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Suflex® Astra® 703/105

Suflex® Astra® 703/105 is a general purpose, high heat-resistant, extruded polyvinylchloride plastic tubing designed for continuous use in 105°C applications.  This material carries the Underwriters Laboratories recognition and is rated VW-1 by the Laboratories.  Suflex® Astra® 703/105 is supplied in continuous lengths on spools.

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Features

  • VW-1 Flame Rating.
  • Fungus resistant and non-corrosive.
  • Extremely flexible. Does not crack with 180° bends.
  • -35°C brittle point.

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Product Specifications

Property Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Conditioning Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Requirements Mil-1-631 Grade C Requirements Conditioning Mil-1-631 Grade C Requirements Requirements Typical Astra 703/105 Performance 
Dielectric Strength - Dry C-96/23/50 Min. 800 V/mil 1180 V/mil
Dielectric Strength - Wet  C-96/23/96 Min. 85%  of dry  94% of dry
Shelf Aged 60 Days at 23°C Min. 2500V for 1 min and then increase to breakdown Exceeds requirements Avg. Dielectric Breakdown 15,000 to 30,000V Avg. 88%
Oven Aged 50 Days at 133°C Min. 50% Shelf Age Exceeds requirements Avg. Dielectric Breakdown 15,000 to 30,000V Avg. 88%
Dielectric Constant - Dry C-96/23/50 Maximum 7.0  2.96
Dielectric Constant - Wet  C-96/23/96 Maximum 8.0  3.71
Dissipation Factor - Dry C-96/23/50 Maximum 0.14  0.050
Dissipation Factor - Wet  C-96/23/96 Maximum 0.16  0.059
Insulation Resistance  Tap Water @ 60°F  Mins. from 2.11 to 0.059 mega ohms/M ft. from #24 to 2-1.2"  Exceeds Requirements
Volume Resistivity None Min. 1x10 ohm  308x10
Tensile Strength - Unaged Tensile Strength - Shelf Aged Tensile Strength - Oven Aged 60 Days at 23°C 60 Days @ 113°C  Min. 1500 psi Min. 70% Shelf Age C-96/23/50 Min. 1800 psi 3480 psi Over 3000 psi 90-95%
Tensile Elongation - Unaged Tensile Elongation - Shelf Aged Tensile Elongation - Oven Aged 60 Days at 23°C 60 Days @ 113°C  100% Minimum Min. 70% Shelf Age  C-96/23/50 400 h 130°C Min.200% Max 350% Max. 35% Change 250-350% 80-90% of Original
Heat Shock 1 h @ 136°C  No Cracking No Cracking
Softening Temperature  None Min. 70°C 100°C
Lengthwise Shrinkage  2 h 130°C 10% Max 5%
Deformation 2 h @ 121°C Max. decrease wall thickness by 50% 22% Decrease
Flexibility  60 Days @ 113°C  No Cracks Returns to round cross sections after bend  200 h @ 100°C No Cracks 180°C bend around 1/8" rod No Cracking, proper return to round cross section
Cold Performance  -10°C  No Cracks 6 turns around model  500% Brittle Temp. Impact Method Max -10°C No Cracks at -25°C -35°C Brittle Point
Flame Resistance  Five 15 sec. Flame applications  Does not burn longer than 1 minute after application  None Max 15 Seconds Self Extinguishing in 10 Seconds or less
Oil Resistance High Swelling in Oil h 50°C No Cracks, no oil penetration Max. 10 increase in dia. Conforms 0.5% Increase
Corrosion Resistance 7 days at 186°C No deleterious effect on copper or tubing 720 h 70°C High Humidity No Corrosion Max. 2% resistance increase of conductor Conforms at 0.8% Resistance Increase
Fungus Resistance  12 mos. 23°C 50% RN in Culture No Fungus Growth Conforms
Bursting Strength (Increasing Pressure) C-96/23/50 +min. 29 psi to 96 psi Exceeds all requirements by 90%
Bursting Strength (Continuous Pressure)  C-96/23/96 +min. 15 psi to 48 psi  Exceeds all requirements by 90%
 

Suggested Application

Suflex® Astra® 703/105 tubing is widely used on transformer, motor and coil lead wires.  It also finds applications in electronic apparatus and in consumer goods such as toys, blenders, food machines, outboard motors, lawn care equipment, stereos, lighting equipment, motorcycles, etc.  Suflex® Astra® 703/105 tubing may also be used for vacuum or pressure hoses and transfer of compatible liquids.
Size

24 AWG, 22 AWG, 20 AWG, 18 AWG, 16 AWG, 14 AWG, 12 AWG, 11 AWG, 10 AWG, 9 AWG, 8 AWG, 7 AWG, 6 AWG, 5 AWG, 4 AWG, 3 AWG, 2 AWG, 1 AWG, 0 AWG, 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/2"

Color

Clear, Black

Sizes Available

Inside Diameter
Size Minimum (in/mm) Maximum (in/mm) Nominal I.D. (Inches)
24 AWG 0.020 (0.51) 0.027 (0.69) 0.022
22 AWG 0.025 (0.64) 0.032 (0.81) 0.027
20 AWG 0.032 (0.81) 0.039 (0.99) 0.034
19 AWG 0.036 (0.91) 0.044 (1.11) 0.040
18 AWG 0.040 (1.02) 0.049 (1.25) 0.042
17 AWG 0.045 (1.14) 0.054 (1.37) 0.047
16 AWG 0.051 (1.30) 0.061 (1.55) 0.053
15 AWG 0.057 (1.45) 0.067 (1.70) 0.059
14 AWG 0.064 (1.63) 0.074 (1.88) 0.066
13 AWG 0.072 (1.83) 0.082 (2.08) 0.076
12 AWG 0.081 (2.06) 0.091 (2.31) 0.085
11 AWG 0.091 (2.31) 0.101 (2.60) 0.095
10 AWG 0.102 (2.60) 0.112 (2.80) 0.106
9 AWG 0.114 (2.90) 0.124 (3.20) 0.118
8 AWG 0.129 (3.30) 0.141 (3.60) 0.133
7 AWG 0.144 (3.70) 0.158 (4.00) 0.148
6 AWG 0.162 (4.10) 0.178 (4.50) 0.166
5 AWG 0.182 (4.60) 0.198 (5.00) 0.186
4 AWG 0.204 (5.20) 0.224 (5.70) 0.208
3 AWG 0.229 (5.80) 0.249 (6.30) 0.234
2 AWG 0.258 (6.60) 0.278 (7.10) 0.263
1 AWG 0.289 (7.30) 0.311 (7.90) 0.294
0 AWG 0.325 (8.30) 0.347 (8.80) 0.330
5/16" 0.312 (7.9248) 0.334 (8.4836) 0.312
3/8" 0.375 (9.50) 0.399 (10.10) 0.375
7/16" 0.438 (11.10) 0.462 (11.70) 0.438
1/2" 0.500 (12.70) 0.524 (13.30) 0.500
5/8" 0.625 (15.90) 0.655 (16.70) 0.625
3/4" 0.750 (19.10) 0.786 (20.00) 0.750
7/8" 0.875 (22.20) 0.911 (23.20) 0.875
1" 1.000 (25.40) 1.036 (26.30) 1.000
1-1/8" 1.125 (28.70) 1.161 (29.60) 1.125
1-1/4" 1.250 (31.90) 1.286 (32.80) 1.250
1-1/2" 1.500 (38.30) 1.536 (39.20) 1.500
1-3/4" 1.750 (44.60) 1.786 (45.50) 1.750
2" 2.000 (51.00) 2.036 (51.90) 2.000
2-1/4" 2.250 (57.40) 2.330 (59.40) 2.250
2-1/2" 2.500 (63.80) 2.536 (64.70) 2.500

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