New hook-up wire delivers outstanding high temperature performance in an ultra-thin package

01-08-2017 | Aerco | Subs & Systems

Available now from Aerco, Alpha Wire’s new, exceptionally thin and lightweight ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire offers outstanding performance for a wide range of demanding applications and environments. The wire 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 the wire include medical devices, semiconductor production, geothermal energy generation, energy production, defence equipment and the oil and gas industry. For defence use, it 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 the wire resilient, as well as ultra-thin and light weight. It 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 this wire can run for 5000 continuous feet. The Hook-Up Wire features nickel-plated copper conductor wire in sizes 36AWG to 16AWG. In sizes 30AWG to 16AWG it is approved to UL AWM 11540, UL 80C Oil, UL Gas Res, horizontal flame and CE approved. 36AWG to 32AWG sizes are CE approved. It has Reach approval and is RoHS compliant.