Are ordinary staples suitable for short wire links in breadboards without there being any corrosion?
Breadboards are meant more for prototyping purposes and aren't really meant to be used in wet / moist / corrosive environments. I'd bet the contacts would probably also corrode if used for any extended duration in such an environment. Well, these types are, at any rate:
Most staples will rust, but as long as it's dry, they should be conductive enough to make connections on a breadboard. Solid stranded copper hookup wire would probably be better, but then you'd need to cut and strip the ends.
Thanks for the response but the question was about the electro-chemistry between the staple and the metal in the breadboard. You know how computer peripheral cards have gold contacts to prevent this. I'm thinking the 2 metals might react and cause damage to the board.
The hookup wire is probably cheaper and easier to work with anyway, and afaik it has no corrosion issues :P
Depends what the staples and the breadboard is made from, I suppose.
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