Mil-Spec Wire Source

Single Conductor Mil-Spec Wire

   
MIL-W-5086 MIL-Spec Wire MIL-W-16878 Hook Up Wire MIL-W-16878 PFTE Hook Up Cable
MIL-W-16878D Shielded PTFE Cables QQ-W-343 MIL-W-25038
MIL-W-81381 MIL-W-22759 MIL-C-17 Coaxial Cable
MIL-C-76 MIL-C-915 Shipboard Cable MIL-W-8777
MIL-C-24640 - Shipboard Cable MIL-DTL-49055 Ribbon Cable MIL-W-81044
MIL-W-81822 Wire Wrap MIL-C-85485 MIL-C-3432 CO-Cable
MIL-C-13486 MIL-C-13777 MIL-C-27500 Cables
MIL-C-24643 - Low Smoke Shipboard Cable MIL-W-22759 (M22759) MIL-C-55021
QQ-B-575 - Round and Flat Braided Tinned Copper 10603 Hook Up Wire (HTXE) Army Drawing 12293251  

MIL-W-5086 MIL-Spec Wire

   
There are two common styles of MIL-W-5086: MIL-W-5086 Type I and MIL-W-5086 Type II. MIL-W-5086 Type I is an unshielded aircraft wire. The MIL-Spec wire is constructed of a stranded tinned copper conductor, white polyvinylchloride insulation and a clear nylon outer jacket. The MIL-Spec wire may be used in electronic or electrical applications.

MIL-W-5086 Type II is also an unshielded aircraft wire. Guage sizes 22 AWG through 12 AWG are constructed of stranded tinned copper conductor with a white PVC insulation and a white glass yarn braid. The MIL-Spec wire has a clear nylon outer jacket. Gauge sizes 10 AWG through 4/0 AWG are constructed of stranded tinned copper conductor with a white PVC insulation and a white glass yarn braid. The wire has a flame retardant nylon lacquered glass with yarn braid overall. MIL-W-5086 Type II may be used as airframe wire at temperatures within the range of -55ºC to +105 ºC. The MIL-Spec wire has a voltage rating of 600 volts.

Both MIL-W-5086 Type I and MIL-W-5086 Type II are resistant to water, aircraft fuels, hydraulic fluids, oils, skydrol, dilute acids, ethyleneglycol, alkalis, alcohol, fungus, and abrasion. The MIL-Spec wires may be used in any application where it may be exposed to abrasion, high impact loads, or chemical abuse.

MIL-W-16878 Hook Up Wire

   
MIL-W-16878 is a commonly requested military specification for a wire. MIL-W-16878 Hook Up Wire comes in three types MIL-W-16878/1 Type B, MIL-W-16878/2 Type C, and MIL-W-16878/3 Type D. MIL-W-16878/1 Type B is made of Stranded Tinned Copper with PVC Insulation. The MIL-Spec wire has a temperature rating of -55ºC to +105 ºC and has a voltage rating of 600 Volts. MIL-W-16878/1 works well for the internal wiring of electronic equipment and may meet UL 1061.

MIL-W-16878/2 Type C has the same features as Type B, but with a voltage rating of 1000 Volts. MIL-W-16878/2 Type C works well for the internal wiring of meters, panels, and electronic equipment and may meet UL 1007 or UL 1569. MIL-W-16878/3 Type D also has the same features as Type B and Type C, but with a voltage rating of 3000 Volts. It also works well for the internal wiring of meters, panels, and electronic equipment and may meet UL 1011 or UL 1013.

MIL-W-16878 PFTE Hook Up Cable

   
There are three types of MIL-W-16878 Hook Up Cable: MIL-W-16878/4 Type E, MIL-W-16878/5 Type EE, MIL-W-16878/6 Type ET. MIL-W-16878/4 Type E (also known as NEMA HP-3 Type E) may be UL 1213 listed. The MIL-W-16878/4 MIL-Spec wire is stranded silver plated copper, with a temperature rating of -60ºC to +200 ºC and a voltage rating of 600 Volts. It is a shielded and jacketed cable. Type EE (also known as NEMA HP-3 Type EE) also possesses the above characteristics, but with a voltage rating of 1000 Volts. MIL-W-16878/6 Type ET (also known as NEMA HP-3 Type ET) is also the same, but with a voltage rating of 250 Volts.

The PFTE insulation on the cables offers high reliability with exceptional thermal stability and chemical resistance. MIL-W-16878 hook up wires are good for high temperature applications.

MIL-W-16878D Shielded PTFE Cables

   
MIL-W-16878D Shielded PTFE Cables come in many different styles such as PTFE With Shield No Jacket, PTFE Tape Wrap Overall, Extruded FEP Jacket Over Shield, PTFE Impregnated Braid Overall. Each conductor of the MIL-W-16878D Cables is stranded silver plated copper. The cables have a braided silver plated copper shield. They possess a voltage rating of 600 Volts and an operating temperature of -65ºC to +200 ºC. MIL-W-16878D Shielded PTFE Cables are resistant to acids, alkalis, oil, flame, moisture, solvents and fungus.

QQ-W-343

   
QQ-W-343 is another federal specification for electrical wire. QQ-W-343 wire is usually offered in two varieties: Tinnned Copper Buss Bar QQ-W-343 and Extra Flexible Copper Rope QQ-W-343 ASTM-B-33. QQ-W-343 may be used for winding of coils, antennas, point to point wiring, and ground wire.

MIL-W-25038

   
MIL-W-25038 is a military specification covering high temperature, fire resistant electrical wire.

MIL-W-81381

MIL-W-81381 is a military specification covering polyimide-insulated electric wire with copper or copper alloy conductors. The wire is often available in many different configurations.

MIL-C-17 Coaxial Cable

   
MIL-C-17 Coaxial Cables meet MIL-C-17 specifications, are QPL approved and have a corresponding RG number. This coax wire also comes in various different slants which offer a difference in OD, maximum voltage, conductor, dielectric, impedance, etc.

MIL-C-76

   
MIL-C-76 wires are available in Type LWP, MWP, and HWP to meet customer applications. Each type are designed with different attributes such as: voltage, temperature, insulation, conductors and cable ratings.

MIL-C-915 Shipboard Cable

   
MIL-C-915 is one of three standards currently used in the military and categorized as “shipboard cable” which means it is not non-toxic or not low smoke when burned, like the other 2 varieties. These shipboard cables are used in the following applications: communications, control, electronic, lighting, instrumentation or power applications that follow the military specifications.

MIL-W-8777

   
MIL-W-8777 wires are suitable for many high temperature applications and are primarily used for missiles and aircraft. MIL-W-8777 has two different cables that fall under this spec which include: MS27110 with an FEP jacket and MS25471 with a polyester jacket. Both of these cables are rated to 600V, 200°C and feature silicone insulation.

MIL-C-24640 - Shipboard Cable

MIL-C-24640 Cables are lighter in weight than traditional shipboard cable which makes them safer to use on naval ships to cut down on unnecessary weight. These cables offer several subcategories that are meant for specific shipboard applications, such as power and control, electronic, communications and instrumentation. These categories are then further divided into flexing vs non flexing and non-watertight vs watertight. MIL-C-24640 can also come in an armored form which will be marked with an “A” in the category it is in.

MIL-DTL-49055 Ribbon Cable

MIL-DTL-49055 Ribbon Cables meet military specifications and are approved for use by the government, military and civilians. Ribbon cables are great for any application that requires minimal space because of the flat and wide construction, however, keep in mind that they are not highly flexible and can only be used for straight-run applications. M49055 Ribbon Cable is FEP insulated, while offering good chemical resistance and environmental stability.

MIL-W-81044

MIL-W-81044 high temperature lead wire is used for missile, commercial, shipboard, airframe, avionics, electronics and military vehicle applications. This mil-spec wire stands the test of extreme conditions because of its resistance to abrasion, chemicals, notch propagation and shrink back. M81044 lead wire also features soft annealed tinned copper conductors, irradiation cross-linked Polyalkane insulation and a clear cross-linked extruded PVDF jacket. In addition, this lead wire is self-extinguishing and flame retardant.

MIL-W-81822 Wire Wrap

MIL-W-81822 insulated electrical wire is designed for use in computer back panels and other electrical and data equipment. There are three different conductor styles which include: Silver-plated High Strength Copper Alloy, Silver-plated ETP Copper and Silver-plated OHFC Copper

MIL-C-85485

MIL-C-85485 filterline wire was designed to protect against EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) from magnetic fields. It is approved for military use and are often used as an alternative to typical airframe wire. This wire is also available in varying conductor styles and shielding options.

MIL-C-3432 CO-Cable

MIL-C-3432 CO-Cables are a military specification covering portable power and control cable. They can be used in a variety of applications, including heavy portable tools and equipment, charging cables, and power and control cords.

MIL-C-13486

MIL-C-1346 heavy duty vehicle cables are used on all types of military ground vehicles, such as tanks, trailers, trucks and jeeps. They feature a stranded tinned copper conductor and Hypalon (CSPE) insulation.

MIL-C-13777

MIL-C-13777 wires meet MIL-C-13777 specifications and are oil resistant, flexible and portable. They have a temperature rating of -54°C to 71°C and feature a Arctic grade polychloroprene jacket that meets the heat, oil, mechanical and environmental requirements of MIL-C-13777.

MIL-C-27500 Cables

MIL-C-27500 Cables are used to describe both unshielded and shielded cable constructions for airframe, avionics and aerospace and applications. Each part numbers construction offers differences in circuit identification, conductor size, insulation type, number of conductors, and shielding material.

MIL-C-24643 - Low Smoke Shipboard Cable

MIL-C-24643 - Low Smoke Shipboard Cables are low weight, low smoke shipboard cables that don’t emit toxic fumes when burned. Allied offers 11 different types of MIL-C-24643 shipboard cable which can be flexing or non flexing or watertight or non-watertight. And they have a variety of applications, including but not limited to: power, control, lighting, communication, and instrumentation.

MIL-W-22759 (M22759)

Allied stocks a wide variety of MIL-W-22759 (M22759) wire that can be used in both the government or commercial environment. These mil-spec wires are broken down into standard wall, thin wall or medium wall, as well as different slant, gauge sizes and colors, depending on your application.

MIL-C-55021

MIL-C-55021 cable is designed for internal wiring of electrical equipment and includes electrical cables consisting of unshielded and unjacketed, shielded, jacketed, or shielded and jacketed twisted pairs and triples, and shielded or shielded and jacketed singles. This NEMA WC 55021 wire has a temperature range of -40°C to 105°C.

QQ-B-575 - Round and Flat Braided Tinned Copper

QQ-B-575 Flat Braided Tinned Copper wires is used for bonding, straps, grounding or connecting moving parts. These wires’ strands are woven and rolled flat to specific width depending on construction.

10603 Hook Up Wire (HTXE) Army Drawing 12293251

This special purpose, double insulated, mil-spec wire features a tin coated copper conductor, extruded layer of Irraflex insulation and Irraflex jacket. 10603 HookUp wire is meets Army Drawing 12293521 standards, rated to 600 volts and has a temperature range of -55°C to 125°C.