- 20 AWG
- Extremely flexible and "limp"
- Ultra high strand count (270 strands)
- Ultra thin silicone insulation (0.071" / 1.8mm wire OD)
- Designed for constant flexing (guide flag movement)
- Bare copper wire strands (not tinned)
- Package contains 5 ft. each of black and red wire
SCC Motor Lead Wire Specifications
Note: 20 AWG Specifications shown in green shaded column
If you're planning to replace your car's motor or guide, don't overlook the motor lead wires! The 20 AWG wire we offer is perfect for scratch builders or to replace the cheap, stiff wire which comes with many 1/24 cars. This wire can also be used for 1/32 cars if you prefer a larger gage wire and space is not an issue around the guide flag. Designed specifically for robotic applications where the wire is under constant flexing, this wire is ideal for 1/24 slot car motor lead wires which also undergo constant flexing due to guide movement. Unlike "hook-up" wire which generally has a low strand count (typically 7 - 19 strands) and thick PVC insulation, this wire has a very high strand count (270 individual copper strands) and ultra-thin silicone insulation - both of these attributes contribute to its extraordinary flexibility and "limpness". The silicone insulation also holds up much better to soldering (high heat) than PVC insulation. Another important consideration is the outer diameter (o.d.) of the wire. If the motor lead wire is too thick, it can cause interference/binding on some cars between the chassis and body near the guide flag. SCC motor lead wire is manufactured with an ultra-thin, yet tough, silicone insulation - this keeps the wire o.d. to a minimum (0.071" / 1.8mm). The smaller wire OD helps eliminate interference and binding around the guide.