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TheDucks    28

18-2 (stranded)  Plus Shield (a ground ) is is pretty much 18-2. so far as electrons are considered :)

This looks like instrumentation wire. It might be intended for stationary applications (conduit/cable tray)

It may not be flexible enough

the jacket may not be durable.

it may not be friendly with vampire plugs

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Jeffery m    9

I had a guy tell me he uses security wire instead of spt because its cheaper but he also said he uses the male/female ends off old lightsd

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TheDucks    28
8 minutes ago, Jeffery m said:

I was just curios if since its 18 g wire wouyld it be possible to connect spt 1 vamps

 

Insulation toughness + thickness, stranding  (and softness) . remember SPT wire is a Siamese with a known spacing.

I assume this wire is way cheaper. there may be a reason as shielded wire is not usually cheaper than good old SPT

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Little_b    35

I can't quite tell from the photo, but it may be low voltage wire for speakers or security cameras.

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Mega Arch    601

I agree with everyone above and their concerns. Vampires pierce the insulation at specific points in the jacket they're designed for (SPT). With that said, even using the matched SPT1 with SPT1 vampires, you sometimes have issues. I really doubt there is anyway you can make that round twisted pair cable work. Don't try to reinvent the process. Vampires are a time-tested cheap a$$ way of making cords in the first place. 

Last day of the sell and so you need to order now.  

http://store.lightorama.com/sptwire.html

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Mr. P    302

You have to admit, $53 for 500' of SPT-1 is the cheapest you will find anywhere. I grab a roll at every sale whether I need it or not just because it won't be any cheaper for the rest of the year.

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k6ccc    499
22 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

You have to admit, $53 for 500' of SPT-1 is the cheapest you will find anywhere. I grab a roll at every sale whether I need it or not just because it won't be any cheaper for the rest of the year.

Yep, I'm putting in my sale order this morning, and including a roll for the same reason Mr. P is.

 

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TheDucks    28

My sale order was on my porch when I got home last night (and it included 20 more Vampire plugs)

. Way to go LOR

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