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Quad PTFE Ciated Multistrand Wires

Low-Loss Multistrand Conductor for Microelectrodes

Part number AG7/40T

  • Seven strands of #40 (7/40) quad-PTFE coated fine Silver
  • Each strand .0031"
  • Diameter over quad-PTFE approximately 0.25 mm. (B & S #28)
  • Break load over 350 grams
  • Easily soldered: heat with flame, brush off charred PTFE and solder with standard Tin/Lead solder
  • Minimum order - 50 feet

Multistrand Stainless

Part number 316SS7/44T

  • Stainless steel, type 316, fabricated from seven strands of wire, .002" in diameter
  • Diameter over quad PTFE .009" - less than one quarter millimeter
  • Extremely flexible, break strength of more than 1,000 grams
  • Minimum order - 100 feet

Iridium Platinum Multistrand

Part number 10Ir9/49T

  • Nine strands of .0011" 10% Iridium - 90% Platinum quad-PTFE coated to approximately .006"
  • PTFE thickness .001"
  • Break load 400 grams
  • Extremely flexible, strong, and corrosion resistant
  • Minimum order - 10 feet

Quad PTFE Coated Single Strand Wires

PTFE Coated - 10% Iridium 90% Platinum

  • The combination of the chemically neutral Platinum with Iridium is combined with PTFE insulation
  • Stress relieved for maximum straightness and tensile strength
  • Minimum order - 10 feet
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.001 #50 .0014 10Ir1T
.003 #40 .0045 10Ir3T
.005 #36 .007 10Ir5T
.007 #33 .0097 10Ir7T

PTFE Coated - 20% Iridium, 80% Platinum

  • All the benefits of 10% Iridium - 90% Platinum, but stiffer and 30% stronger because of the increased Iridium content
  • The corrosion resistance you need
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.001 #50 .0014 20Ir1T
.002 #44 .003 20Ir2T
.003 #40 .0045 20Ir3T

PTFE Coated Silver Wire

  • Silver 99.99% offered in three stock sizes
  • Annealed to maximum softness
  • Tensile strength: Approximately 30,000 psi
  • Minimum order - 100 feetper item
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.003 #40 .0045 AG3T
.005 #36 .007 AG5T
.010 #30 .013 AG10T

Wire Type: 316 Stainless Steel

  • Available immediately in four stock sizes
  • Coating: Quadruple PTFE
  • Temper: Annealed for ease of handling
  • Minimum order - 500 feet(Any single size)
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.003 #40 .0045 316SS3T
.005 #36 .007 316SS5T
.008 #32 .011 316SS8T
.010 #30 .013 316SS10T

PTFE Coated Pure Platinum 99.99%

  • Available in two sizes:
    • .005", fully annealed for maximum compliance (Tensile strength approximately 25,000 psi).
    • .003", stiffer, only partially annealed to 70,000 psi.
  • Minimum order - 10 feet(Any single size)
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.003 #40 .0045 Pt3T
.005 #36 .007

PTFE Coated Platinum Alloy Wire 30% Iridium Platinum

  • The strongest, toughest Platinum alloy available
  • Coated with neutral, abrasion-resistant PTFE
  • Produced to meet a steadily increasing demand for a stiffer PTFE-coated Microelectrode probe
  • Tensile strength at .010", 230,000 psi
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Coated Diameter (inches) Part Number
.010 #30 .013 Pt3T

Bare, Uncoated Silver WIre

  • Silver 99.99%
  • Now available bare in five stock sizes
Bare Diameter (inches) B & S Gauge Part Number
.005 #36 AG5X
.010 #30 AG10X
.015 #26 AG15X
.020 #24 AG20X
.025 #22

Comparative Measurements

B & S Number Bare Diameter Coated Diameter
(inches) (mm) (inches) (mm)
50 0.001 0.025 0.0014 0.036
44 0.002 0.050 0.0030 0.075
40 0.003 0.076 0.0045 0.114
36 0.005 0.13 0.0070 0.18
33 0.007 0.18 0.0095 0.24
32 0.008 0.20 0.0011 0.28
30 0.010 0.25 0.013 0.33
26 0.015 0.38 - -
24 0.020 0.50 - -
22 0.025 0.63 - -