There are many different types of hook-up wire, each with various characteristics. UL1283 is one of these, featuring stranded tinned copper and higher voltage capabilities than some other types of hook-up wire. It passes many different safety standards, and its most popular application is in appliances. Let’s take a closer look at this versatile wire.
What Is UL1283 Wire?
UL1283 features a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulation, offering good abrasion resistance and excellent flame resistance. This insulation is just .03 inches thick, offering flexibility despite the thicker overall diameter of the wire. It’s a good choice in things like appliances and machining wire where this flexibility is needed. Another reason for using UL1283 in these applications is its strong temperature rating, which spans -40℃ to 105℃.
Some specific applications for UL1283 include:
- Appliance wiring.
- Machine tool wire.
- Thermoplastic equipment wire.
- Device manufacturing.
As far as configurations go, we carry UL1283 in 4 and 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). Both types have 133 strands of tinned copper and come in a wide range of colors for easy color-coding. These include black, blue, gray, brown, orange, green, white, purple, red and yellow. They can also be striped as needed.
Here at WesBell Electronics, we can do striping for you. We also cut to any odd size you need and offer bulk pricing discounts at certain quantities.
Safety Standards and Specifications
UL1283 has certifications from reputable third-party organizations like The CSA Group, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and UL, LLC. It has also passed the UL VW-1 flame test.
UL1283 vs. Other Hook-Up Wire
With so many types of hook-up wire, it’s important to know their differences, so you can select the best one for your application that offers a good balance of characteristics. Remember, UL1283 supports 600 volts and up to 105℃ and comes in 4 and 6 AWG. Here’s how it compares to some other popular forms of hook-up wire:
- UL1015: UL1015 also features PVC insulation and is used for similar applications, but it has much smaller AWGs, around 10-26, using tinned copper strands. Like UL1283, it also supports 600 volts and 105℃.
- UL1007: UL1007 is available in a wider range of AWG sizes and also uses tinned copper. It has thinner insulation than UL1015 and only supports 300 volts and temperatures up to 80℃, making it a good choice for high-flexibility applications in low-heat environments.
- UL1028: UL1028 has similar characteristics to UL1283, supporting 600 volts and 105℃, but it supports a smaller AWG size of 8.
- Types E, EE and ET: All of these wires use polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) insulation, giving them greater temperature and chemical resistance. They support temperatures of -60℃ to 200℃ and up to 1,000 volts. Type ET is the thinnest and Type EE is the thickest, with Type ET supporting just 250 volts but offering more flexibility.
Working With WesBell Electronics
We know it can be tough to figure out the best wire when there are so many options. That’s why the experts at WesBell try to make it easy. Just give us a call and walk us through your project, and we can help you find the right wire. We also offer a range of preparation services like striping, twisting and tin-dipping.
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