M5086 is an insulated aircraft MIL-SPEC wire typically used in the aerospace industry due to its strong resistance to impact, liquids, and abrasions. Commonly constructed for critical circuit applications, M5086 is the perfect cable solution when operating in hazardous conditions.
M5086 is constructed of a stranded tinned copper conductor, white polyvinyl chloride insulation, and a clear nylon outer jacket. The MIL-SPEC wire may be used in electronic or electrical applications. The wires come in different sizes and change materials depending on the size.
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.
M5086 may be used in any application where it may be exposed to abrasion, high impact loads, or chemical abuse and there are two common styles of M5086: MIL-W-5086 Type I and Type II, which are both an unshielded aircraft MIL-SPEC wire.
MIL-W-5086 Type 1
The MIL-W-5086 Type 1 is resistant to water, aircraft fuels, hydraulic fluids, oils, Skydrol, dilute acids, ethylene glycol, alkalis, alcohol, fungus, and abrasions.
MIL-W-5086 Type 2
The MIL-W-5086 Type 2 MIL-SPEC wire has the same attributes as the Type 1, however, Type 2 may be used as airframe wire at temperatures within the range of -55ºC to +105 ºC and has a voltage rating of 600 volts.