Ask UsCategory: MicrosolderingEnameled vs. Non Enambled Jumper Wire
Mike asked 2 weeks ago

Are both of these wire types solderable?
What is the difference in use?

1 Answers
Abdulwahab Waleed answered 6 days ago

They both the same at the core. The only difference is one has insulation (enamel) coating.

The enameled jumper wire needs to have the enamel coating removed before you can solder (Using a knife to scrape off or heat from soldering iron).
The enameled jumper wire will help when fixing a lot of traces and you need crossover wires (They will not short because of the enamel insulation).

The non-enameled wire is easier to work with because you don’t need to remove the enamel coating before soldering.
However you have to be careful of it not touching anything around it. You can use solder mask to cover it.