diameter of strand from coaxial cable

MisterBill2

Joined Jan 23, 2018
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Shield braid from a wire usually intended for cable TV installation is not a great idea for other things. It is indeed close to #14, or possibly #13 wire, presuming no strands are damaged in the outside insulation removal process. I am trying to imagine what sort of application would benefit with that open bare conductor.
 

Tonyr1084

Joined Sep 24, 2015
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I am trying to imagine what sort of application would benefit with that open bare conductor.
I don't know what the TS is attempting to accomplish, but I recall back when I was a boy - and yes, they had "Boys" back then - I used to take the beaded section of cable like that to use as brush contacts for a slot car. After a while the brushes wear out and need to be replaced. In some cases I found them too thick for my application but I used them anyway. After all, I was just a boy with a toy and I wanted to make it work again.
 
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