As more people and businesses try to implement environmentally friendly solutions, Alpha Wire has stepped up with EcoWire Plus® — a recyclable solution free of hazardous substances that can also outperform many similar wires. EcoWire Plus® is a smaller, lighter option to help you go green without sacrificing protection.
WesBell Electronics carries EcoWire Plus® in a range of options and delivers exceptional customer service to help you get the job done.
What Is EcoWire Plus®?
EcoWire Plus® is a hook-up wire designed without any halogens, phthalates or heavy metals. It meets the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability. Because of its unique insulation, EcoWire Plus® is fully recyclable and can help reduce landfill waste. EcoWire Plus® also boasts exceptional functionality — it has up to a 45% smaller diameter and is 40% lighter. It offers 10 times the abrasion resistance of conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hook-up wire.
These capabilities primarily come from the modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) insulation and jacketing in EcoWire Plus®. This material has high dielectric strength and low specific gravity, which contributes to its lower weight.
One of the most notable benefits of EcoWire Plus® is its exceptional fluid resistance, offering protection from water, oil, solvents and fuels. This characteristic makes it ideal in industrial applications that could involve exposure to fluids or those that need high abrasion resistance. It meets the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 6722 specification for thin wall and ultra-thin wall wire. Other approvals come from the CSA Group, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Conformitè Europëenne (CE) compliance.
One limitation to be aware of with EcoWire Plus® is its voltage capabilities. It only supports 300 volts, so it cannot be used with more demanding applications. Where possible, Alpha Wire recommends replacing any cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)-insulated wire with EcoWire Plus®. This can help you take advantage of its recyclability, thinness, strength and durability that is typically greater than PVC and XLPE hook-up wire.
We carry EcoWire Plus® in a range of sizes, from American Wire Gauge (AWG) 28-10, and 10 different colors for easy identification.
EcoWire® vs. EcoWire Plus®
Standard EcoWire®, also manufactured by Alpha Wire, is a similar option to EcoWire® Plus. This type of wire offers some of the same capabilities but is rated for 600 volts and does not have the fluid resistance of EcoWire Plus®. It’s a good choice for projects that require greater power and won’t be in an environment where fluids are present.
We carry both options — if you’re not sure which one you need, we can always help with the selection process.
EcoWire Plus® From WesBell Electronics
If EcoWire® sounds like the right choice for your next project, the experts at WesBell Electronics can help you get it at an affordable price, with bulk discounts for large quantities. If you need something else, we have a vast inventory of wires, cables and supplies, too. Our representatives are always happy to go over your project and help you determine which option is best for the job.
In addition to exceptional customer service, we also offer many wire processing services, such as cutting, stripping and harness assembly, so your wire is ready to go when it gets to you.
To learn more about our EcoWire Plus® selection, click our product links or reach out to us today!