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What is hook up wire? Electrical and electronic devices contain many, many internal connections. The low current, low voltage connections are invariably made of hook up wire, which is a small or medium gauge insulated wire, either solid or stranded, and generally tin-plated so that it can be soldered.
You’ll find hook up wire in equipment like computers, electronic office equipment and machines, meters, control panels and various other appliances. The type of hook up wire used in any application depends on the rated voltage, conductors and insulation of the product. Rated voltage in particular is important, as this will affect the type and thickness of the insulation on the hook up wire that is used. Although most hook up wire is used in low voltage applications, there are applications that use higher voltage and these require wire with a thicker thermoplastic insulation.
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