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Conductive Fabric, Ripstop

This is a Ripstop Conductive-knit Fabric for use in E-Textiles. It is silver plated nylon that is highly conductive & has a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq.

Availability: In Stock.

2716 £11.00
(£13.20 incl VAT)

This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is similar in feel to a nylon ripstop material. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any E-Textiles project.

If you aren't sure what to do with conductive fabrics, check out some of these Instructables.


  • It's conductive!
  • Easily sew electronic features into your next project
  • Great for use with the LilyPad

Dimensions: 12 x 13" (304.8 x 330.2 mm)

Documents: Datasheet.pdf_icon.gif

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Posted by Shiemaa Sidahmed, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 on product Conductive Fabric, Ripstop


Hi, I have Question about your Conductive Fabric, Ripstop. Do you have a compatibility certificate for this material? Is it oK to touch the skin? If yes, can you please send me the certificate. I am using it in a project where the material should be in direct contact with the skin. Please reply me as soon as possible. Many thanks, Shiemaa


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

    Hi Shiemaa, The only information regarding this product we have is located I n the datasheet and we aren’t able to get a compatibility certificate. I have contacted the supplier to get if this material is suitable for skin contact and they have stated that the fabric is tin/nickel over silver-plated nylon. This is safe for humans to handle; however, skin oils will eventually cause the fabric to oxidize, changing both its colour and conductivity.

Posted by Anne Hodson, Monday, 5 September 2016 on product Conductive Fabric, Ripstop


Hello Would this fabric work sewn into handmade bags to act as protector for credit/debit cards ( I think the term inRFID)?


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 5 September 2016

    Hi Anne, The conductive fabric is designed to enable you to add e-textiles to a project. There is no indication of this product being able to be used for RFID protection.

Posted by Dzung Nguyen, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 on product Conductive Fabric, Ripstop


Does the resistance change when the fabric is stretched?


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 3 August 2016

    Hello Dzung, Firstly I would like to apologise for the confusion as this product doesn’t stretch. The product you need to look at if you require it to be stretchy is product 2717. The conductivity the fabric may alter slightly when stretched. We measured around a 10% decrease in conductivity when full stretched.

Posted by N King, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 on product Conductive Fabric, Ripstop


My dad sweats heavily when having a diabetic hypo. I would like to make a sweat switch, maybe two conductive layers plus cotton insulator for him to lie on in bed, using a low voltage, maybe AC bias to trigger an alarm. Would your material be suitable? Thanks


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 6 January 2016

    In theory this might work if set up correctly but we can’t be responsible if the system fails, as such we are unable to provide any details regarding this. Homemade equipment could fail at any time and as such this should be kept in mind.

Posted by harry , Monday, 19 January 2015 on product Conductive Fabric, Ripstop


Hi. can this material be used as a switch to power LED's off a 3v Lithium coin cell? Ie touching two pieces together to complete the circuit? If so, would the material be affected if it was in direct contact with human skin during use as a switch? Thanks!


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 19 January 2015

    Yes it could be used as a switch although it may be better to use Conductive Hook & Loop (Velcro) Strip - 2.5 cm x 10 cm as this will give a better connection. Also the material won’t be affected being in touch with skin.

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