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Automotive Wire SXL
There is a high demand of tough cables in the automotive industry to come up with efficient and powerful motor vehicles. In the current developing most motor vehicles are used to make work easier, this is where the SXL automotive cable comes in handy. It is very tough and accurate in transmitting current. It is available in various sizes specifically from 8 AWG to 20 AWG. It also has a voltage rating of up to 60 volts and an alternating current of 25 volts. The cable can survive in temperatures as low as -400C and 1250C in extremely hot environments.
The conductor is made ofstranded bare copper. Bare copper is highly durable which in turn saves you money from constant repair and maintenance. Surprisingly copper is cheaper compared to other metals such as silver but still delivers large amounts of current hence you don’t have to dig deep into your pockets to get a roll. It is also flexible hence wire breakage is minimal in constricted areas.
The insulation is made from color-coded cross linked polyethylene. Polyethylene is resistant to oil, corrosion, chemicals, acids, radiation, sunlight, flames and industrial solvents. The color code ensures easy identification of the cable depending on the size.
Industrial ratings and approvals
This cable has been tested and approved by the following international standards and agencies;
• SAE J-1128
• Ford ESB-M1L123A
• Chrysler MS-5919
It can be used in various industrial applications as long as it does not exceed 60 volts. However it’s most common applications is in motor vehicles.
Frequently Asked Questions - Automotive Wire SXL
What special instructions am I required to follow when using SXL wire?
When using this wire on automobiles and other applications, you want to make sure you adhere to the voltage and temperature ratings. Do not exceed the specified temperatures and volts. The wire is designed for applications of up 125 degrees Celsius and voltage of up to 60 volts direct current and 25 volts alternative current.
How am I able to identify SXL wire?
There are various ways you can identify this wire. One is that if you strip out the insulation to expose the wire, you can see that it looks coppery or reddish brown color of copper. The wire is made of bare copper material. You can also identify if it is SXL wire by looking at the insulation which is made of cross linked polyethylene.
What are the certifications for SXL wire?
This wire meets many certifications and approvals. It has meet Ford MIL-85A specification and Chrysler MS-5919. It also meets SAE J-1128.
In what applications can I use SXL wire?
This wire is designed for use in engine compartments where there are high temperatures. The reason is that it has a high heat resistance as required by SAE J-1128 standard.
How is SXL engineered to perform better?
This wire comes with XLPE insulation to ensure it performs well in higher temperature environments and that it can resist common chemical substances like oil.