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Magnet Wire

Magnet Wire | Remington IndustriesOur collection of magnet wire includes plain enamel/formvar wire, polyurethane wire, litz wire, polyamide-imide wire, and polyimide wire. These are types of insulated copper wire designed to suit a range of applications depending on temperature requirements. We're here to provide magnet wire ranging in size from 14 AWG to 44 AWG.

What is Magnet Wire?

Copper wire coated with an insulating jacket is commonly called magnet wire. This wire is ideal for electromagnets, transformers, audio systems, speakers, inductors, guitar pickups, and more. A wide range of sizes, colors, and temperature ratings are available. One of the key reasons that engineers choose magnet wire is because it allows multiple layers of wire to be wound together without short-circuiting.


Enameled Wire and Enameled Copper Wire

So, what is enameled copper wire? Enameled wire and enameled copper wire are terms often used interchangeably to describe magnet wire. If you're looking for enameled copper wire, you're in the right place.

Is Enameled Copper Wire Insulated?

Yes! “Enameled” means “coated”; in this instance, the term describes copper wire that has been coated in plastic or rubber for insulation and protection.

How to Enamel Copper Wire

The process of enameling copper wire requires precision and expert skill. First, the bare copper wire is heated (annealed) to make it softer. Next, the correct amount of enamel is applied to the wire. After this polymerization takes place, in an industrial oven. Finally, it is cooled and lubricated.

How to Remove Enamel from Copper Wire

If you need to remove the enamel from an area of your enameled copper wire, it is possible to strip it. This can be done using a soldering iron or solder pot, by manually stripping it at room temperature, or by using chemicals, including acetone. Our team offers professional wire stripping services to best meet your needs.

There may be cases where bare copper wire is a better fit for your application. In this instance, you can buy bare copper wire from Remington Industries.

Where to Buy Enameled Copper Wire

Enameled copper wire is available for sale at Remington Industries. All our wire products are high-quality and fully customizable with wire services from our team. Add the wire you need to your cart today, or request customizations


What is Insulated Copper Wire?

Magnet wire is insulated copper wire, so many engineers and technicians also refer to it by this name. “Insulated copper wire” is a descriptive term that is unlikely to be misinterpreted. As insulated copper wire is typically used in electronics, electromagnets, power transformers, and other similar applications, the insulation used to protect the copper wire is most often made from rubber or plastic.


Why is Magnet Wire also called Winding Wire?

Magnet wire is also called "winding wire" because coil winding is required for many applications where this type of wire is the best fit. If you're in need of coil winding services, our team is here to help.


What is Magnetic Wire?

The term “magnetic wire” is sometimes incorrectly used as a synonym for “magnet wire”. If you’re looking for insulated copper wire, magnet wire is for you. If you’d like to speak with an expert to find the “magnetic wire” you’re looking for, please give our Johnsburg, Illinois, team a call.


Terms Used for Magnet Wire

As we’ve explored above, there are many different synonyms used to identify magnet wire. If you’re looking for any of the following, you’re in the right place:


What is Magnet Wire Used for?

Magnet wire has countless uses and is the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications. Most commonly, magnet wire is used in electrical projects. 

Our insulated copper wire is perfect for:


Magnet Wire for Science Projects

We're also proud to provide copper magnet wire for school projects. Science experiments are valuable educational experiences, and we provide magnet wire to innovative teachers across the nation, to enable learning. 30 AWG enameled copper wire is often purchased by science teachers and those learning about electronics. If you’re looking for a new, exciting science project for your class or home learning, we recommend making electromagnets!


Magnet Wire Gauges

If you know you're in need of copper magnet wire, but are unsure which gauge or diameter wire you need, we can help. Take a look at our Resources page to source additional information from our Solid Copper Wire & Magnet Wire Data Chart. You’ll also find several other magnet wire data sheets here, including for plain enamel, polyurethane, and polyamide-imide wire.

Need a consultation with an expert? We’re happy to help. Contact us or give our team a call.


Magnet Wire to Meet Your Exact Specifications

We are proud to support every unique project you're working on, and offer custom services to facilitate your success. Many of our customers choose to work with us thanks to our ability to provide a wide range of high-quality value-added custom services, that make your job or project easier, more efficient, and cost-effective. Our services include everything from winding copper wire coils to bifilar and trifilar windings, and wire procurement to wire processing. Whether you need wire cutting, stripping, or terminating, we can help. Learn more about our custom wire services, or click "add to quote" on the enameled copper wire of your choice for a free estimate tailored to your request.