What Is UL 1061 Lead Wire?

UL 1061 lead wire is a solid or stranded single conductor cable originally intended for use in electrical and electronic accounting, bookkeeping, and time recording machines. A specific requirement is that UL 1061 wire is protected adequately against mechanical damage inside the equipment chassis. It has an extruded semi-rigid polyvinyl chloride insulation with a nominal insulation thickness of 0.009 inches and a maximum voltage rating of 300 volts. You can get the wire in a range of American Wire Gauge sizes from 30 AWG to 14 AWG. Many sizes have dual UL 10002 and military specification M16878 Type B ratings. UL 1061 wire has a maximum temperature rating of 80°C.

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  • 61-30-7T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 0.90
    • AWG Size: 30
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-28-1T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 0.94
    • AWG Size: 28
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-28-7T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 1.10
    • AWG Size: 28
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-26-1T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 1.30
    • AWG Size: 26
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-26-7T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 1.50
    • AWG Size: 26
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-24-1T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 1.90
    • AWG Size: 24
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-24-7T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 2.20
    • AWG Size: 24
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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  • 61-22-1T
    $0.00 / 1000 FT
    • Approx LBS/MFT: 2.70
    • AWG Size: 22
    • Cond. Material: Tinned Copper
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UL 1061 Lead Wire Construction

Conductors

UL 1061 wire has tinned copper conductors that offer increased corrosion resistance, better electrical conductivity, and longer service life. Conductors may be solid or stranded.

Insulation

Insulation is semi-rigid extruded PVC available in a range of colors. A notable characteristic of UL 1061 wire is its compact dimensions, making it suitable for use in tight spaces and supported wiring harnesses.

UL 1061 Applications

In terms of the overall UL 758 Appliance Wiring Material standard, you can use UL 1061 wire for internal use in electrical and electronic adding, bookkeeping, accounting, and time recording machines provided you protect the wire against mechanical damage or abuse.

Dual ratings of UL 1061 Wire

Many sizes of UL 1061 have dual ratings similar to UL 1002 hook-up wire and the military specification M16878/1 Type B wires. Although properties differ depending on the standard, you must apply the appropriate specifications for your application.

UL 10002

UL 10002 hook-up wire has similar characteristics to UL 1061 wire, except that its maximum temperature rating is slightly higher at 105 C. It has the same voltage rating and insulation thickness. You can use UL 1002 wire for the internal wiring of appliances, provided you protect the wire from mechanical damage or abuse.

Military Specification M16878/1 Type B

M16878/1 Type B wire has similar specifications to UL 1061 and, in terms of the M16878/1 standard, you can use this wire in harnesses, appliances, and medical electronic equipment. In this specification, MIL-Spec 16878/1 Type B wire has a maximum voltage rating of 600 volts and an operating temperature range from -55 C to 105 C.

UL 1061 Hook-up Wire Specifications

  • Conductors: Solid and stranded tinned copper wire
  • Insulation: Extruded semi-rigid PVC (SR-PVC) with a minimum average thickness of 0.009 inches
  • Voltage rating: 300 volts AC
  • AWG size permitted by UL 1061: 30 AWG to 14 AWG
  • Maximum temperature rating: 80°C
  • Minimum temperature rating: -20°C
  • Insulation colors: Color-coded in 10 standard colors
  • Flame resistant: Yes

UL 1061 Wire Certifications

  • UL 1061
  • AWM UL 758
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Type SR-PVC
  • UL VW-1 Flame Test
  • Certain sizes UL 1002
  • Certain sizes M16878/1 Type B
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant

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