[TCML] Primary Coil Copper Saving Idea
Jim Harvey (UDN)
harvey.james at utahdatanet.com
Sun Mar 1 10:21:59 MST 2009
I used this site:
A couple of weeks ago to buy 6 lb of #18 wire for $57 with free shipping.
That is about $9.50 per pound.
While the price per pound is still very outrageous, this site appears to
offer smaller lengths if you don't want to buy too much.
I have no connection with the site other than having bought one item with
I agree that copper prices at the retail level are still way too high. If
you really want a scare, look at the price of copper magnet wire in
electronics distribution. For example,
http://www.alliedelec.com/Wire/Magnet/?N=4294965119&No=10 shows a ONE POUND
spool of #26 for $65.41. That is (crunch crunch crunch) $65.41 per pound!
The magnet4less.com site listed earlier is about par with what I am seeing
I don't understand why Essex wire is $10 per pound and Belden is $65 per
pound. Maybe it is the coating.
What we need is the $3 per pound solution to the $10 per pound problem!
73 & Stay Vertical,
Jim Harvey (W7YV) - The Great Curmudgeon
P.O. Box 18009
Salt Lake City, UT 84118
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