(Topic ID: 114147)

Stranded wire replacement?


By HeyYouSir

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Chet
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#1 5 years ago

I haven't needed to replace any wires until now. Managed to crimp a couple of them (flipper EOS switch on my TAF) and would like to replace. Any recommendations where I can get a good assortment of colors without buying miles of it? Online or a hardware store? Thanks!

#2 5 years ago

Buy a used harness from a parted machine.

LTG : )™

#3 5 years ago

BAA sells stranded wire in the correct gauge and color/trace that will replace the original wires in williams games. They sell in std 10 feet lengths but you can also request longer if you need it. I have used there wire to rebuild transformer harnesses, etc., to duplicate the original.

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from Chet:

BAA sells stranded wire in the correct gauge and color/trace that will replace the original wires in williams games. They sell in std 10 feet lengths but you can also request longer if you need it. I have used there wire to rebuild transformer harnesses, etc., to duplicate the original.

BAA didn't have the wire colors I was looking for, so I hunted around for alternatives that didn't require a 1000ft minimum order. That took a considerable amount of searching and communication with various companies.

One of the few places I found was narragansettreproductions.com---it's an antique car restoration shop in Rhode Island that specializes in wiring harnesses.

They have a minimum order of 25ft per colored wire for 16awg ($8.75) and 18awg ($9?) wire. Also, a 250ft minimum order per colored wire for 22 awg wire ($26). They don't give a shipping estimate until it is sent out, but they sent my order in a standard USPS flat-rate box (which are currently $5.95, $12.65, and $17.90 for small, medium, and large).

They typically have 16-18awg wire in stock, but will likely have to special order 22awg wire since they don't keep it in stock (since it's not really used on antique cars), so this is the reason for the 250ft minimum order.

Also, their ordering system is a bit old school...they take credit card info by phone, and I'm not sure, but they might take mailed checks too--you'll have to ask if they do that.

#5 5 years ago
Quoted from Chet:

BAA sells stranded wire in the correct gauge and color/trace that will replace the original wires in williams games. They sell in std 10 feet lengths but you can also request longer if you need it. I have used there wire to rebuild transformer harnesses, etc., to duplicate the original.

Quoted from ForceFlow:

BAA didn't have the wire colors I was looking for, so I hunted around for alternatives that didn't require a 1000ft minimum order. That took a considerable amount of searching and communication with various companies.
One of the few places I found was narragansettreproductions.com---it's an antique car restoration shop in Rhode Island that specializes in wiring harnesses.

Thank you.

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#7 5 years ago

strip an old power cord. killing a cheap extension cord will give you more wire than you know what to do with

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

strip an old power cord. killing a cheap extension cord will give you more wire than you know what to do with

It wouldn't be the correct gauge or color.

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

It wouldn't be the correct gauge or color.

OP does request a certain gauge or color but .. ok then!

#10 5 years ago

I'm an electrician that does control wiring as well. Home Depot and most hardware stores sell multi conductor cable in a jacket that can be removed. These can be bought by the foot and come 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 conductors in a jacket. The most common gauge will be 18 awg but there is also 16 and 22 also. The best part is each wire is a different color. Belden is one brand I use a lot. Good luck.

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

OP does request a certain gauge or color but .. ok then!

Playfield wiring is typically 18, 20, or 22 awg.

Power cords are typically 12, 14, or 16awg.

Quoted from leckylove:

I'm an electrician that does control wiring as well. Home Depot and most hardware stores sell multi conductor cable in a jacket that can be removed. These can be bought by the foot and come 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 conductors in a jacket. The most common gauge will be 18 awg but there is also 16 and 22 also. The best part is each wire is a different color. Belden is one brand I use a lot. Good luck.

I basically get most of my 16 awg wire at lowes. They sell regular ol' stranded cable in 25ft spools--no de-jacketing required.

#12 5 years ago

I only mentioned the multi conductor cable because he wanted a variety of colors.

#13 5 years ago

MCM Electronics sells tons of different colors and gauges of stranded wire by Stellar Labs. Sold by the 25 foot spool or 100 foot spool.

#14 5 years ago

McMaster Carr is another good source for good quality stranded wire in various wire sizes and solid colors. You can get it in 25, 50 foot spools.

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