Stainless 2 Ply Thin Conductive Thread

One spool of 23 m (76 ft)
Not currently available

Some consider this to be the ultimate conductive thread. It's thin, strong, smooth, and made completely of 316L stainless steel. Once you start working with this thread you'll quickly agree it's optimal for any wearables work!

This thread is 2 ply, a little thicker than every day polyester or cotton thread but still thin enough to be sewn by hand in medium-eye needles or with a sewing machine that can handle 'heavy' thread. Because it is strong and smooth, its ideal for any wearable/e-textile project. It also has fairly low resistivity, 16 ohms per foot so you can use it to drive LEDs and other electronic components that use under ~50mA.

Because it is made of stainless steel fibers, it will not oxidize like silver does: your projects will not 'stop working' because of oxidation after a few months and it's safe to wash. However, this thread is a little stiff; it feels a little like waxed thread.

Comes in a small metal or plastic bobbin with 23 meters (76 feet) wound on.

  • RoHS compliant
  • Measures 0.2mm thick
  • 2 ply thread
  • 1.3 ohm per inch
Additional usage details and suggestions available in the Adafruit Learning System.

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