[AMRadio] High Voltage Wire

KA5MIR ars.ka5mir at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 14:49:11 EDT 2007

Automotive "spark plug" wire considerations:
  There are many different types of "metallic" plug wire.  It can be steel or 
another alloy.  It can have a magnetic winding.  Copper, silver, metallic 
and "solid core" can often be marketing terms.  Resistance is sometimes 
engineered into the conductor for electrical noise suppression.

  In other words, you'll want to make sure it's actually plain copper strands 
of wire and not copper plated steel or something else metallic if you decide 
to go that route.


On Tuesday 05 June 2007 12:38:30 Tom Elmore wrote:
> I see Napa sells bulk spark wire that looks like it should work for my
> needs. Does anyone know if you can solder to the "tinned metallic" type?
> Thank You
> Tom Elmore KA1NVZ
> Anchorage, Alaska

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