What is Magnet Wire?

Magnet wire (known as magnetic wire on our website) is annealed bare copper wire with an insulating enamel coating. Typically found in headphone wires, inductors, motors, transformers, and coils, the impedance and power handling can be changed by altering the number of windings or the wire gauge being used.

Below is a listing of our magnet wire:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en/magnetics-transformer-inductor-components/magnetic-wire/934

See also:
What is Annealed Wire?
https://forum.digikey.com/t/what-is-annealed-wire/4574?u=ryan_2724

It’s usually called magnet wire, as in used for winding electromagnets.

Magnetic wire usually refers to the steel wire that is affected by a magnetic field like in a reed switch.

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I always thought that was a bit of a strange choice myself, and would second Paul’s motion…

Thanks Kristof for requesting this