Am i going crazy , Single core wire?

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RIKRIK

Joined Oct 11, 2019
93
After receiving my second refund and latest package from eBay, after ordering some single core wire, Its Stranded...for the third time new seller. I dont know if wire terminology has changed. but i email the guy, he ses yes " Single Core Stranded wire for pcb prototyping" . I am wondering if anyone else has had similar issues & know a good supplier for making my own jumper wires.

Kind regards,
Rick
 

Sfantry

Joined Apr 25, 2020
16
After receiving my second refund and latest package from eBay, after ordering some single core wire, Its Stranded...for the third time new seller. I dont know if wire terminology has changed. but i email the guy, he ses yes " Single Core Stranded wire for pcb prototyping" . I am wondering if anyone else has had similar issues & know a good supplier for making my own jumper wires.

Kind regards,
Rick
Hahaha. Single core stranded wire? So each strand is single core? I've not had this exact issue with eBay sellers, but I have had issues with other "cheap" eBay products. It seems they never understand your questions or know anything about the product.
 

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RIKRIK

Joined Oct 11, 2019
93
I reckon its abit of a scam, the only confusion i could see is the single core being confused with 1 wire . But i even asked the guy before buying it, does it have a single soild core.

But i think they know it isnt and playing dumb and charging more for cheap stranded wire.
 

Reloadron

Joined Jan 15, 2015
5,456
I always used the terms Single Core or Stranded Core. These Ebay sellers haven't a clue what their product actually is. Maybe you should email them a picture.

Single Core Wire
wire solid core.png

Stranded Core Wire
wire stranded core.png

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and apparently your words aren't working. :)

Ron
 

sagor

Joined Mar 10, 2019
207
Single core could be interpreted as a "single wire" vs a multi-core (multi-wire) cable.
Only sure way to classify a single solid wire is to specify "solid" or "solid core" in the wire specification.
I guess a lot of this confusion from off-shore sellers is in the translation of "single core". I think literally it translates to "single wire", not "solid core". One could have multi-core cable with all "solid" wires in it, like common house wiring.
 

SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
2,134
Try single core solid wire. The "core" is made up of conduductors (wire) which may be solid or stranded. Core is typically used for describing cable which is made up of individually insulated conductors (wire) with an overall insulated sheath covering the bundle of wires. IE a 4 core "wire" will have 4 individually insulated wires with an overall insulated sheath. Confusing ain't it.
 

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
6,978
Down here we make a distinction between cable and wire. When you say wire, it's understood as a single, solid copper conductor. We reserve the term "cable" for wires made of multiple smaller copper filaments.
 
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