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Electro-Fashion, Conductive Thread, 250m

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Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing thread. It electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. 250m length.

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This is Kitronik's very own Electro-Fashion® branded Conductive Thread and we think it is among the best conductive thread available. It is perfect for hand sewing and can also be used on the bottom bobbin of a sewing machine (this will require the thread to be wound on to the smaller bottom bobbin first).

Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing yarn, however it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. This makes it ideal for use in a range of e-textile applications.

The thread is nano plated with silver to make it conductive. The conductive thread has a low resistance of approximately 40 Ohms per metre. This allows LEDs to be powered over quite large distances. Resistance does not vary significantly from one length of thread to the next, so you should be able to use this thread without concern for "dead" sections.

The conductive thread has a breaking strain of around 9.3 pounds (4.2 kilos). It comprises roughly 96 individual filaments, each coated with a micron-thick layer of natural silver. This plating of the yarn is done in Europe to ensure as high a quality finish as possible. In construction, 16 of these filaments are wound together to form an initial twist; two of these twists are then twisted together, and finally three of these twists are combined to form the finished thread. The conductive thread is approximately 18 denier. It is heavier than a regular sewing thread, but not as heavy as an upholstery thread. It can be sewn on most domestic sewing machines using either a regular needle or the next size up. This thread does not fray.

This is Kitronik's very own Electro-Fashion® branded Conductive Thread and we think it is among the best conductive thread available. It is perfect for hand sewing and can also be used on the bottom bobbin of a sewing machine (this will require the thread to be wound on to the smaller bottom bobbin first).

Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing thread, however it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. This makes it ideal for use in a range of e-textile applications.

The thread is nano platted with silver to make it conductive. The conductive thread has a low resistance of approximately 40 Ohms per metre. This allows LEDs to be powered over quite large distances. Resistance does not vary significantly from one length of thread to the next, so you should be able to use this thread without concern for "dead" sections.

The conductive thread has a breaking strain of around 9.3 pounds (4.2 kilos). It comprises roughly 96 individual filaments, each coated with a micron-thick layer of natural silver. In construction, 16 of these filaments are wound together to form an initial twist; two of these twists are then twisted together, and finally three of these twists are combined to form the finished thread. The conductive thread is approximately 18 denier. It is heavier than a regular sewing thread, but not as heavy as an upholstery thread. It can be sewn on most domestic sewing machines using either a regular needle or the next size up. This thread does not fray.

Features:

  • No (or very low) fray.
  • Conductivity = approximately 40Ω per metre.
  • Count = 875 dTex.
  • Strength 3000 cN.
  • Elongation at break = 37%.
  • Twist = 240Z-380S.

Contents:

  • 1 x Electro-Fashion®, Conductive Thread, 6m.

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Posted by Andy Hillyard, Wednesday, 5 August 2015 on product Electro-Fashion, Conductive Thread, 250m

Question:

Hi, Does this thread hold up to multiple washes?, does it tarnish or erode when exposed to water and can it be warn safely (i guess this depends on the power running through it) with heating and discharging power when touching the skin. Andy Hillyard Fashion UK

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 5 August 2015

    The conductive thread can be washed and once dry used, however we don’t have any data to suggest how it will cope over a long period of time. Also in regards to the thread tarnishing or eroding we don’t have any data to suggest how the thread will degrade, however this would depend on the conditions that the thread was exposed to, such as period of time wet, frequency and water quality. In regards to the thread being warn safely it would depend on the voltage as you stated, realistically though the thread would burn up before it became unsafe to wear and have the possibility of giving a shock.

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