What is High-Temperature Wire?
A high-temperature wire is a wire used in environments that exceed 150° Celsius. Some high-temperature wire and cable can even be used in environments that reach up to 200° Celsius.
What kinds of applications use High-Temperature Wire and Cable?
High-Temperature wire and cable are generally used in motors, furnaces, ovens, and high-intensity lights. They are also used in any application that requires high heat resistance. Thermocouple systems also use high-temperature thermocouple wire.
What is the typical construction of a High-Temperature Cable?
The conductors in a high-temperature cable can be nickel-coated copper or pure nickel. The insulation in high-temperature cable ranges from PTFE and mica tapes to fiberglass and ceramic braids. Usually, the cable jacket is high-temperature fiberglass or ceramic fiber braid. Different applications require different specifications, so make sure to check spec sheets on any high-temperature wire you plan on purchasing.
What applications generally use High-Temperature TGGT and MGT Wire?
TGGT (Teflon / Glass / Glass / Teflon) high-temperature wire is designed to be used in cooking and drying equipment like industrial and commercial ovens, furnaces, heating cables, and kilns. The temperature rating of TGGT wire is 250 degrees Celsius with a voltage rating of 600 volts.
MGT (Mica Glass) is generally used for internal wiring of commercial, industrial, and household ovens, electric heaters, and equipment used in iron mills, steel mills, glass plants, and cement kilns. The temperature rating of MGT high-temperature wire is 450 degrees Celsius with a voltage rating of 600 volts.
What are the benefits of PVC insulation on High-Temperature Wires?
PVC insulation works well in high-temperature environments up to 105 degrees Celsius. The insulation offers excellent resistance to weather, oil, abrasion, liquids, and chemicals. PVC also has good dielectric strength.