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 **Solid-core** or **single-stranded** are cheaper to make, stay in shape when bent and can be used in screw terminals without using ferrules. However they will fail quickly if used on moving parts as stretching and compressing cooper too many times will break it. **Solid-core** or **single-stranded** are cheaper to make, stay in shape when bent and can be used in screw terminals without using ferrules. However they will fail quickly if used on moving parts as stretching and compressing cooper too many times will break it.
  
-**Stranded wire** are a bit more pricey but they are flexible and therefor ​more suitable for repetitive movements. However, they don't keep their shape as well as solid-core so you'll need a little more cable management to keep everything tidy. It's also a good idea to use ferrules on them when using screw terminals to keep all the tiny wires together.+**Stranded wire** are a bit more pricey but they are flexible and therefore ​more suitable for repetitive movements. However, they don't keep their shape as well as solid-core so you'll need a little more cable management to keep everything tidy. It's also a good idea to use ferrules on them when using screw terminals to keep all the tiny wires together.
 Make sure any wire you choose to use is actually copper, as the cheaper copper-clad-aluminum wires will break way more easily under stress and fail over time in most connectors. Make sure any wire you choose to use is actually copper, as the cheaper copper-clad-aluminum wires will break way more easily under stress and fail over time in most connectors.
 Another good alternative is silicone shielded wire, as used in electric RC cars. It's a good bit more expensive but is actually a perfect match for the job. Another good alternative is silicone shielded wire, as used in electric RC cars. It's a good bit more expensive but is actually a perfect match for the job.