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    What is the size and type of wire that is used for the controls on the MEPs?

    Itís white with some sort of maybe fiberglass or other fabric embedded in it. Iíve seen the stuff on other military machines.


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    In my 802's control cube most of it is: M5086/2-20

    AWG Size 20
    Conductor Stranding 19/32
    No. of Strands 19
    Strand Size 32
    Jacket Thick 0.006
    Nom. O.D. (in) 0.0830
    Approx LBS/MFT 6.20
    Mil-Spec M5086/2
    SAE Spec AS50861/2
    M27500 Component B
    Min. Temp -55įC
    Max. Temp 105įC
    Cond. Material Tinned Copper
    Insul. Material Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
    Jacket Material Nylon
    Shield Impregnated Glass Braid
    Shield Material Lacuered Glass

    There are other wire types used in the controls too.
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    MEP-831A Governor Controller Replacements for the SLC100, 2990-01-477-1371, 98-19539.
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...49#post2176649

    MEP-802A/MEP-803A Remote Start Kits

    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...57#post2208457
    MEP-802A, Two MEP-831A's

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    Look in the TM. Everything you want to know,(almost) is in the TM. Its aircraft grade wire. Below is the Info/ tech specs for M5086-2/20. The 20 on the end, is the Gage. More or less the same info as above. There are several different sizes in the control cube. Thats why its best to look in the TM.

    CROSS-SECTIONAL SHAPE STYLE ROUND
    TEMP RATING 105 DEG CELSIUS
    CROSS SECTION OUTSIDE DIAMETER 0 17/40 INCHES NOMINAL
    STRAND QUANTITY PER CONDUCTOR 665 SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    CONDUCTOR FORM STRANDED SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    ROUND CONDUCTOR SIZE 2 AWG SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    STRAND AWG SIZE PER CONDUCTOR 30 SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    VOLTAGE RATING 600 MAXIMUM ROOT MEAN SQUARE (RMS) OPERATING VOLTAGE ALL CONDUCTORS
    COLOR BLACK 1ST POSITION COVER SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL COPPER ALLOY 101 CORE CONDUCTOR SINGLE CONDUCTOR OR COPPER ALLOY 102 CORE CONDUCTOR SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL GLASS FIBER 2ND POSITION BRAID, NON-METALLIC SINGLE CONDUCTOR AND FIBER SYNTHETIC 2ND POSITION BRAID, NON-METALLIC SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL PLASTIC POLYVINYL CHLORIDE 1ST POSITION PRIMARY INSULATION SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL PLASTIC POLYAMIDE 3RD POSITION JACKET SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL DOCUMENT AND CLASSIFICATION ASTM B33 ASSN STD ALL MATERIAL RESPONSES CORE CONDUCTOR SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    MATERIAL DOCUMENT AND CLASSIFICATION MIL-Y-1140 MIL SPEC SINGLE MATERIAL RESPONSE 2ND POSITION BRAID, NON-METALLIC SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    SURFACE TREATMENT TIN CORE CONDUCTOR SINGLE CONDUCTOR
    SURFACE TREATMENT DOCUMENT AND CLASSIFICATION ASTM B33-63 ASSN STD SINGLE TREATMENT RESPONSE CORE CONDUCTOR SINGLE CONDUCTOR

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    Thanks for the replies. Googled that type of wire. Only one place I could find it to buy, for $38 per 100 foot roll. Kind of pricey stuff. May look into another more common type of wire like some automotive stuff thatís oil/fuel/heat resistant.


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    How many feet do you need? I think thats a reasonable figure for the kind of wire it is. You will certainly find wire cheaper, but it wont be as nice. Unless you are completely rewiring a machine inch for inch, thats a real good price for repair work to me. Plus it will LOOK right. Ive used regular 20ga white wire in a pinch for quad fuse work, and it looks silly in comparison.

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    Just what are you doing? Tell us why and for what you are wanting. If, for example, you had a few wires you have to replace, then maybe some one has a 400 hertz gen set that they want to part out. If so, you could get a compleat wire harness, and pull the wires out you need.

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    $0.38 a foot for 2 AWG shielded wire don't seem like a bad price.

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    I agree. Here it would be at least 3X that price. Good wire, and this is good wire, is costly. $0.38 a foot is acceptable.

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    So I donít need to rewire my set or anything. A few wires may eventually need replacing but it works fine for now.

    I simply wanted to know what that mil-spec wire was since Iíve seen the same stuff used when they replace wires on the aircraft I fly.

    I have two projects in work. First is a project with potential military applications, hence the reason for going mil-spec.

    The second is Iím designing my own remote start and monitor for my generator.


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    Inova HighTech sells it by the foot, it's more expensive though as it's 16 ga.

    https://inovahightech.com/store/inde...&product_id=54

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