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About this product


  • Real time interactive circuit simulation
  • Large database of component devices
  • Schematic design and capture

Product overview

• Real time interactive circuit simulation
• Large database of component devices
• Schematic design and capture
• Realistic simulation of maximum component ratings and component destruction
• Standard edition includes voltmeter, ammeter and oscilloscope
• Export circuits to PCB Wizard 3 order code N31AJ
• Integrated publishing with text, graphics and spell-checking support
• Free demo and tutorials downloadable from

Livewire is a powerful software package for designing, simulating and analysing electronic circuits. Switches, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits and hundreds of other components can all be connected together to investigate the behaviour of a circuit. There are no limits to what can be designed and no loose connections or faulty components to worry about. However, if the maximum ratings for any components are exceeded, they’ll explode!
The software is supplied on a CD-ROM and requires Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 (with SP6), 2000, XP, Vista or 7. User guide and instructions are included within the software. More information including list of supported components and the differences between Standard and Pro editions can be found at

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good program for the price. I would recommend buying the professional edition for its extended functionality but apart from that its a good all round simulator which is extremely easy to use with a fairly comprehensive component library. I have PCB wizard 3 from New Wave and these interlink easily. 9/10!
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Livewire Livewire is a superb product! I am delighted with the interface (cannot fault it) and it has helped me get a feel for components and circuit design, more so that any other resource. I have been using your Livewire and PCB Wizard software for several months now and the only problem I had they sent me a fix within days - not bad!
Date published: 2014-07-12
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Hi does the software come on a disc that you then have to download?

Asked by: Carter
This contains a disc and activation key.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28

Does Live WIre support integrated circuits? i.e. ATMEL or ARM?

Asked by: Dave And Sophie
I would recommend looking at the below link to see what features are offered. Free demo and tutorials downloadable from
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-01

we are looking for circuit design software that we can uses with 25 students in the college and at home does this product come with a sit license ? can you recommend one that is suitable for our use ?

Asked by: paul
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-17

How does one interact with livewire? Is it by mouse?

Asked by: paul
Yes this is used like any other PC software a mouse is needed.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-04-27

Can Livewire ( one serial number ) be installed on more than one computer? Using the same serial number?

Asked by: R H P
No this is not supported.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-14

Hi does this software operate on Windows 8.1

Asked by: John
No, i am afraid this would not support past Windows 7
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

Please can you tell me whether Live wire works on a mac okay.
Asked by: Nel Morris
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is the programme compatible with MAC OSX?
Asked by: Dan
No sorry.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2017-05-26
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