DEANS® Tech Bench - Wire

Wire is an essential component in our everyday lives, powering everything from our home electronics to our phones, RC cars, and drones. In residential applications, wiring typically consists of a few strands, adhering to NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) ratings that prioritize continuous amperage handling. Continuous in a household context means day-to-day usage without significant fluctuations.

In contrast, autonomous applications, such as racing drones, demand much higher performance from their wiring. Racing drones often have less than 15 minutes of runtime, as larger batteries would compromise responsiveness. During operation, these drones can easily require 80 amps to achieve peak performance, far exceeding NEMA ratings during short bursts. These bursts generate significant heat, which can alter the wire's resistance, causing performance issues.

Heat management becomes critical, as increased resistance due to heat can lead to inefficiencies and potential failures. Solid wires, with limited surface area, struggle to dissipate heat effectively, making them unsuitable for high-amperage, dynamic applications. This is where multi-strand wire proves advantageous. Wires with higher strand counts offer greater surface area for heat dissipation, enhancing performance and reliability under demanding conditions.

At DEANS®, we developed the DEANS® Wet Noodle™ Wire with 1666 strands to address these challenges. This wire is designed to be exceptionally flexible to withstand vibrations and keep temperatures low during high-amperage bursts. Additionally, the strands are bundled, significantly improving the ease of soldering compared to regular stranded wire. Bundled strands remain compact, making tinning and soldering more efficient and reliable.

For those looking to achieve optimal soldering results, refer to our How-To-Soldering for detailed instructions on proper techniques. Our DEANS® Wet Noodle™ Wire stands out not only for its performance but also for its user-friendly characteristics in high-demand applications.

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