The Conductive Thread is unique, as it is spun from stainless steel fibers, unlike other conductive threads which are usually plated silver and have a Nylon core. This gives it the advantage of being resistant to burning when touched with a soldering iron, although it may be slightly more challenging to solder. The thread is also somewhat 'hairy', which may present a challenge when working in fine conditions. However, waxing the thread can help manage this issue when hand sewing. For machine sewing applications, it is recommended to avoid sewing close connections, as the 'hairs' could potentially short across small distances.
This product replaces DEV-8544 and DEV-8549. It offers a resistance of 28 Ohms/ft, making it an excellent choice for a variety of electronics projects. Its stainless steel composition ensures durability and reliability, making it an essential tool for any electronics enthusiast.
Whether you're a professional or a hobbyist, the Conductive Thread - 60g (Stainless Steel) from Sparkfun provides an innovative solution for integrating electronics into clothing projects. It's not just a thread, it's a new way to explore the exciting world of wearable electronics.