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UL 1007 vs UL 1015

UL 1007 vs UL 1015

In our This vs. That series, we compare and contrast two similar products. A lot of wires seem the same at first glance, but the differences become noticeable once you take a closer look. Today, we're discussing the UL AWM 1007 and UL AWM 1015 standards for hook-up wire. Both are PVC-insulated, single-conductor wires. So, what exactly is the difference?

UL 1007 Wire Specifications

UL 1007 Wire features a tinned copper conductor, available both solid and stranded. The PVC insulation on this wire has a nominal thickness of .016", making it smaller and ideal for use as internal wiring in appliances and other electronic equipment. UL 1007 Wire is most commonly available in gauge sizes 30 AWG to 16 AWG. It has a voltage rating of 300V and a maximum temperature of 80°C. Allied Wire and Cable's UL 1007 Wire passes the UL VW-1 Flame Test and meets CSA Style TR-64. It is also RoHS Compliant.

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UL 1015 Wire Specifications

UL 1015 wire also features a single solid or stranded conductor, but it is available in both bare copper and tinned copper. The PVC insulation for this wire has a nominal thickness of approximately .032". It is also suitable for use as internal wiring in appliances, but may also be used in wire and cable assemblies where exposure to oil is possible but does not exceed 80°C. This type of hook-up wire is often available in 26 AWG to 10 AWG. It has a voltage rating of 600V and a maximum temperature of 105°C. This type of wire is UL listed as MTW wire and meets CSA Type TEW standards. It is also RoHS compliant.

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UL Style
PVC Insulation Thickness
Voltage Rating
Temp. Rating
Dual UL Ratings
CSA Type
Solid/Stranded Tinned Copper
Solid/Stranded Tinned or Bare Copper
UL1230, UL1426 (10-16 AWG only)

How Do They Compare?

As you can see, the main difference between these two wires is their insulation thickness. Since UL 1015 has thicker insulation, this leads to a higher voltage and temperature rating. Another main difference between these two wires is their dual ratings. UL 1007 wire can meet UL 1569 and CSA TR-64, whereas UL 1015 wire can meet UL 1230 and UL 1426.

Despite both of these wires being single-conductor, PVC-insulated hook-up wires, they have some major differences. Knowing these differences in construction and ratings can help you decide which wire is best for your next application. Allied Wire and Cable carries a wide variety of PVC Hook-Up Wires, including UL 1061, UL 1581, and more! For more information on these wires, read our Hook-Up Wire FAQs or contact us today!

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