Electronic Hookup Wire
Vinyl Primary Insulation -
Nominal .010" Wall
Nylon Secondary Jacket -
Nominal Wall .003"
-54ºC to +105ºC
600 Volts. R.M.S. (working)
Meets UL Style 1004, 1005, 1006 except where noted.
For internal wiring of meters, panels and electronic equipment . Formerly "Type BN."
For Mil-DTL-16878 type wire, NWC takes exception to the identification printing requirement in paragraph 3.7
|Military Voltage Rating||600 volts.|
|Factory Spark-Test Voltage||3400 VAC.|
|Impulse Spark Test Voltage||8000 V pulse-peak, or 5700 V @3 kHz|
|Insulation Breakdown Voltage||> 5000 volts, peak.|
|IIR: Insulation Resistance, wet||> 1500 megohm/100 meter, metal to water bath at +20ºC.|
|Nominal Dielectric Constant value||4|
|Flame Properties||Self extinguishing. Meets UL VW-1|
|Cold Bending for gauges 26 to 32||Bends over 1 inch mandrel while at -54ºC.|
|Cold Bending for gauges 14 to 24||Bends over 2 inch mandrel while at -54ºC.|
DOWNLOAD PDF MIL-DTL-16878/17. Also listed as page 1-4 in the National Wire Printed Catalog.
RoHS products are listed with an "R" in the second position of the Part Number.
Standard basic insulation color numbers are: Black: 0, Brown: 1, Red: 2, Orange: 3, Yellow: 4, Green: 5, Blue: 6, Violet: 7, Gray: 8, White: 9. The insulation color code number, may be 1, 2 or 3 digits depending on the number or absence of stripes. The 1st number is color of Insulation, 2nd number is color of first stripe; 3rd number is color of the second stripe. Example: White wire(9) + Red stripe(2) + Black stripe(0) makes a color code number of "9-2-0". That color number, "9-2-0" is appended to the part number. Sample part number might be "xxxxxx-xxx-9-2-0"Download Color Information
|GAUGE OF CONDUCTOR||26|
|GAUGE OF STRANDS||38|
|MAX RESISTANCE DC AT 20° C PER 1000 FEET||40.1|
|MAX RESISTANCE DE AT 20 ° C PER KM||132|
|NOM. DIAM. STRANDED CONDUCTOR (INCHES)||0.019|
|NOM. DIAM. STRANDED CONDUCTOR (MM)||0.483|
|NOM. FINISHED WIRE DIAM. (INCHES)||0.045|
|NOM. FINISHED WIRE DIAM. (MM)||1.14|
|NOM. WEIGHT LBS. PER 1000 FEET||1.75|
|NOM. WEIGHT KG/KM PER 1000 FEET||2.60|
|NUMBER OF STRANDS||19.00|
|MIL SPEC PART NUMBER||M16878/17 BDE|