Tin/Lead plated wire offers strong electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance and provides unsurpassed solderability of base metals that are not otherwise effectively soldered to. Tin/Lead plated wire is best in aeronautical and aerospace applications as the addition of lead prevents the forming of “tin whiskers”. Tin whiskers are the cause of electrical failure due to their growth and penetration of electrical cabling resulting in a short circuit.
MWS offers tin/lead plated wire in both bright (die-burnished) and matte electrodeposits. The tin to lead ratios offered are 95/5, 90/10 and 60/40 respectively.