Tinsel wire

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Tinsel wire is a type of electrical wire used for applications that require high mechanical flexibility but low current-carrying capacity.wikipedia
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Handset

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Tinsel wire is commonly used in cords of telephones, handsets, headphones, and small electrical appliances.
Until the advent of the cordless telephone, the handset was usually wired to the base unit, typically by a flexible tinsel wire.

Wire

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Tinsel wire is a type of electrical wire used for applications that require high mechanical flexibility but low current-carrying capacity. It is far more resistant to metal fatigue failure than either stranded wire or solid wire.
Tinsel wire

Electricity

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Tinsel wire is a type of electrical wire used for applications that require high mechanical flexibility but low current-carrying capacity.

Ampacity

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Tinsel wire is a type of electrical wire used for applications that require high mechanical flexibility but low current-carrying capacity.

Telephone

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Tinsel wire is commonly used in cords of telephones, handsets, headphones, and small electrical appliances.

Headphones

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Tinsel wire is commonly used in cords of telephones, handsets, headphones, and small electrical appliances.

Fatigue (material)

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It is far more resistant to metal fatigue failure than either stranded wire or solid wire.

Metal leaf

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Tinsel wire is produced by wrapping several strands of thin metal foil around a flexible nylon or textile core.

Textile

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Tinsel wire is produced by wrapping several strands of thin metal foil around a flexible nylon or textile core.

Bend radius

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Because the foil is very thin, the bend radius imposed on the foil is much greater than the thickness of the foil, leading to a low probability of metal fatigue.

Ultimate tensile strength

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Meanwhile, the core provides high tensile strength without impairing flexibility.

Crimp (joining)

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Tinsel wire is commonly connected to equipment with crimped terminal lugs that pierce the insulation to make contact with the metal ribbons, rather than stripping insulation.

Insulator (electricity)

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Tinsel wire is commonly connected to equipment with crimped terminal lugs that pierce the insulation to make contact with the metal ribbons, rather than stripping insulation.

Soldering

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These factors make it difficult or impractical to terminate tinsel wire by soldering during equipment manufacture, although soldering is possible, with some difficulty, to repair a failed connection.

Bending

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Tinsel wires or cords are used for telephony and audio applications in which frequent bending of electric cords occurs, such as for headsets and telephone handsets.

Headset (audio)

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Tinsel wires or cords are used for telephony and audio applications in which frequent bending of electric cords occurs, such as for headsets and telephone handsets.

Modular connector

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Ethernet cables, in particular, may have solid or stranded (tinsel wire) conductors and the sharp prongs are different in the 8P8C connectors made for each type of wire.

Transceiver

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On a wired telephone, the handset contains the transmitter and receiver for the audio and in the 20th century was usually wired to the base unit by tinsel wire.

Speaker driver

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In operation, a signal is delivered to the voice coil by means of electrical wires, from the amplifier through speaker cable, then through flexible tinsel wire to the moving coil.

Portable cord

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T = Tinsel Cord (only if first letter of code for a portable cord)