Frequently Asked Questions: Hook-Up Wire and Lead Wire

Hook-up wire and lead wire

Hook-up wire and lead wire

When Would Hook-Up Wire Be Used?

Hook-up wire is in the family of lead wire that may be used for low-voltage, low current applications and is a single insulated conductor. Hook-up wire is frequently used in control panels, automotives, meters, ovens, as internal wiring of computers, electronic equipment, business machines and appliances. The wire is most often used within enclosed electronic equipment. Certain types of the lead wire may even be used in challenging military applications.

What Styles of Hook-Up Wire Can I Purchase from Allied Wire and Cable?

Allied stocks a plethora of UL-rated PVC Hook-Up Wire that includes UL 1007/1569, UL 1015 and UL 1061. Allied Wire and Cable carries hook-up roduct lines of irradiated lead wire, Mil-Spec lead wire and PTFE lead wire. Most of Allied Wire and Cable's lead wire is UL- and/or CSA-recognized or meets military specifications. Your sales representative will best be able to identify the type of lead wire you require based on your product specifications.

What Types of Insulation Materials Are Available for Hook-Up Cable?

  • PVC
  • PTFE
  • EDPM (ethylene-propylene diene elastomer)
  • Hypalon
  • Neoprene
  • Silicone rubber

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