Teflon is branded for its superior thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties, which allows these cables to resist higher temperatures than other hook-up wire varieties. These are considered the best heat resistant wires. There are numerous categories of Teflon wires, and each of them is considered best to a high temperature of 200 oC. Furthermore, these wires are used in many situations, where the temperature is between -65 oC and 250 oC.
Teflon wires are suggested for use in miniature cable applications and internal wiring-soldering applications where insulation melting is a significant concern. This wire insulation is better equipped to defy oil, oxidation, heat, sunlight, and flame, while also remaining flexible at low temperatures. Teflon wires provide unparalleled resistance to ozone, alcohol, water, alkalis, gasoline, acids, aromatic hydrocarbons, and solvents.
Each Teflon wire is dual-rated for Mil-spec and UL AWM styles to well suit an individual’s specific needs. Depending on which standard you need, the cables are rated to specific voltage and temperature ranges. Sometimes, these ratings differ between the Mil-Spec and UL standards.
Features and Benefits
- It is mechanically rigid and flexible
- Excellent performance in any temperature
- Best dielectric performance
- Not flammable
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Silver & Nickle plated conductors
- Durable in water
250-600 and 1000 Volts.
PTFE Wire Teflon
PTFE wire Teflon is Poly tetra flour ethylene, a synthetic flour polymer. PTFE is typically used in extreme weather; it can withstand very high and low temperatures. PTFE is durable and exhibits excellent and exceptional electrical properties. These specifications make PTFE wire Teflon explain why it’s used widely. PTFE wires Teflon are most commonly used in the military industry, aerospace, oil, and gas industry, and OEM appliance wiring coaxial communications. PTFE wire Teflon is used for the following purposes:
- Heater, boiler, and oven wiring
- High-performance motors, transformers, and rectifiers
- Air-field lighting equipment
- Thermocouple and compensating cables
- Aircraft, satellites, and radars equipment
- Research equipment for aerospace
- Meteorology and Navy electromechanical appliances
- reactors and atomic energy control equipment
- Process Control, telephone exchange, satellite, computer, and flight equipment
- Equipment for electronic testing
- Equipment for communication
- Electro-medical/Neurosurgical equipment
- Refrigeration apparatus
- High voltage lighting fittings
Wires and Cables
The term wire and cable are used to designate the same thing, but they are quite different. The main difference between these two is that wire is a single electrical conductor, whereas a cable is a group of wires wrapped in the sheathing. The term cable originally denoted to a nautical line of multiple ropes used to anchor ships, and in an electrical context, cables are used to transmit heavy electrical currents. Whether indoors or outdoors, proper wire and cable installation are of paramount importance, confirming a smooth electricity supply without any interruption. Each wire and cable need to be connected carefully, from the fuse box to the outlets, appliances, and fixtures.
Some factors that will tilt your choice of electrical wiring include label information, color, and applications. Mostly the specification of the wire, printed on its covering, is all that an individual needs to select the correct wire of his home. Each application needs a specific wire size for installation, and the wire gauge determines the right size for a particular application. Different wire gauge is required for various voltage capacities that individuals can select as per their needs. The latter THHN, THWN, XHHN, and THW are written on the wires; these letters depict the following NEC requirements:
- T-Thermoplastic insulation
- H-heat resistance
- HH-High heat resistance (up to 90 C)
- W-Suitable for wet locations
- N-Better resistant to damage caused by oil and gas
- X-It is flame resistant.
There are five main types of wires, which include triples wires, main feeder wires, panel feed wires, non-metallic sheathed wires, and single Strand wires. Wires are of different colors, and each color is for a specific purpose. Wire colors include red, black, blue, yellow, white, green, and bare copper.
An electrical cable also has various kinds, colors, and specifications as its determining factors. There are more than twenty (20) different types of cables available in the markets nowadays designed for applications ranging from the transmission to heavy industrial use. The most commonly used cables include non-mantellic sheathed cable, underground feeder cable, metallic sheathed cable, multi-conductor cable, ribbon cable, direct buried cable, unshielded twisted pair cable, coaxial cable, twin-lead cable, paired cable, and twin axial cable. Each cable is used for a different purpose. Cables are also of multiple colors; color coding of cable insulation is done to recognize active, neutral, and earth conductors.