Environmentally Friendly EcoWire Hook-Up Wire


New EcoWire hook-up wire from Alpha Wire uses a modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) thermoplastic that is inherently lighter,  tougher, and more flame resistance than PVC. The result is UL AWM wires that are smaller than their PVC-based counterparts. The non-halogenated insulation contains no heavy metal pigments, allowing it to help manufacturers to meet Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements. “EcoWire gives designers a remarkable alternative in hook-up wire,” said Konstantin Khitrik, Product Manager at Alpha Wire. “It yields significant space and weight savings over PVC counterparts, while offering ten times better abrasion and pinch resistance.  Because mPPE contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals, it meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.”
 For example, a 20 AWG PVC-insulated wire has a diameter of 0.101 inch (2.57 mm). The equivalent EcoWire has a diameter nearly 50% smaller at 0.055 inch (1.40 mm).
 The initial EcoWire offering is a UL AWM 11028 wire available in sizes from 28 AWG (0.07 mm²) to 10 AWG (5.37 mm²) with solid or stranded tinned copper conductors. Rated for operating temperatures to 105°C, the wires meet UL VW-1 flammability requirements.


• Component 1 1 X 1 HOOKUP a) Conductor 18 (65/36) AWG TC b) Insulation 0.045" Wall, Nom. EPR Rubber 0.137+/- 0.006 (1) Color(s) BLACK, RED
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