What kinds of insulated wires are available?

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Insulation serves as a protective barrier that restricts the flow of heat, electricity, etc., between materials or spaces, and its types are as varied as electrical cables. Here are some common insulated wires examples:

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) insulated electrical wire: With excellent electrical insulation properties, durability, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, and cost-effectiveness, PVC is the most commonly used insulation and sheathing in cable manufacturing.

XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated wire: These wires do not soften at high temperatures and have good electrical properties and mechanical strength, making them suitable for high-voltage applications.

Silicone insulated wire: It is highly flexible and has excellent temperature resistance, generally used in high-temperature applications such as ovens and furnaces.

Rubber insulated wire: Typically used in industrial environments, automotive wiring, and where flexibility and protection from harsh environmental conditions are required.

LSZH insulated wire: LSZH (Low Smoke, Zero Halogen) insulated wire is designed to emit minimal smoke and no toxic halogen compounds when exposed to fire, making it ideal for applications where fire safety and minimal smoke emissions are critical.

Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) insulated wire: FEP is a type of fluoropolymer with excellent electrical properties and is resistant to chemicals and high temperatures. It is generally used in harsh environments like chemical plants and oil refineries.

Butyl polyvinyl chloride blend insulated flexible wire: It combines the flexibility of PVC with the durability of butyl rubber, making it suitable for outdoor use.

Ethylene Propylene (EPDM) insulated copper wire: As a type of rubber, it’s highly resistant to environmental factors and is commonly used for outdoor and automotive applications.

Agricultural underground directly buried aluminum core plastic insulated wire: Designed for directly buried underground in agricultural environments for durability and safety.

Rubber-insulated cotton yarn textile flexible Wire: It is rubber-insulated with an outer layer of cotton gauze fabric. Typically used in low voltage applications e.g., lamps and small appliances.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)  insulated nylon sheathed wire: This wire is commonly used for indoor applications such as wiring lights and outlets due to its ease of installation and reliable performance.


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