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post #1 of 2 Old 01-30-2005, 12:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased some 16 gauge speaker wire from radio shack, however I'm now wondering if its entirely copper. Its called 2 conductor speaker wire. It can be seen here
http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/cate...Wire&pagenum=1

One strand is copper colored, and the other is silver. Are they both copper? I though the silver strand was tinned copper, but upon further investigation, it is silver all the way through. I've seen similar wire bundled with a Htib a little while ago. So, what is it? thanks
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It's to help you properly identify polarity one of strands has been tinned. With a clear jacket you need an identifier to make sure you maintain proper connection (Red to Red, Black to Black) and this is one of the methods of doing so.
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