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Flat Copper Braid

Tinned Copper WireFlat copper braid from Arcor Electronics is made from bare tinned copper and is used for many different things. Copper braid is suitable for ground wire applications and can either carry an electric current or ground an electrical device. Flat copper braid is used in wiring applications where no insulation is needed.

Types of Braided Wire

Braided wire can be provided rolled flat or in tubular form. Flat braids –including flat copper braid—are generally used for flexible connections, electrical leads, and grounding straps, while tubular braids are used to shield EMI and ARA static.

At Arcor Electronics, our standard put ups are 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 feet; however, special sizes and put ups for flat copper braid are available on special order. Our braided copper wire is resistant to failure from flexing, making it ideal for applications where flexibility is called for.

When to Use Flat Copper Braid

Braid is, as mentioned, the wire of choice when flexibility is required. It’s sometimes used for electrically bonding parts of a vehicle, such as an exhaust pipe, door, or hood. It is also good for bonding swinging gates and doors to a grounding system. It provides a low resistance ground path and is an ideal shielding material for short-run cables.

To learn more about the braided copper wire, including flat copper braid, that is available from Arcor Electronics, contact us today.

ARCOR TINNED COPPER ARCOR BARE COPPER NOM. I.D. WHEN ROUNDED AWG. OF INDIV ENDS NO. OF STRANDS (CARRIER) NO. OF WIRES PER STRAND TOTAL NO. OF INDIV. WIRES APPROX. AWG. EQUIV. NOMINAL CIRCULAR MILLS CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY (AMPS) APPROX. SHIPPING WEIGHT LBS.
USB1/32 UMB1/32 1/32″ 36 24 1 24 22 600 7 5
USB1/16 UMB1/16 1/16″ 36 24 2 48 19 1200 11 7
USB5/64 UMB5/64 5/64″ 36 24 3 72 18 1800 16 9
USB7/64 UMB7/64 7/64″ 36 24 4 96 16 2400 19 11
USB1/8 UMB1/8 1/8″ 36 24 5 120 15 3000 25 13
USB5/32 UMB5/32 5/32″ 36 24 10 240 12 6000 40 24
USB11/64 UMB11/64 11/64″ 36 24 7 168 14 4200 32 17
USB13/64 UMB13/64 13/64″ 34 24 8 192 11 7630 46 31
USB13/64 UMB13/64 13/64″ 36 24 13 312 11 7800 46 31
USB1/4 UMB1/4 1/4″ 36 24 16 384 10 9600 53 38
USB9/32 UMB9/32 9/32″ 30 24 5 120 9 12060 60 47
USB3/8 UMB3/8 3/8″ 30 24 7 168 8 16880 75 62
USB3/8 UMB3/8 3/8″ 36 48 8 384 10 9600 53 40
USB7/16 UMB7/16 7/16″ 30 24 10 240 6 24120 90 85
USB1/2 UMB1/2 1/2″ 30 24 15 360 5 36180 120 122
USB1/2 UMB1/2 1/2″ 36 48 11 528 9 13200 62 53
USB9/16 UMB9/16 9/16″ 30 48 10 480 3 48240 145 156
USB21/32 UMB21/32 21/32″ 30 48 16 768 1 77180 190 259
USB25/32 UMB25/32 25/32″ 36 48 18 864 7 21600 88 79
USB7/8 UMB7/8 7/8″ 30 48 7 336 5 33770 100 123
USB1.0 UMB1.0 1″ 30 48 8 384 4 38600 120 140
USB1-1/8 UMB1-1/8 1 1/8″ 30 48 9 432 4 43420 130 155
USB1-1/4 UMB1-1/4 1 1/4″ 30 48 10 480 3 48240 145 168
USB1-3/8 UMB1-3/8 1 3/8″ 30 48 11 528 3 53060 145 185
USB1-1/2 UMB1-1/2 1 1/2″ 30 48 12 576 3 57890 145 200
USB2.0 UMB2.0 2″ 30 48 14 672 2 67540 180 230
USB2-1/4 UMB2-1/4 2 1/4″ 30 48 16 768 1 77180 190 260

 

Use the following chart to help yselect what size flat copper braid is required. You can select the Arcor item number by AMPACITY or AWG, then refer to presentation by dimensions chart.

CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY (AMPS) ARCOR BARE COPPER ARCOR TINNED COPPER APPROX AWG. EQUIV. APPROX AWG. EQUIV. ARCOR BARE COPPER ARCOR TINNED COPPER CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY (AMPS)
93 UPB1/2 UQB1/2 6 1 UPB1-1/2 UQB1-1/2 180
93 UPB3/4 UQB3/4 6 1 UPB1.0 UQB1.0 195
100 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 5 1 UPB1-5/8 UQB1-5/8 200
120 UPB5/8 UQB5/8 5 2 UPB7/8 UQB7/8 150
120 UPB1.0 UQB1.0 4 2 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 165
145 UPB3/4 UQB3/4 3 2 UPB15/6 UQB15/6 170
145 UPB1-1/4 UQB1-1/4 3 2 UPB15/6 UQB15/6 175
145 UPB1-1/2 UQB1-1/2 3 3 UPB3/4 UQB3/4 145
150 UPB7/8 UQB7/8 2 3 UPB1-1/4 UQB1-1/4 145
165 UPB7/8 UQB7/8 3 3 UPB1-1/2 UQB1-1/2 145
165 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 2 3 UPB7/8 UQB7/8 165
170 UPB15/6 UQB15/6 2 4 UPB1.0 UQB1.0 120
175 UPB15/6 UQB15/6 2 5 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 100
180 UPB1-1/2 UQB1-1/2 1 5 UPB5/8 UQB5/8 120
195 UPB1.0 UQB1.0 1 6 UPB1/2 UQB1/2 93
200 UPB1-5/8 UQB1-5/8 1 6 UPB3/4 UQB3/4 93
235 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 1/0 1/0 UPB1-3/8 UQB1-3/8 235
250 UPB1-3/4 UQB1-3/4 2/0 2/0 UPB1-3/4 UQB1-3/4 250
255 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 2/0 2/0 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 255
290 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 3/0 3/0 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 290
320 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 3/0 3/0 UPB2.0 UQB2.0 320
370 UPB2-3/8 UQB2-3/8 4/0 4/0 UPB2-3/8 UQB2-3/8 370
390 UPB3.0 UQB3.0 4/0 4/0 UPB3.0 UQB3.0 390
410 UPB2-1/2 UQB2-1/2 250 MCM 250 MCM UPB2-1/2 UQB2-1/2 410