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How to Repair Enameled Wire


How can I repair an enameled wire? In other words, how […]

How can I repair an enameled wire? In other words, how can an enameled wire be reconnected; how is the enamelled coating stripped off, and what can I use to recoat it so that it won't short?

Enameled wire are no different from any other wires when it comes to repair. Strip off the coating to expose bare metal where you would to slice (reconnect) new wires. Twist them together.

The wires will not short unless they come in contact with electricity-conducting materials, including human flesh.

Hardware stores sells paint just for wires, but you don't have to go such extremes. Just put some tape it or cover it with any other non-conductive materials.

Practical for large wires because of the expense and because the insulation is readily fractured when large wires are bent. Enamel is the thinnest insulating coating that can be applied to wires. Hence, enamel-insulated magnet wire makes smaller coils. Enameled wire is sometimes covered with one or more layers of cotton to protect the enamel from nicks, cuts, or abrasions.

Wires and cables are generally subject to abuse. The type and amount of abuse depends on how and where they are installed and the manner in which they are used.

Cables buried directly in the ground must resist moisture, chemical action, and abrasion. Wires installed in buildings must be protected against mechanical injury and overloading.

Wires strung on crossarms on poles must be kept far enough apart so that the wires do not touch. Snow, ice, and strong winds make it necessary to use conductors having high tensile strength and substantial frame structures.

Xinyu enameled wire was developed to meet the needs of a noncombustible, high heat- resistant, and water-resistant cable. Xinyu enamelled wire has from one to seven electrical conductors. These conductors are insulated in a highly compressed mineral, normally magnesium oxide, and sealed in a liquidtight, gastight metallic tube, normally made of seamless copper.