Percon® 24 Conductor Wire

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Percon 24 was developed specifically to meet the requirements of AS22759, AS29606, NEMA WC 67 and ASTM B 624. It replaces cadmium containing PD 135 in these applications.  A truly high performance conductor comprising a minimum strength of 60 ksi (414 MPa), elongation of 8%, electrical conductivity of 90% IACS minimum, excellent flex life and exceptional softening resistance to elevated operating or high fluoropolymer insulating temperatures.

Key Attributes of Percon 24

  • Excellent resistance to corrosive environments.
  • Does not contain any cadmium or environmentally hazardous elements. 

Percon 24 is available bare or plated with silver or nickel, and in light weight constructions.

Physical Properties

SOFT
Tensile 60,000 psi
Elongation 6%*
Electrical Conductivity 90% IACS* @ 68°F
Electrical Resistivity 11.52 cir mil ohm/ft @ 68°F
Melting Point 1972°F
Density 0.323 lbs/in³
Thermal Coefficient of Resistance 0.00190 Per °F

19-Strand Unilay Constructions

SILVER PLATED PERCON 24 - SOFT (MIN 40 MICRO-INCH SILVER THICKNESS EXCEPT *)
AWG  CONST PLATE % DIAMETER (inch) RESISTANCE
(Ω/mft)
WEIGHT
(lb/mft)
BREAK STR
(lb)
MIN MAX MAX MAX MIN
14 19/27 1.5 0.0663 0.0677 3.11 12.1 177
16 19/29 2 0.0529 0.0538 4.90 7.63 115
18 19/30 2 0.0467 0.0477 6.43 6.00 90.3
20 19/32 2.6 0.0373 0.0382 10.1 3.86 58.1
22 19/34 3 0.0293 0.0302 16.5 2.43 35.8
24 19/36 4 0.0231 0.0241 26.2 1.53 22.4
26 19/38 5 0.0184 0.0194 41.1 0.994 14.2
28 19/40 6.5 0.0142 0.0151 68.2 0.607 8.06
30 19/42 8 0.0113 0.0123 106 0.400 5.16
32 19/44* 10 0.0095 0.0105 171 0.264 3.23
34 19/46*(1) 10 0.0075 0.0082 274 0.161 2.01
(1) True Concentric
NICKEL PLATED PERCON 24 - SOFT (MINIMUM 50 MICRO-INCH NICKEL THICKNESS)
AWG  CONST PLATE % DIAMETER (inch) RESISTANCE
(Ω/mft)
WEIGHT
(lb/mft)
BREAK STR
(lb)
MIN MAX MAX MAX MIN
18 19/30 2 0.0467 0.0481 6.79 6.11 90.3
20 19/32 4 0.0373 0.0387 11.4 3.94 58.1
22 19/34 4 0.0293 0.0307 18.6 2.49 35.8
24 19/36 4 0.0231 0.0245 30.1 1.58 22.4
26 19/38 7 0.0184 0.0198 49.4 1.03 14.2
28 19/40 7 0.0142 0.0156 80.3 0.638 8.06
30 19/42 8 0.0113 0.0127 128 0.426 5.16

7-Strand Constructions

SILVER PLATED PERCON 24 - SOFT (MIN 40 MICRO-INCH SILVER THICKNESS EXCEPT *)
AWG  CONST PLATE % DIAMETER (inch) RESISTANCE
(Ω/mft)
WEIGHT
(lb/mft)
BREAK STR
(lb)
MIN MAX MAX MAX MIN
22 7/30 2 0.0297 0.0303 17.0 2.20 32.3
24 7/32 2.6 0.0237 0.0243 26.6 1.42 20.6
26 7/34 3 0.0186 0.0192 43.3 0.887 12.7
28 7/36 4 0.0147 0.0153 69.3 0.564 8.20
30 7/38 5 0.0117 0.0123 109 0.364 5.20
32 7/40 6.5 0.0090 0.0096 185 0.223 2.97
34 7/42 8 0.0072 0.0078 289 0.148 1.90
36 7/44 10 0.0057 0.0063 459 0.0963 1.19
38 7/46* 10 0.0045 0.0049 739 0.0589 0.742
40 7/48* 10 0.0035 0.0039 1,194 0.0370 0.459
42 7/50* 10 0.0028 0.0031 1,882 0.0237 0.291
44 7/52* 10 0.0022 0.0025 3,036 0.0147 0.181
46 7/54* 10 0.0018 0.0020 4,776 0.0093 0.115
NICKEL PLATED PERCON 24 - SOFT (MINIMUM 50 MICRO-INCH NICKEL THICKNESS)
AWG  CONST PLATE % DIAMETER (inch) RESISTANCE
(Ω/mft)
WEIGHT
(lb/mft)
BREAK STR
(lb)
MIN MAX MAX MAX MIN
22 7/30 2 0.0297 0.0309 17.3 2.30 32.3
24 7/32 2.6 0.0237 0.0249 27.4 1.48 20.6
26 7/34 3 0.0186 0.0198 44.6 0.939 12.7
28 7/36 4 0.0147 0.0159 71.3 0.606 8.20
30 7/38 5 0.0117 0.0129 112.2 0.397 5.20
32 7/40 6.5 0.0090 0.0102 194.6 0.249 2.97

Single End Constructions

Nickel Plated PERCON 24 - Soft (50 micro-inch nickel thickness)
AWG  STD
Plate
Diameter (inch) Resistance
(Ω/mft)
Weight
(lb/mft)
Break Str
(lb)
Nom Min Max Max Max Min
30 2 0.0101 0.0099 0.0103 122.4 0.321 4.62
31 4 0.0090 0.0088 0.0092 158.3 0.256 3.65
32 4 0.0081 0.0079 0.0083 196.4 0.208 2.94
33 4 0.0071 0.0069 0.0073 257.4 0.161 2.24
34 4 0.0064 0.0062 0.0066 318.8 0.132 1.81
35 4 0.0057 0.0055 0.0059 405.1 0.105 1.42
36 4 0.0051 0.0049 0.0053 510.4 0.0850 1.129
37 7 0.0046 0.0044 0.0048 653.9 0.0697 0.912
38 7 0.0041 0.0039 0.0043 832.3 0.0560 0.717
39 7 0.0036 0.0034 0.0038 1,095 0.0437 0.545
40 7 0.0032 0.0030 0.0034 1,407 0.0350 0.424
Silver Plated PERCON 24 - Soft (40 micro-inch silver thickness)
AWG  STD
Plate
Diameter (inch) Resistance
(Ω/mft)
Weight
(lb/mft)
Break Str
(lb)
Nom Min Max Max Max Min
30 2 0.0100 0.0099 0.0101 117.5 0.311 4.62
31 2.5 0.0089 0.0088 0.0090 148.8 0.240 3.65
32 2.5 0.0080 0.0079 0.0081 184.6 0.200 2.94
33 3 0.0070 0.0069 0.0071 242.0 0.154 2.24
34 3 0.0063 0.0062 0.0064 299.7 0.125 1.81
35 4 0.0056 0.0055 0.0057 308.8 0.0995 1.42
36 4 0.0050 0.0049 0.0051 479.8 0.0796 1.13
37 5 0.0045 0.0044 0.0046 595.0 0.0649 0.912
38 5 0.0040 0.0039 0.0041 757.4 0.0516 0.717
39 6.1 0.0035 0.0034 0.0036 996.5 0.0398 0.545
40 6.1 0.0031 0.0030 0.0032 1,280 0.0315 0.424
41 8 0.0028 0.0027 0.0029 1,580 0.0259 0.344
42 8 0.0025 0.0024 0.0026 2,000 0.0208 0.271
43 10 0.0022 0.0021 0.0023 2,612 0.0163 0.208
44 10 0.0020 0.0019 0.0021 3,191 0.0136 0.170
45(1) 12 0.00178 0.00166 0.00190 4,705 0.0107 0.234
46(1) 12 0.00160 0.00150 0.00170 5,999 0.0086 0.183
47(1) 15 0.00140 0.00130 0.00150 7,790 0.0069 0.141
48(1) 15 0.00120 0.00110 0.00130 9,975 0.0056 0.110
49(1) 15(2) 0.00111 0.00101 0.00120 12,709 0.0046 0.087
50(1) 15(2) 0.00099 0.00089 0.00109 16,515 0.0037 0.067
(1) These single end sizes will be hard temper
(2) These single end sizes will not have 40 micro-inches of silver