Why You Should Know Your Wire Specifications

by | Aug 22, 2014 | Business

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If you’re an electric DIY enthusiast or wish to become a professional electrician then you need to be fluent when it comes to speaking about different specifications of wire. This is very important in the industry, as knowing the differences between wires can make a vast difference when it comes to the outcome of your project. Different types of wire react in different ways depending on the environmental factors in play. In order to make sure you won’t encounter any problems here is a list of wire specifications that illustrate the diverse nature of the wire industry.

This specification is often used for aerospace or military applications due to its high durability in extreme environments. Made of our copper alloy, or simply copper, this military specification covers fluoropolymer-insulated with solo current conductivity. It is often found either tin, silver or nickel coated. They are temperature resistant and can continue to work in wet conditions. The M22759 specification is ideal for any high pressure situations such as aircraft wire or functioning military operations, so ideally you wouldn’t use this wire for general house hold wiring as the cost would be far greater than necessary.

Another aerospace and military specification is less durable than above and is known as M81381. Its water resistance is low and repeated bending is not suggested. In addition, caustic fluids and gases as well as ultraviolet light speed up particle breakdown and make this wire prone to causing hazards. This wire is made from copper alloy or copper and is similarly tin, silver or nickel coated. This specification is generally used as an insulation material as supposed to an active duty wire such as it M22759 counterpart.

Comparing these two wire specifications demonstrates the vast differences between wire that looks similar, but has different uses. Knowing the differences between wire specifications, can prove all the difference in creating a hazard waiting to happen or the ideal electrical circuit. If you’re not sure which specification you need, then do not hesitate to ask your wire supplier. Explain to them your intended use and most reputable companies will be happy to assist you in finding the correct wire for the job. If you simply guess or pick a wire you “think” might work, then that can only open the possibilities of creating problems down the road. Do your own research, and above all, don’t be afraid of asking. It could (in the worst case scenario) save lives.

Think m2279 specification will suit your needs? Or perhaps you need further assistance? Speak with the professionals at SASI. Reach them at http://www.sasi-wire.com or call them, 763-422-0301.

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