Percon® 19 Conductor Wire

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Percon 19 is a cadmium free copper alloy developed to replace cadmium copper C162.

Key Attributes of Percon 19

  • Engineered to be hard drawn for high strength and high flex life, exceeding the performance of cadmium copper.
  • Greater and more uniform flex life than cadmium copper.
  • Excellent resistance to corrosive environments.
  • Does not contain and cadmium or environmentally hazardous elements.

Percon 19 is available hard drawn bare or plated with silver, nickel or tin.

Physical Properties

Hard Drawn
Tensile 110 ksi
Elongation 1%
Electrical Conductivity 73% IACS* @ 68°F
Electrical Resistivity 14.21 cir mil ohm/ft @ 68°F
Melting Point ---
Density 0.321 lbs/in³
Thermal Coefficient of Resistance 0.00169 Per °F

19-Strand Unilay Constructions

Bare PERCON® 19 – Hard Drawn
AWG Const Diameter (inch) Resistance
(Ω/mft)
Weight
(lb/mft)
Break StrG
(lb)
Min Max Max Max Min
18 19/30 0.0467 0.0476 7.98 5.77 161.0
20 19/32 0.0373 0.0382 12.5 3.71 102.0
22 19/34 0.0293 0.0302 20.4 2.32 63.1
24 19/36 0.0231 0.0241 32.6 1.47 39.4
26 19/38 0.0184 0.0193 51.4 0.951 25.0
28 19/40 0.0142 0.0151 86.9 0.580 14.8
30 19/42 0.0113 0.0123 135.8 0.383 9.45
32 19/44(1) 0.0095 0.0105 211.3 0.259 5.93
34 19/46(1) 0.0074 0.0084 352.9 0.164 3.55
(1) True Concentric

7-Strand Constructions

Bare PERCON® 19 – Hard Drawn  
AWG Const Diameter (inch) Resistance
(Ω/mft)
Weight
(lb/mft)
Break StrG
(lb)
Min Max Max Max Min
22 7/30 0.0297 0.0303 21.0 2.19 59.3
24 7/32 0.0237 0.0243 32.9 1.41 37.7
26 7/34 0.0186 0.0192 53.5 0.879 23.2
28 7/36 0.0147 0.0153 85.6 0.558 14.5
30 7/38 0.0117 0.0123 135.2 0.361 9.20
32 7/40 0.0090 0.0096 228.4 0.220 5.44
34 7/42 0.0072 0.0078 356.9 0.145 3.48
36 7/44 0.0057 0.0063 569.5 0.0946 2.18
38 7/46 0.0044 0.0050 951.4 0.0598 1.31
40 7/48 0.0034 0.0040 1,582 0.0385 0.786
42 7/50 0.0027 0.0033 2,596 0.0255 0.479

Single End Constructions

Bare PERCON® 19 – Hard Drawn   
AWG Diameter (inch) Resistance
(Ω/mft)
Weight
(lb/mft)
Break StrG
(lb)
Nom Min Max Max Max Min
30 0.0100 0.0099 0.0101 145.0 0.309 8.47
31 0.0089 0.0088 0.0090 183.5 0.245 6.69
32 0.0080 0.0079 0.0081 227.6 0.198 5.39
33 0.00705 0.0069 0.0072 289.9 0.157 4.23
34 0.0063 0.0062 0.0064 369.6 0.124 3.32
35 0.0056 0.0055 0.0057 469.6 0.0983 2.61
36 0.0050 0.0049 0.0051 591.7 0.0787 2.07
37 0.0045 0.0044 0.0046 733.8 0.0640 1.67
38 0.0040 0.0039 0.0041 934.0 0.0509 1.31
39 0.0035 0.0034 0.0036 1,229 0.0392 0.999
40 0.0031 0.0030 0.0032 1,579 0.0310 0.778
41 0.0028 0.0027 0.0029 1,949 0.0254 0.630
42 0.0025 0.0024 0.0026 2,466 0.0205 0.498
43 0.0022 0.0021 0.0023 3,222 0.016 0.381
44 0.0020 0.0019 0.0021 3,935 0.0133 0.312
45 0.00176 0.00166 0.00186 5,156 0.0105 0.238
46 0.00157 0.00147 0.00167 6,575 0.00844 0.187
47 0.00140 0.00130 0.00150 8,406 0.0068 0.146
48 0.00124 0.00114 0.00134 10,932 0.00543 0.112
49 0.00111 0.00101 0.00121 13,927 0.00443 0.088
50 0.00099 0.00089 0.00109 17,936 0.0036 0.068

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