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Nickel Plated Copper Wire

Silver Plated Copper Wire and Nickel Plated Copper Wire

When using braided copper wire, one thing to always keep in mind the way it handles temperature. One way to enhance its temperature tolerance is to plate it with nickel, to create nickel-plated copper wire.

Benefits of Using Nickel Plated Copper Wire

Nickel plating applied to copper wire not only improves the temperature handling—copper wires can’t be used regularly at more than 150 degrees Celsius, because oxidation degrades the wire at hotter temperatures—but it also is more conductive. It is more conductive than simple nickel or stainless steel wire, and thinning is possible because it is so much more conductive.

Sizes and Special Orders Available

At Arcor Electronics, we offer nickel-plated copper wires in a variety of different sizes—check out our list below. We can also supply you with other sizes on special order, however minimums for special orders range from 500 to 1,000 feet.

When you need quality wires, contact Arcor Electronics. We offer a large variety of different wires, available in different alloys, sizes, and shapes, and can find or special-make a wire that is tailored to your exact needs.  Call us today with any questions.

ARCOR ITEM NUMBER NOMINAL ID WHEN ROUNDED A.W.G. OF ENDS NUMBER STRANDS (CARRIERS) WIRES PER STRAND TOTAL NUMBERS (WIRES)
UOB 1/32 1/32 36 16 3 48
UOB 1/16 1/16 36 24 2 48
UOB 5/64 5/64 36 3 3 72
UOB 7/64 7/64 36 24 4 96
UOB 1/8 1/8 36 24 5 120
URB 5/32 5/32 34 32 6 192
UOB 11/64 11/64 36 24 7 168
UOB 3/16 3/16 36 24 8 192
UOB 7/32 7/32 36 24 10 240
UOB 1/4 1/4 36 24 13 312
UOB 1/4 1/4 34 32 8 256
UOB 5/16 5/16 32 32 8 256
UOB 3/8 3/8 36 48 7 336
UOB 7/16 7/16 36 48 8 384
UOB 1/2 1/2 36 48 9 432
UOB 5/8 5/8 36 48 11 528
UOB 3/4 3/4 36 48 15 720
UOB 7/8 7/8 36 48 18 864
UOB 1.0 1 30 48 7 336