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MIL-W-16878 (M16878) NEMA HP3, HP4, HP5, HP6, HP8

M16878 Reference Guide

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MIL-W-16878 (M16878) NEMA HP3, HP4, HP5, HP6, HP8

Slant Number Type Conductor Voltage Temp. Insulation Mil-W or Mil-DTL Nema Type
M16878/1 B Tin or Silver 600V 105ºC PVC Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/1 B Tin or Silver 600 V 105ºC XLPVC Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/2 C Tin or Silver 1000V 105ºC PVC Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/3 D Tin or Silver 3000V 105ºC PVC Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/4 E Silver 600V 200ºC PTFE Mil-W NEMA HP-3
M16878/5 EE Silver 1000V 200ºC PTFE Mil-W NEMA HP-3
M16878/6 ET Silver 250V 200ºC PTFE Mil-W NEMA HP-3
M16878/7 F Silver 600V 200ºC Silicone Rubber Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/8 FF Silver 1000V 200ºC Silicone Rubber Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/9 FFW Cancelled - - - - - -
M16878/10 J Tin  600V 75ºC PE Mil-DTL Nema HP-4
M16878/11 K Tin or Silver 600V 200ºC FEP Mil-W Nema HP-4
M16878/12 KK Silver 1000V 200ºC FEP Mil-W Nema HP-4
M16878/13 KT Tin or Silver 250V 200ºC FEP Mil-W Nema HP-4
M16878/14 L Tin 600V 125ºC XLPE Mil-DTL Nema HP-5
M16878/15 LL Tin 1000V 125ºC XLPE Mil-DTL Nema HP-5
M16878/16 LX Tin 3000V 125ºC XLPO Mil-DTL Nema HP-5
M16878/17 BN Tin 600V 105ºC  PVC with Nylon Jkt Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/18 CN Tin 1000V 105ºC PVC with Nylon Jkt Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/19 DN Tin 3000V 105ºC PVC with Nylon Jkt Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-7
M16878/20 ET Wrapped Silver 250V 200ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/21 E Wrapped Silver 600V 200ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/22 EE Wrapped Silver 1000V 200ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/23 ET NPC Nickel 250V 260ºC PTFE Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/24 ET NPC Nickel 250V 260ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/25 E NPC Nickel 600V 260ºC PTFE Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/26 E NPC Wrapped Nickel 600V 260ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/27 EE NPC Nickel 1000V 260ºC PTFE Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/28 EE NPC Wrapped Nickel 1000V 260ºC PTFE Wrapped Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/29 F Tin 600V 150ºC Silicone Rubber Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/30 FF Tin 1000V 150ºC Silicone Rubber Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/31 FF W/Glass Brd Tin 1000V 150ºC Silicone Rubber w/Glass Brd Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/32 FF W/Glass Brd Tin 1000V 200ºC Silicone Rubber w/Glass Brd Mil-DTL Nema HP-6
M16878/33 J W/Polyamide Covering Tin 600V 75ºC PE with Nylon Covering Mil-DTL Nema HP-3
M16878/34 EE DBL Wrapped Silver 1000V 200ºC  PTFE DBL Wrapped Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/35 EE NPC DBL Wrapped Nickel 1000V 260ºC  PTFE DBL Wrapped Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-3
M16878/36 —  Tin or Silver 600V 105ºC  Low Smoke XLPO Mil-DTL, Mil-W Nema HP-8
M16878/37 —  Tin 600V 125ºC EPDM Mil-DTL, Mil-W -
M16878/38 —  Tin 5000V 125ºC EPDM Mil-DTL, Mil-W -

   

MIL-W-16878 (M16878)

Mil-W-16878, M16878 wire application

MIL-W-16878 (M16878)

The MIL-W-16878 (M16878) is also a designated hook-up wire that is used for high-performance applications that require small dimensions, low weight, high-temperature resistance and low flame. The MIL-W-16878 (M16878) military specification is known for its large temperature range of -65°C to +250°C. Similar to its MIL-W-22759 (M22759) counterpart, the MIL-W-16878 (M16878) comes in various constructions each of which is able to provide different strengths to the intended applications. With a voltage rating ranging from 300 Volts to 5000 Volts, the MIL-W-16878 (M16878) cable is rated for low and high voltage applications like military, government, and aerospace applications, but can be used for some commercial applications when required.

NEMA HP3 – HP8 are the new MIL-W-16878 (M16878) wiring designations and are used to identify different constructions, although most industries still use the traditional “16878”. The last unique aspect that the MIL-W-16878 (M16878) cable has is how the conductor plating, gauge and stranding is identified. While most organizations use the last numbers at the end of the product code to identify these attributes, this unique product uses 3 different letters to identify those previously mentioned cable attributes.

 

M16878, MIL-W-16878 Construction Variations

The M16878 configurations are very durable military cables and are manufactured using the highest quality materials such as nickel-plated conductors, silver-plated conductors, as well as tinned copper and bare copper conductors. Having quality materials is essential for providing reliable products, but also for supplying products that are able to withstand harsh environments and constant maintenance. Our teams' goal for the M16878 military wires is to provide as much information as possible to our customers, which is why we created the detailed chart above. Some additional information we list is the various insulations and jackets available. Some of these durable compounds are PTFE, Silicone, PVC, XLPE and even XLPO.

Sycor Technology consistently maintains a hefty stock of M16878 wire and cable, and with our vast network of high-quality manufacturers, our team is able to provide you with the Mil-Spec wires you need, when you need them. Readily available in a variety of styles, sizes, and conductors, Sycor has the perfect M16878 product for you, whatever your application may be!

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