- Electro-Fashion Conductive Thread
- Comes in a length of 45 m
- Is perfect for hand sewing
- Has a breaking strain of around 9.3 pounds / 4.2 kg
- Is nano plated with silver to make it conductive
The Electro-Fashion Conductive Thread (45m) is Kitronik's very own conductive thread and is among the best conductive thread available. It is perfect for hand sewing and can also be used on the bottom bobbin of a sewing machine (this will require the thread to be wound on to the smaller bottom bobbin first).
Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing yarn, however, it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. This makes it ideal for use in a range of e-textile applications.
The thread is nano plated with silver to make it conductive. The conductive thread has a generally low resistance but it does vary. It has been measured between 40 and 160 ohms per meter, depending on the tension the thread is under.
Once sewn the resistance is typically in the middle of this range. The conductive thread has a breaking strain of around 9.3 pounds / 4.2 kg. It comprises roughly 96 individual filaments, each coated with a micron-thick layer of natural silver. This plating of the yarn is done in Europe to ensure as high a quality finish as possible.