3 minutes ago, Canada EH said:
I have run across both, I was quite disappointed when I found the 5e cable to rewire a motor sense control because I thought it was solid, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it stranded. I have run across what I thought was cat wire that was solid in the past for the same rewire job and it just broke off once you stressed it by bending it just a few times back and forth.
Did I just grab the wrong cable when I got the solid conductor?
Its perfect for my needs, really thin and super everywhere.
Stranded is good for applications where you will move the cable around say a temporary line or a patch cable, solid conductors are best installed behind walls or permanent applications since they are not as flexible and can break more readily from metal fatigue.
If you ran stranded cable in the wall it's not a problem really.