20 AWG, TYPE E, M16878/4 (E20-19)
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WesBell Type E wire is also known as M16878/4 wire and PTFE wire. It’s rated for 600 volts and higher than normal temperature of 200C. Type E wire is commonly used in electrical and electronic applications where high temperature is encountered.
Type E wire provides all the advantages of most standard hookup wires with added durability in extreme temperatures. The PTFE provides a high-temperature jacket that handles heat much better than electrical or PVC wires.
100ft. minimum on ALL Hook Up Wire
Please call to check lead time on 10,000ft.+ orders.
ConstructionPTFE insulation, Silver plated copper strands
ApplicationsDevice manufacturing, Electronics where high temperature is encountered, Internal wiring of appliances
Approvals200C, 600 Volts, CSA, M16878/4, RoHS Compliant, UL1213
M16878/4 Wire Construction
Our 20 AWG Type E wire is silver-plated with copper strands and a single layer of PTFE insulation. It is resistant to most potential damage from soldering irons, thermal aging, open flames, solvents, moisture, grease, ozone and other harmful chemicals.
This wire has low power loss and is ideal for higher frequency assemblies and high-temperature internal electronics. Compared to other thicker insulations, the medium-wall PTFE saves space and weight, allowing for easier product assembly. The durable structure offers high reliability, excellent thermal stability and it’s also environmentally safe.
We supply this wire in the following colors:
Type E Wire Applications
MIL-W-16878 is a military spec for harness applications and the internal wiring of electronic equipment. This wire is popular because of its size, cost-effectiveness, non-flammable materials and resistance to chemicals. While some of the M16878 military specifications have become obsolete, the M16878 name has stuck throughout the industry.
Type E high-performance wires meet the requirements for low-flame propagation, high-temperature resistance, small dimensions and low weight. Typical uses for the M16878/4 wire include harness applications for the military or aerospace industry, power supply lead wire and internal wiring in electronic equipment.
Choose WesBell Electronics for All Your Type E Wire Needs
WesBell has been a leading distributor of quality wire and cables for more than three decades. In addition to our Type E wires, we carry an extensive selection of other products to meet your operation’s needs. We also offer wire processing services, like twisting, cutting to size and other custom applications.
Contact us online today with any questions or to learn more about our many product offerings.