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Reel of conductive thread (approx' 182m), no longer stocked

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DISCONTINUED - Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing thread, however it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. 180m length

Availability: Out of stock

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3805 £30.00
(£36.00 incl VAT)

Please note: this product has been discontinued and is present for reference only. It is not possible to buy this product.

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.

Reels are 200 yard / 180 metres (approximately).

Electrical Characteristics: The conductive thread has a resistance of approximately 0.4 ohm / cm, or 12 ohm / foot. This is quite sufficient for, say, powering LEDs over quite large distances. Resistance does not vary significantly from one length of thread to the next as some are reported to do, so you should be able to use this thread without concern for "dead" sections.

Physical Characteristics: 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 around 18 denier. This means it is slightly 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.

For more information and examples showing you how to use these parts in a e-textiles design visit our dedicated e-textiles section.

Please note: this product has been discontinued and is present for reference only. It is not possible to buy this product.

Questions:

Posted by Matthew Stannard, Monday, 11 March 2013 on product Reel of conductive thread (approx' 182m), no longer stocked
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    A: It will be a few weeks before the 200 yard reel is back in stock, however we are adding a 50 yard reel to the website in 1-2 days that works out the same price. The product code will be 2722.
    Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 11 March 2013

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