Percon® 17 Conductor Wire

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Percon 17 was developed to replace cadmium copper C162, specifically soft temper cadmium copper. This alloy is also available in hard temper.

Key Attributes of Percon 17

  • Is not engineered for Conductors specifying ASTM B624. [See Percon 24 and Percon 28].
  • Does not contain any cadmium or environmentally hazardous elements. 
  • Has excellent resistance to corrosive environments.

Percon 17 is available bare or plated with silver, nickel or tin.

Physical Properties

  Hard Drawn Soft
Tensile 655 MPa 400 MPa
Elongation 1% 6%
Electrical Conductivity 0.464 megmho/cm @ 20°C 0.493 megmho/cm @ 20°C
Electrical Resistivity 2.155 microhm-cm @ 20°C 2.028 microhm-cm @ 20°C
Melting Point 1086°C 1086°C
Density 8.83 g/cm³ 8.83 g/cm³
Thermal Coefficient of Resistance 0.00322 Per °C 0.00322 Per °C

19-Strand Unilay Constructions

Bare PERCON 17 - Hard Drawn
AWG Const Diameter (mm) Resistance
(Ω/km)
Weight
(kg/km)
Break StrG
(N)
Min Max Max Max Min
18 19/30 1.186 1.209 23.9 8.53 618
20 19/32 0.945 0.970 37.4 5.49 394
22 19/34 0.742 0.767 61.0 3.45 242
24 19/36 0.587 0.610 97.1 2.17 151
26 19/38 0.467 0.490 153.9 1.41 96.1
28 19/40 0.358 0.384 259.5 0.857 56.9
30 19/42 0.287 0.312 403.9 0.570 36.3
32 19/44(1) 0.241 0.267 632.5 0.382 22.8
34 19/46(1) 0.188 0.213 1,057 0.241 13.6
(1) True Concentric
BARE PERCON 17 - SOFT TEMPER
AWG CONST DIAMETER (mm) RESISTANCE
(Ω/km)
WEIGHT
(kg/km)
BREAK STRG
(N)
MIN MAX MAX MAX MIN
18 19/30 1.186 1.209 22.4 8.53 377
20 19/32 0.945 0.970 35.1 5.49 240
22 19/34 0.742 0.767 57.4 3.45 148
24 19/36 0.587 0.610 91.5 2.17 92.5
26 19/38 0.467 0.490 144.7 1.41 58.7
28 19/40 0.358 0.384 244.4 0.857 34.7
30 19/42 0.287 0.312 380.2 0.570 22.2
32 19/44(1) 0.241 0.267 595.1 0.382 13.9
34 19/46(1) 0.188 0.213 994.4 0.241 8.32
(1) True Concentric

7-Strand Constructions

Bare PERCON 17 - Hard Drawn
AWG Const Diameter (mm) Resistance
(Ω/km)
Weight
(kg/km)
Break StrG
(N)
Min Max Max Max Min
24 7/32 0.602 0.617 98.4 2.07 145
26 7/34 0.472 0.488 159.8 1.30 89.4
28 7/36 0.373 0.389 255.6 0.823 55.6
30 7/38 0.297 0.312 402.2 0.530 35.3
32 7/40 0.229 0.244 682.1 0.324 20.9
34 7/42 0.183 0.198 1,066 0.214 13.4
36 7/44 0.145 0.160 1,695 0.139 8.41
38 7/46 0.110 0.126 2,812 0.0884 5.02
Bare PERCON 17 - Soft Temper   
AWG Const Diameter (mm) Resistance
(Ω/km)
Weight
(kg/km)
Break StrG
(N)
Min Max Max Max Min
22 7/30 0.754 0.770 59.4 3.24 139
24 7/32 0.602 0.617 92.5 2.07 88.5
26 7/34 0.472 0.488 150.3 1.30 54.7
28 7/36 0.373 0.389 240.8 0.823 34.1
30 7/38 0.297 0.312 378.6 0.530 21.6
32 7/40 0.229 0.244 642.1 0.324 12.8
34 7/42 0.183 0.198 1,003 0.214 8.18
36 7/44 0.145 0.160 1,595 0.139 5.12
38 7/46 0.110 0.126 2,674 0.0884 3.06

Single End Constructions

Bare PERCON 17 - Hard Drawn
AWG  Diameter (mm) Resistance
(Ω/km)
Weight
(kg/km)
Break StrG
(N)
Min Max Max Max Min
30 0.251 0.257 433.7 0.457 32.5
31 0.224 0.229 549.2 0.363 25.7
32 0.201 0.206 681.4 0.293 20.7
33 0.175 0.180 893.0 0.226 15.8
34 0.157 0.163 1,106 0.183 12.8
35 0.140 0.145 1,405 0.146 10.1
36 0.124 0.130 1,771 0.117 7.96
37 0.112 0.117 2,196 0.0948 6.41
38 0.099 0.104 2,796 0.0753 5.02
39 0.086 0.091 3,678 0.0580 3.84
40 0.076 0.081 4,724 0.0458 2.99
41 0.069 0.074 6,063 0.0377 2.42
42 0.061 0.066 7,674 0.0302 1.91
43 0.053 0.058 10,020 0.0237 1.46
44 0.048 0.053 12,241 0.0198 1.20
45 0.042 0.048 16,037 0.0155 0.916
46 0.037 0.042 20,453 0.0125 0.716
47 0.033 0.038 26,555 0.0100 0.552
48 0.028 0.033 34,005 0.0080 0.431
49 0.025 0.030 43,323 0.0065 0.338
50 0.023 0.028 56,295 0.0052 0.262

 

Bare PERCON 17 - Soft Temper
AWG  Diameter (mm) Resistance
(Ω/km)
Weight
(kg/km)
Break StrG
(N)
Min Max Max Max Min
30 0.251 0.257 408.5 0.457 19.8
31 0.224 0.229 517.1 0.363 15.7
32 0.201 0.206 641.4 0.293 12.6
33 0.178 0.183 816.9 0.226 9.92
34 0.157 0.163 1,041 0.183 7.78
35 0.140 0.145 1,323 0.146 6.14
36 0.124 0.130 1,667 0.117 4.85
37 0.112 0.117 2,068 0.0948 3.92
38 0.099 0.104 2,632 0.0753 3.08
39 0.086 0.091 3,461 0.0580 2.34
40 0.076 0.081 4,449 0.0458 1.82
41 0.069 0.074 5,492 0.0377 1.48
42 0.061 0.066 6,949 0.0302 1.17
43 0.053 0.058 9,078 0.0237 0.894
44 0.048 0.053 11,089 0.0198 0.730

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