Wire Wrapping is a simple and quick way to proto-type a circuit. The process uses specially designed sockets that have leads that are extra long and square in shape (Figure 1). Connections are made by wrapping the stripped end of a wire onto an terminal using a special tool. A Wire Wrap connection consists of a minimum of six closely wound turns of wire applied under tension (figure 2a and b). The sharp edges of the post imbed themselves into the wire and form a gas-tight contact. Check out the Links below for detailed information on wire wrapping.
The standard Wire Wrap connection is shown in
The modified wrap is shown in Drawing B. An additional
turn of insulation provides strength and helps avoid short circuits.
Wire Wrapping Tips
Figure 3 .
OK International Socket-Wrap
Socket-Wrap I.D. from OK International.
Popular Electronics, December 1977, Wire-Wrapping Techniques for computer Hobbyists / Adolph Mangieri Page 74.
Wire Wrapping Links
OK International - Technical Notes - Wire Wrapping Page