Insulation offers exceptionally wide temperature range for multiple applications

19-07-2017 | Aerco | Subs & Systems

Exceptionally thin and lightweight, Alpha Wire’s new ThermoThin hook-up wire offers outstanding performance for a wide range of demanding applications and environments. It is now available from Aerco. The solution delivers 600V performance across an exceptionally wide temperature range of -150C to +300C, and is well suited for applications where premium performance must be matched with space and weight savings. Strategic industries for it include medical devices, semiconductor production, geothermal energy generation, energy production, defence equipment and the oil and gas industry. For defence use, the solution is suitable for applications where MIL-W-16878/4/5/6 type wires have been specified, but where a Mil Spec rating is not actually required.

The wire features ECA fluoropolymer insulation, a new material that combines the beneficial properties of perfluoroplastics while maintaining operational performance under extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions. ECA has excellent dielectric properties making it resilient, as well as ultra-thin and light weight. The wire has similar characteristics to PTFE hookup wire but in a thinner and therefore far lighter form, saving space and weight. It also boasts outstanding UV, chemical and water resistance, while its abrasion resistance is comparable to PTFE. One stark difference between PTFE and the ECA material is it’s ability to run longer continuous lengths. 1000 feet of PTFE typically consists of three separate pieces while ThermoThin can run for 5000 continuous feet.

The wire features nickel-plated copper conductor wire in sizes 36-16AWG. In sizes 30AWG-16AWG it is approved to UL AWM 11540, UL 80C Oil, UL Gas Res, horizontal flame and CE approved. 36-32AWG sizes are CE approved. It has Reach approval and is RoHS compliant.

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