Cheap hookups

Preamble

I needed cheap wire, and lots of it. For breadboard and veroboard. 0.6 mm 22 SWG

 

Link

 

Stack exchange

Suppliers

ebay

  • ~£37 + 10 @ 200m = 0.25

Solid Hook up wire WK-506BK Hook-Up Wire Kit -Solid- 22awg /600’/ Bulk-6 Asst Colors-no box-100′ EA

  • £1.90 @ 10 m = 0.19

10m 1/0.6mm Solid Equipment Wire – Choice of Colours – Layout – Connecting

A good price and selection:

From cwalmsley2006, multipack

  • £17.95 @ 110m = 0.163

110m Solid Core 1/0.6mm Equipment Hookup Wire 10m*11 Colours Breadboard Arduino

From cwalmsley2006, Small 10m twin pack

  • 3.79 @ 10m + 10m = 0.1895

10m Black + 10m Red Solid Core 1/0.6mm Equipment Hookup Wire, Breadboard Arduino

  • £15 @ 100m = £/m 0.15
  • — £4.50@ 20m = £/m 0.225
  • — £2.49 @ 10m = £/m 0.249

Solid Core Hookup Wire 1/0.6 mm (apx 22AWG) Breadboard Jumpers 11 colours 1-100m

  • £11.99 @ 100m = £/m 0.119
  • £6.99@ 40m = £/m 0.17
  • £2.99@ 10m = £/m 0.299

SOLID CORE HOOKUP WIRE 1/0.6mm 22AWG BREADBOARD JUMPERS 11 COLOURS PVC COPPER

  • £1.98 @ 10m 22AWG = £/m 0.198
  • £3.74 @ 20m 22 AWG = £/m 0.187
  • £1.72@ 10m 24 AWG = £/m 0.172
  • £3.23 @ 20m 24 AWG = £/m 0.1615

UL 1007 16-30 AWG Cable Copper Wire Electrical Wires Cables DIY Equipment Wire

Multipack, from moba-petersdorf

£7.11 + £3.53 @ 60m = 0.1733

1m Copper Wire – Hook-up Wire 0 5mm 6 Rings a 10 Meter NEU

Multipack, from moba-petersdorf

£8.96 + £3.56 @ 80m = 0.1565

1m = Copper Wire – Hook-Up Wire 0,5mm 8 Rings a 10 Meter

 

Cheapest Multipack

This is 0.5 mm, and cheap, 10 rolls of 40 m, so 400 m in total but the postage wrecks the overall cost:

£40 @ 400 m  = £/m 0.10
$25.60 (£19.67) + $33.50 (£25.73) = £/m 0.115
10 Roll L=40m Single strand PVC Copper Wire Tin-plated φ0.5mm 60℃ 300V 10 Colors

Cheapest Total

I purchased 100m of this wire:

5.99 @ 100m = 0.059
3.99 @ 50m = 0.08
£2.59 @ 20m = 0.13
£2.99 @ 30m – 0.1
£1.89 @ 10m = 0.189

Same supplier, massiveattack007, multicolour:

£87.99 @ 1000 = 0.08799
£46.99 @ 500 = 0.09398
£20.99 @ 200 = 0.10495

11.99 @ 100 = 0.119
7.99 @ 50 = 0.16
6.99 @ 40 = 0.17475
5.99 @ 30 = 0.19966666666667
3.99 @ 20 = 0.2
2.99 @ 10 = 0.29
2.19 @ 5
2.19 @ 4
1.99 @ 3 = 0.7
1.79 @ 2 = 0.9
0.99 @ 1 = 0.99

Possibly even cheaper, twin core bell wire. two length of wire, which look easily separatable, but both the same colour, white (maybe one has a line running down the length £8.99 for 100m which works out as £0.045 per meter

100M DRUM WHITE 2 CORE/BELL WIRE CABLE 100M – BELL WIRE *ON OFFER*

or 100m 50m 20m 10m Flat 2 Solid Core Flexible Door Bell Intercom Phone Wire Cable, £10.95 for twin 100 m. However, even though the title says solid core, the wire is stranded in the photo.

 

I purchased some unused, for £10 each roll (a lucky find)

Farnell

8.73@ 30m = 0.26

Stellar labs 2.23 @ 25m = 0.089

 

CPC

 

1/0.6mm Solid Core Equipment Wire – Red 100m Reel – 1/0.60MM 100M RED, (£6.80 + VAT) £8.16 = 0.0816, but with handling £3.50 = £12.36

 

Rapid

All

Rapid GW010300 Equipment Wire Single Core 1/0.6 Black (Reel of 100m), £6.40 = 0.064

 

Cheaper in Bangkok

In Ban Mo, it is much cheaper, and there is no need to purchase 100 meters to get a good price:

  • If you purchase it by one meter lengths, it is 6 baht a meter, which works out as 180 Baht for 30 meters.
  • If you buy a 30 meter roll of 24 SWG single core, it is 75 baht a roll.

 

 

 

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