NAVY - MIL-W-5086C
WIRE, ELECTRIC, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE INSULATED, COPPER OR COPPER ALLOY
|Publication Date:||2 December 1974|
This specification covers polyvinyl chloride insulated single conductor electric wires made with tin-coated copper conductors or silver-coated copper alloy conductors as specified in the applicable military specification sheet. The polyvinyl chloride insulation of these wires may be used alone or in combination with other insulating or protective materials.
The wires shall be as described in the applicable military specification sheet.
Part numbers under this specification are coded as in the following example:
M5086/1 - 22 - 9 Applicable speci- Wire size Insulation color fication sheet designator or designators
The maximum conductor temperature of the finished wire for continuous use shall be as specified in the applicable military specification sheet (6.1.1).
The electric wires covered by this specification are intended for use in any application where their performance characteristics are required. The wires are suitable for installation on aerospace... View More
The electric wires covered by this specification are intended for use in any application where their performance characteristics are required. The wires are suitable for installation on aerospace electrical systems within the limitations of applicable performance requirements.
Temperature ratings as specified in specification sheets pertaining to this specification represent the maximum permissible operating temperature of the conductor. The maximum ambient temperature should be the rated maximum conductor temperature of the wire diminished by the operating rise in temperature of the conductor.
The conductor sizes and the corresponding size designations of this specification are in accordance with established usage for stranded copper conductors for hookup wire in the electronic and aircraft industries. It should be noted that these sizes and size designations are not identical with American Wire Gage (AWG) sizes for solid wire and strands. The diameters and cross-sectional areas of the stranded conductors of this specification are, in most sizes, only roughly approximate to those of AWG solid conductors of the same numerical size designation.View Less