Specification Clarification; wire and pre-wrapped coils
OPEN      12/13/2014 4:22:03 PM
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Idea: Specification Clarification; wire and pre-wrapped coils
For all pre-wrapped coils, with and without wick, measurements listed in the specifications section of the description should be uniform and standardized, and labeled in such a way that is more informative than the basic "length, width, depth" model that is currently employed. All dimensions should be in the specification section, not scattered about, as they seem to be now, or missing completely, as they are with some items. Dimensions listed should be labeled as follows, in quotations [" "]:
"Wire Diameter" (in mm and AWG, if applicable)
"Coil ID" (inner diameter)
"Coil Length"
"Lead/Leg Length"
"Resistance" (it should be noted whether the resistance value includes the whole of the lead or not.This is only relevant to full resistance wire, not NR-R-NR coils)
"Coil Spacing" or "Wire Spacing"(indicating the space between the wraps of wire, or at least label as 'loosely coiled or tightly coiled as was done with some items
"Weight" (of a single coil, not the package quantity)
This would be much more informative and certainly less confusing, especially for those customers that are new to buying wire and wick and wrapping their own. This is a daunting task for some, and it need not be made more intimidating by having to wade through and decipher inconsistent, unclear, or incomplete product information.
Also, the specific grade of wire should be prominently stated, such as Nichrome 80, 70, 60, as this is yet another source of potential confusion. This also applies to non-coiled wire, i.e. wire sold on spools, in rolls etc.
Comment #1      2/3/2015 6:35:04 AM
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I think inner diameter of pre-coiled wires should be a "must".
Comment #2      1/5/2020 1:04:47 AM
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A BIG yes to everything
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