Pullout Force per Wire Size

Below is a summary of the common minimum pull strengths per wire size. This summary is for reference only. Be sure to consult the actual standards before adopting these criteria in your quality processes and representing your compliance to these specifications.

Tensile Strengths (lbs)

Gauge SAE AS7928 Table II MIL-T-7928G (for ref.) U.L. 486A Terminals U.L. 486C Splices DIN 41611/3 NASA-STD 8739.4
32         1.4  
30         2.1  
28         3.2 5
26 7 7 3 3 5.0 8
24 10 10 5 5 8.1 8
22 15 15 8 8 11.1 13
20 19 19 13 10 17.1 21
18 38 38 20 10 25.2 32
16 50 50 30 15 39.8 41
14 70 70 50 25 58.0 65
12 110 110 70 35 92.1 103

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