Plated Wire and Ribbon Specifications

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MWS produces a broad line of continuous electroplated wire and ribbon, meeting a variety of federal, military, commercial and customer standards and specifications.

PLATING FINISHES APPLICABLE SPECIFICATION
Gold Mil G 45204
Silver QQ S 365
Nickel QQ N 290
Tin MIL T 10727
Solder (60/40 - 70/30) MIL P 81728
Cadmium QQ P 416
Copper MIL C 14550
SURFACE CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS
Bright, semi-bright or matte finish; tarnish resistant or chromate treatment.
CONDUCTOR MATERIALS
Copper, Nickel, Kovar, Dumet, Copper-Nickel Alloys, Nickel-Iron Alloys, Nickel-Chromium Alloys, Stainless Steel, Tungsten, Beryllium Copper, Phosphor Bronze, Brass, Molybdenum, Manganin.
BUS WIRE
Commercial tin plated copper wire per QQ W 343 is available in sizes 8-40 AWG.
SIZE RANGE CAPABILITIES
Round: .125"-.0007"; Flat/square/rectangular: thickness - .0005" and larger; widths-up to .125".
SOLDERABILITY STANDARDS
Mil Std 202F.
PACKAGING
Continuous lengths on spools or cut and straightened to specific lengths per customer requirements.

Plated Copper Wire Data

SIZE

AWG

DIAMETER (INCHES) CIRCULAR MILS RESISTANCE (ohms per 1000 feet @ 20C) POUNDS PER 1000 FT. THICKNESS OF COATING (MICROINCHES)
SILVER PLATED NICKEL PLATED

NOMINAL

NOMINAL

NOMINAL

1.25% 2% 2.5% 3% 4% 5% 6% 2% 4% 7% 10% 27%
14 .0641 4110 2.48 12.4 170 272 343 417 551 692 864 322 647 1142 1645 4670
15 .0571 3260 3.13 9.87 151 243 305 371 491 617 754 282 577 1018 1465 4160
16 .0508 2580 3.95 7.81 135 216 272 330 437 549 671 255 513 905 1304 3700
17 .0453 2050 4.98 6.21 120 196 242 294 390 489 598 228 458 807 1162 3300
18 .0403 1620 6.30 4.92 107 171 216 262 347 435 532 202 407 718 1034 2930
19 .0359 1290 7.91 3.90 95 153 192 233 309 388 474 180 363 640 921 2610
20 .0320 1020 10.0 3.10 85 136 171 208 275 346 422 161 323 570 821 2330
21 .0285 812 12.6 2.46 76 121 152 185 245 308 376 143 288 508 731 2070
22 .0253 640 15.9 1.94 67 108 135 164 218 273 334 127 255 451 649 1850
23 .0226 511 20.0 1.55 60 96 121 147 194 244 293 114 228 403 580 1640
24 .0201 404 25.2 1.22 53 85 108 131 173 217 265 101 203 358 516 1460
25 .0179 320 31.9 .970 47 76 96 116 154 193 236 90 181 319 459 1300
26 .0159 253 40.3 .765 42 68 85 103 137 172 210 80 161 283 408 1160
27 .0142 202 50.5 .610 38 60 76 92 122 153 187 71 143 253 364 1030
28 .0126 159 64.2 .481 33 54 67 82 108 136 166 63 127 224 323 920
29 .0113 128 79.7 .387 30 48 60 73 97 122 149 57 114 201 290 820
30 .0100 100 102 .303 27 43 54 65 86 108 132 50 101 178 256 730
31 .0089 79.2 129 .240 24 38 48 58 77 96 117 45 90 159 228 650
32 .0080 64.0 159 .194 21 34 43 52 69 86 106 40 81 143 205 580
33 .0071 50.4 202 .153 19 30 38 46 61 77 94 36 72 126 182 520
34 .0063 39.7 257 .120 17 27 34 41 54 68 83 32 64 112 162 460
35 .0056 31.4 325 .0949 15 24 30 36 48 60 74 28 57 100 144 410
36 .0050 25.0 408 .0757 13 21 27 33 43 54 66 25 50 89 128 360
37 .0045 20.2 505 .0613 12 19 24 29 39 48 59 23 45 80 116 320
38 .0040 16.0 638 .0484 11 17 21 26 34 43 53 20 40 71 103 290
39 .0035 12.2 836 .0371 9 15 19 23 30 38 46 18 35 62 90 260
40 .0031 9.61 1061 .0291 8 13 17 20 27 33 41 16 31 55 80 230

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