Galvanized Low Carbon Basic Wire

Galvanized low carbon wire is often referred to as galvanized basic wire offers various degrees of corrosion resistance according to the weight of coating applied.  It can be offered in soft, medium and hard tensiles as well as class 1, 2 and 3 coating weights depending on the customer requirements.

Minimum Weight [mass] of Zinc per Unit Area of Uncoated Wire Surface (Inch-Pound Units)

Table 1

Diameter (inch) CLASS 1 CLASS 3 or A Coating oz/Sq.ft CLASS 4 oz/Sq.ft CLASS B Coating oz/Sq.ft
0.035 0.15 0.45 N/A 0.90
0.041 0.15 0.50 N/A 1.00
0.048 0.15 0.55 N/A 1.10
0.054 0.20 0.60 N/A 1.20
0.062 0.20 0.65 N/A 1.20
0.072 0.20 0.65 N/A 1.20
0.076 0.25 0.70 1.20 1.40
0.080 0.25 0.70 1.20 1.40
0.092 0.28 0.75 1.20 1.50
0.099 0.28 0.80 1.20 1.60
0.106 0.30 0.80 1.20 1.60
0.120 0.30 0.80 1.20 1.60
0.135 0.30 0.85 1.20 1.70
0.148 0.35 0.90 1.20 1.80
0.162 0.35 0.90 1.20 1.80
0.177 0.44 0.90 1.20 1.80
0.192 0.50 1.00 1.20 2.00
0.207 0.53 1.00 1.20 2.00
And larger

Table 2

Diameter (Inch) CLASS 5 coating oz/sq.ft CLASS C coating oz/sq.ft
0.035 N/A 1.35
0.041 N/A 1.50
0.048 N/A 1.65
0.054 N/A 1.80
0.062 N/A 1.80
0.072 N/A 1.80
0.076 2.00 2.10
0.080 2.00 2.10
0.092 2.00 2.25
0.099 2.00 2.40
0.106 2.00 2.40
0.120 2.00 2.55
0.135 2.00 2.55
0.148 2.00 2.70
0.162 2.00 2.70
0.177 2.00 2.70
0.192 2.00 3.00
0.207 2.00 3.00
And larger

 

Tensile Strength for Temper Designation (Inch-Pound Units)

Wire Diameter, in. Soft, Ksi Medium, Ksi Hard, Ksi
0.035 to under 0.080 75 max 70 to 100 90 to 120
0.080 to under 0.106 75 max 70 to 95 85 to 115
0.106 to 0.176, incl. 70 max 65 to 90 80 to 110
Over 0.176 70 max 60 to 85 75 to 105

Diameter Tolerance for Zinc-Coated Wire in Coils (Inch-Pound Units)

Tolerance, Plus and Minus, inches

Wire Diameter, in Regular and Class 1 coating Class 3,4,5 or B and C coating
0.035 to under 0.076 0.002 0.002
0.076 to under 0.148 0.003 0.004
Over 0.148 to 0.250, incl. 0.003 0.004
Over 0.250 to 0.500, incl. 0.003 0.005