRS PRO
MYR202.28
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Yellow 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 500m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5308
BrandRS PRO
MYR86.32
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² Green 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 712-5364
BrandRS PRO
MYR49.19
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.2 mm² Yellow 24 AWG 7/0.2 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 763-7602
BrandRS PRO
MYR178.95
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 mm² Red 17 AWG 32/0.2 mm Zero Halogen 2.52mm 100m 500 V Copper - +90°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2134
BrandRS PRO
MYR105.10
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.52 mm² Pink 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 1.6mm 100m 1 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - - -
RS Stock No. 836-0773
BrandRS PRO
MYR111.33
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² Green/Yellow 18 AWG 22/1.0 mm Polyolefin Cross-linked EI5 2.8mm 100m 500 V Copper - +90°C - - -
RS Stock No. 536-051
BrandRS PRO
MYR770.41
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6 mm² Red 9 AWG - PVC 4.7mm 100m 750 V Bare Copper 2491X +70°C - - -
RS Stock No. 877-5480
BrandRS PRO
MYR192.43
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.13 mm² Black 26 AWG 19/0.1 mm PTFE 0.8mm 100m 250 V Silver Plated Copper MIL-W-16878 +200°C - - -
RS Stock No. 536-057
BrandRS PRO
MYR935.99
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6 mm² Brown 9 AWG - PVC 4.7mm 100m 750 V Bare Copper 2491X +70°C - - -
RS Stock No. 536-079
BrandRS PRO
MYR261.34
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² Orange 15 AWG - PVC 3mm 100m 750 V Copper 2491X +70°C - - -
RS Stock No. 873-9970
BrandRS PRO
MYR101.14
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.33 mm² Red 22 AWG 7/0.25 mm PVC 1.6mm 100m 300 V Tinned Copper UL1430 +105°C - - -
RS Stock No. 536-186
BrandRS PRO
MYR703.27
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6 mm² Blue 9 AWG - PVC 4.7mm 100m 750 V Bare Copper 2491X +70°C - - -
RS Stock No. 748-2068
BrandRS PRO
MYR271.40
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.1 mm² Yellow 17 AWG 32/0.2 mm PVC 2.65mm 100m 1.5 kV Tinned Copper BS4808 +85°C - Unshielded -
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