About Type EE
Type EE Wire
Type EE is a robust type of wire that is resistant to some of the most damaging threats to wire and cabling. It features strong insulation and comes in a range of sizes, all suited for military applications, as well as many others that need high-capacity, durable wire.
Here at WesBell Electronics, we offer a wide array of Type EE wires to meet the needs of your various projects.
What Is Type EE Wire?
Type EE wire is part of a wide class of hook-up wire. It features a particularly strong type of insulation made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), also known as Teflon, which offers resistance to many different chemicals and high heat up to 200°C.
WesBell Electronics offers PTFE wire and cable in 250, 600 Volts and 1,000 volts, all with silver-plated copper strands. Type EE wire is the 1,000-volt version, available in American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24.
The applications for Type EE Teflon wire are wide-reaching, and can include:
- Military wiring.
- Internal appliance wiring.
- Medical electronics.
- Power supply lead wires.
- Device manufacturing.
These kinds of projects take advantage of Type EE’s high voltage capacities and extremely high temperature resistance for tough environments. It provides a trustworthy solution for devices like medical electronics that depend on high conduction capabilities.
WesBell Electronics offers Type EE wire in a range of colors for simple identification. These colors include blue, black, green, gray, brown, red, orange, white, purple and yellow. We also provide bulk pricing discounts for certain quantities.
Specifications and Standards
Type EE wire is used in some high-performing applications, so users need to be assured of its quality. Several third parties have offered approvals for Type EE wire:
- The CSA Group
- Military Specification M16878/5
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive
Type EE vs. Type ET and Type E
When looking at Type EE wire, you may come across two similarly named wires: Type ET and Type E. These both offer the same general construction, with stranded silver-plated copper and PTFE insulation, providing the same temperature ratings of -60°C to 200°C. They differ in size and voltage capacities.
Type E wire is the middle ground between Type ET and Type EE. Type ET is thinner, with AWG sizes 20-32, and supports up to 250 volts. Type EE, on the other hand, uses its larger sizes of 14-24 to supply up to 1,000 volts of power. Then, there’s Type E in the middle with a wide range of sizes between 10 and 26. It supports up to 600 volts.
If you’re looking for something without the high temperature and chemical resistance of Type EE Teflon wire, try our electrical wire or other types of hook-up wire, such as UL1007, UL1015 or UL1028. They are a lot cheaper and more flexible.
Working With WesBell
WesBell Electronics is staffed with plenty of experts in wires and cabling. If you don’t know which type of wire is right for your project, we can help you sort through the options and find the right balance of performance and cost.
In addition to cost-effective cabling, we also offer a wide range of wire processing services, like twisting and harness assembly, so the wires are ready to go to work when they reach you.
Check out the links above to browse our Type EE wire, or reach out to us for more information or help with choosing your wire.