Electro-Fashion conductive thread, 50 yards/ 45m

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Q:
Hi How much the yarn can stand UV light from the sun ? Simo
Asked by: Simo
A:
Hi Simo, Thank you for your email, I would say not a whole lot of resistance to UV unfortunately. Best Regards Cullen Lewis
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
04-Feb-20

Q:
Hi, Can I electroform this thread? I want to use it in electroforming jewellery. Thanks.
Asked by: Jane
A:
Hi Jane, Thank you for your question, I have not tested it but I suspect electroforming would not work well. The thread is nylon that has been plated with silver then with another alloy plated over the top to protect it. From what I have looked at I do not think it would respond well to electro forming. Best Regards Cullen
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
09-Apr-19

Q:
Hi,

I was wondering if you can sell your thread in any higher quantities than 50 yards? Also, would you be willing to send me a sample so that I can test the durability and heat resistance of your product, and compare it to the thread I am already using.

Thank you for your time, I hope to hear back from you soon.
Asked by: Scott Wheeler
A:
Hi, we have a 250m length here.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
02-Aug-18

Q:
What is the maximum current carrying capacity for this thread?
Asked by: Catriona Walker
A:

Hi Catriona, after performing some tests we recommend a current of 250mA, with a maximum current of 500mA being passed through the thread. At 500mA the thread began to get warm, however this was only warm and not hot, as such this would still be a safe working current.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
09-May-17

Q:
Is this thread easily solderable?
Asked by: Dave Hunt
A:

You can't solder the conductive thread, it would just burn if you tried to solder it.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
09-Jul-15

Q:
Hi, if I was to use this conductive thread and connect it to a small battery supply say about 900mAh or less...if I then touched the thread...would I get a small electric shock?
Asked by: andrew
A:
Hi, that depends on the voltage of the battery, but realistically the thread would burn up before allowing high enough voltages to give a shock.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
01-Oct-14

Q:
Hello, what is the raw material of these yarns, it doesent look cotton to me, as mentioned above.
Asked by: Simona Vasile
A:
Hi, it is cotton. It's impregnated with silver though so it has a shiny grey appearance. It's still completely soft and feels like regular cotton.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
05-Sep-14

Q:
If i used this thread to weave a wall hanging behind my bed with normal thread would it shield from EMF's from the walls electrics? How much of the conductive thread would i need to use for it to be affective in comparison to the other normal thread? thank you!
Asked by: Amy Ilic
A:
It might work to some degree, aluminium foil would do the job better. Lower resistance and more homogeneous.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
19-Jun-14

Q:
Hi. I was wanting to stitch 10 to 50 colour changing LEDs in parallel over a 3 metre long fabric project. The power supply will be mains using a 5 volt power lead (I've read other information regarding matching volts of LEDs to the power supply and not needing a resistor). The power source is at one end of the line of LEDs and can't be positioned in the middle or anywhere else. My question is :- With the conductive thread loosing power over long distances. Would it improve the brightness of the LEDs furthest away from the power source, if I was to start using a double or triple strand of thread halfway through the 3 metre long project? Or does the mains 5 volt supply improve the brightness of the LEDs furthest away, compared to using a battery? Can you suggest anything else to improve the brightness. Thank you
Asked by: Zee
A:
Hi, the brightness is limited by the current. Current is I = V/R so to increase the current you can increase the voltage or lower the resistance.

Raising the voltage will put more power through the thread though and that will cause it to heat up and eventually burn out.

The solution is, as you identified, to lower the resistance by adding more threads. Each time you double the distance to the battery you double the resistance, which can be counteracted by using twice as much thread. (2 threads instead of 1, or 4 threads instead of 2).

Balancing them perfectly would be quite difficult though.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
17-Jun-14

Q:
Is this thread made from Nylon? Do you know the diameter of the individual filaments?
Asked by: Sam
A:
No the thread is a cotton-silver blend. I don't know the exact diameter of the filaments. The diameter of the thread is about 1mm and there are 96 filaments in it so that would give a filament diameter of approximately 0.01mm
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
06-Jun-14

Q:
How does this thread stand up to corrosion over time? Other silver plated thread I have used does not stand up after about a year or so.
Asked by: Rachel McCrafty
A:
Corrosion will depend on the environment the thread is in. I've never noticed any corrosion from the thread on our shelves. I don't have any data about the thread being repeatedly washed or exposed to the elements though.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
28-May-14

Q:
Can I use this thread to make touchscreen gloves out of non touchscreen gloves?!
Asked by: Liz
A:
Yes, just sew it into the fingertips to make little 'pads' of conductive thread. I've tested this myself :)
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
22-Apr-14

Q:
Hello, Please could you tell me the resistant of the thread in ohms/per foot. Thanks Becca
Asked by: becca rose
A:
The resistance of the thread is approximately 40ohms/metre or 12.2 ohms/foot
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
12-Sep-13

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