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 is generally made from PVC.PVC is an important protection and insulation for cables where there is a connection to an electric main or power source.


What are hookup and equipment wires?


Hookup 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 applications. 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 meters or reels, allowing for single or multiple usages.


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Description Price Cross Sectional Area Hook Up Wire Type Sheath Colour American Wire Gauge Core Strands Insulation Material Outer Diameter Length Number of Strands Voltage Rating Conductor Material Size of Strands Wire Style Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 209-4798
BrandRS PRO
€13.91
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. 361-614
BrandRS PRO
€22.09
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.5 mm² - Red 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 2.5mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X -
RS Stock No. 902-8381
BrandRS PRO
€24.47
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 mm² - - - 29/0.2 mm PVC 2.4 → 2.8mm 100m - 500 V Copper - - +70°C
RS Stock No. 361-686
BrandRS PRO
€26.45
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Red 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 361-636
BrandRS PRO
€24.67
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.5 mm² - Yellow 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 2.5mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 361-692
BrandRS PRO
€30.05
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - White 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 361-850
BrandRS PRO
€89.16
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
RS Stock No. 209-4811
BrandRS PRO
€16.55
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.05 mm² - Red 30 AWG 1/0.25 mm Kynar 0.5mm 50m - 300 V Silver Plated Copper - - +130°C
RS Stock No. 361-866
BrandRS PRO
€69.00
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2.5 mm² - Blue 13 AWG 50/0.25 mm PVC 4.1mm 100m - 750 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 361-642
BrandRS PRO
€26.45
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Black 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 836-0785
BrandRS PRO
€29.38
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Red 18 AWG 22/1.0 mm Polyolefin Cross-linked EI5 2.8mm 100m - 500 V Copper - - +90°C
RS Stock No. 361-658
BrandRS PRO
€30.05
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Blue 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm PVC 2.7mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 763-7615
BrandRS PRO
€61.31
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² - Blue 15 AWG 30/0.25 mm Zero Halogen 3mm 100m - 750 V Copper - - +90°C
RS Stock No. 361-715
BrandRS PRO
€35.72
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 mm² - Black 17 AWG 32/0.2 mm PVC 2.8mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C
RS Stock No. 763-7612
BrandRS PRO
€60.18
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1.5 mm² - Brown 15 AWG 30/0.25 mm Zero Halogen 3mm 100m - 750 V Copper - - +90°C
RS Stock No. 712-5311
BrandRS PRO
€16.52
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.26 mm² - Purple 23 AWG 1/0.6 mm PVC 1.2mm 100m - 1 kV Tinned Copper - BS4808 +85°C
RS Stock No. 836-0779
BrandRS PRO
€29.38
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Dark Blue 18 AWG 22/1.0 mm Polyolefin Cross-linked EI5 2.8mm 100m - 500 V Copper - - +90°C
RS Stock No. 763-7573
BrandRS PRO
€33.60
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.75 mm² - Black 18 AWG 24/0.2 mm Zero Halogen 2.34mm 100m - 500 V Copper - - +90°C
RS Stock No. 885-0850
BrandRS PRO
€121.94
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2.1 mm² - Black 14 AWG 50/0.25 mm Cross Linked Polyolefin 3.67mm 100m - 600 V Tinned Copper - UL3289 +150°C
RS Stock No. 361-591
BrandRS PRO
€22.21
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
0.5 mm² - Brown 20 AWG 16/0.2 mm PVC 2.5mm 100m - 500 V Annealed Copper - 2491X +70°C