Allied Encyclopedia – AA59569 Wire Braid

Allied EncyclopediaThe A-A-59569 Commercial Item Description (CID)covers specifications for flat or tubular wire braids, used in commercial and industrial applications. Formerly, these parts were covered in the QQ-B-575 specification. AA59569 copper braids are available with different material coatings and constructions. Luckily, you can tell a lot about these braids just by breaking down their part numbers.

A-A-59569 braided wire part numbers are made up of five different elements:

1. Federal Specification – Each part number starts with “AA59569,” representing the A-A-59569 CID.
2. Form – Which type of braid is it? This will either be an “R,” for tubular braid, or an “F” for flat braided wire.
3. American Wire Gauge – This number represents the AWG, or size of the wire.
4. Strand Coating – “T” is for tin-coated copper strands, “S” is for silver-coated copper strands, and “N” is for nickel-coated copper wire strands.
5. Inside Diameter – This number represents the inside diameter (in mils).

Let’s try it out with a sample part number: AA59569F36T0031. When we break it down into the five sections discussed above, we learn that this part follows the A-A-59569 federal specification, is flat braided wire, size 36 AWG, with tinned copper strands, and an inside diameter of 0031 mils. Now that we know how the part number works, we can get most of the basic information we need, without even looking at a detailed spec!

Common applications for AA59569 tubular braid include use as shielding or a protective covering. Flat braided wire is often used as grounding straps, or for bonding and connecting moving parts.

To learn more about AA59569, or to get a quote, visit our online product catalog.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Phoenix, AZ; Bedford, NH; Pewaukee, WI; Rochester, NY, Tampa, FL; and Mt. Juliet, TN. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at

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