MIL DTL 16878/16

MIL-DTL 16878/16 is a high performance power/battery cable designed specifically for military vehicles. It meets both MIL-DTL 16878/16 and SAEJ1127 GXL requirements. As engine compartments grow smaller, operating temperatures get hotter and electronics proliferate under the hood, MIL-DTL 16878/16 power/battery cable fulfills these demands.

MIL-DTL 16878/16 power/battery cable has an irradiated cross-linked polyolefin insulation able to withstand temperatures in excess of 125°C to 200°C and higher. MIL-DTL 16878/16 can provide the solution to the complex demands of the current military environments. Thinner and lighter than other conventional battery cables, it is flexible enough for easy routing yet tough enough to withstand the roughest environments. The end result is a military power/battery wire ideally suited to applications where a combination of flexibility, long life and performance is required.

  • High Temperature Rating: 125°C
  • Low Temperature Rating: -40°C
  • Voltage Rating: 3000V

Specifications

Part

 Standard

 Nom. Dia of

 Insulation

Nom.

 Finished

 

Number

 Conductors

 Conductor

 Thickness

  OD

 Weight

Ampacity

 

 

Tinned Copper

 in.

mm.

in.

mm.

 in.

mm.

 (lbs/mft)

  

M16878-16BMG

10 (37/27)

.111

2.82

.032

.81

.174

4.42

39.8

80

M16878-16BNM

8 (168/30)

.169

4.29

.037

.94

.242

6.14

65.4

106

M16878-16BPL

6 (133/27)

.210

5.33

.038

.97

.286

7.26

100.7

155

M16878-16BRL

 4 (133/25)

 .268

6.81

 .041

1.04

.349

8.86

155.3

190

M16878-16BSP

2 (665/30)

.342

8.69

.039

.99

.419

10.64

243.1

255

M16878-16BTN

1 (259/25)

.378

9.60

.047

1.19

.471

11.18

301.2

293

M16878-16BUS

1/0 (1045/30)

.431

10.95

.045

1.14

.521

13.23

370.2

339

M16878-16BWT

2/0 (1330/30)

.475

12.07

.053

1.35

.580

14.73

472.1

390

M16878-16BYV

3/0 (1672/30)

.535

13.59

.064

1.63

.662

16.81

599.2

451

M16878-16BZW

4/0 (2109/30)

.600

15.24

.096

2.44

.795

20.19

791.6

529

Ampacity 125°C rated single-insulated conductor in free air at 40°C ambient air temperature.
Additional Sizes available upon request

NOTE 1: MIL-DTL 16878/14 & /15 & /16 have been deactivated by the warrant holder, U.S. Army and replaced by NEMA specification HP 5 Type “L”, Type “LL” & Type “LX”, respectively. The effective date of this change is December 23rd, 2014.

NOTE 2: Champlain Cable Corporation shall not be held liable by any company or 3rd party misapplication of the MIL-DTL 16878/14 & /15 & /16 products on military installations.