Understanding The Features and Functions of 60V Automotive Wire
Automotive wire, cables, and automotive connectors require special features in order to provide reliable and safe performance of any vehicle or equipment application. Understanding your options in each category is key to a successful, long lasting application. The three main types of 60V automotive wire are:
Cross-Link Polyethylene (XLPE) Automotive Wire. Insulated with chemically cross-linked polyethylene, this automotive wire is used in high temperature areas such as engine compartments. The wire's smooth surface finish resists moisture, grease, oil, gasoline, most acids and solvents and provides superior abrasion resistance. The bare copper automotive wire can withstand temperatures ranging from -59° to 257° Fahrenheit (or -51° to 125° Celsius). XLPE automotive wire is manufactured in a wide range of colors, gauges, and footage to meet your put-up requirements. This automotive wire is available in three types: SXL (Standard Wall), GXL (Standard or Thin Wall), or TXL (Thin or Extra Thin Wall). Custom wire identification with up to three stripes per wire in PVC or cross-linked polyethylene jacketed constructions is an option, as well as custom black printing in English.
GPT Primary Automotive Wire. This PVC jacketed, single conductor, stranded, bare copper automotive wire is standard for automotive applications and is the most widely used general purpose wire in the industry for both original equipment and replacement applications. Its smooth surface is ideal for pulling through loom or conduit and provides excellent oil resistance. GPT Primary Wire can withstand temperatures ranging from -40° to 185° Fahrenheit (or 40° to 85° Celsius) and is available in a variety of colors, gauges, and footage to meet your put-up requirements.
TWP Automotive Wire. Lead free, thin wall polyvinylchloride (PVC) automotive wire is perfect for automotive wiring applications that require small diameter and minimal weight. Because this stranded bare copper wire withstands the same temperature range as GPT Primary automotive wire, -40° to 185° Fahrenheit (or -40° to 85° Celsius), it provides excellent resistance to oil and flame. While available in fewer colors and gauges than GPT or XLPE automotive wire, lighter weight TWP automotive wire is sold in many different footage lengths and can meet several put-up requirements. Like the XLPE automotive wire, custom printing and striping is an option for supplying easy identification.