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Old 19 January 2006, 12:33   #1
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tinned wire or not!!! that is the question

would you say that if wire is copper coloured it is not tinned?

i believe that tinned wire is usually silver or solder coloured in appearance but want to make sure..
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I would think the same as you Chris. But if unsure DIY.
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I would think the same as you Chris. But if unsure DIY.

DIY ???

Marine grade cable is "tinned" for its whole length under the PV sheath... it is silver in colour.. at least every time I've bought it, it is... I assume that's the colour of the tin/lead mix that forms the solder with which it's "tinned".... I think it's marked on the sheath as well.. but I ain't so sure about that...
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Same colour as tin.
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can folks confirm that if the wire is copper coloured it is definately not tinned?
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can folks confirm that if the wire is copper coloured it is definately not tinned?
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Just a moment.... have you bought some "cheap" marine cable....... off some geezer called Dirk?...............


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. I've not come across any marine grade wire/cable/flex that hasn't been marinised by "tinning", but you live and learn... someone may have come up with a coating that isn't solder... don't know of one though... and no one I asked had either....
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i have some cable yes and i dont think it is tinned as it is copper coloured!!!! but i wanted to check with the experts first.....
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DIY ???
I mean you can tin the end ...
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what amp rated cable should i use for spotlights

refer to my other thread for the rational behind the question i originally posed.
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