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Hook Up Wire UL 1232/1283/1284 TC
TC simply refers to Tinned Copper. This means that the cable is made of tinned copper conductors, which are stranded for maximum performance. The conductors are insulated with the PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). Hook up TC Wire is meant for use in power distribution lines for 600 voltages, at temperatures not exceeding 105 degrees Celsius.
Tinning is the process of coating copper wires with a thin layer of tin through electrolysis, whereby electric current is passed over the electrolyte containing copper and tin. Tinned copper conductors offer a superb electrical transmission because they are durable and do not succumb to corrosion by the industrial chemicals and salts. Hook up TC measures 6 AWG and approximately 0.14 inches thick.
a) UL VW-1
b) UL Standards 758
c) UL Standards 1063 – MTW
d) CSA AWM I A/B
e) UL THHW
A black Polyvinyl Chloride layer which is flame retardant protects this cable from harsh environmental conditions that it may get subjected to during and after installation. PVC also ensures that safety of the user is not violated during installation of the cable or when handling it. This is because it is a non-conducting polymer and will limit the transfer of electric currents, keeping the handler safe from electric shocks.
a) Transformer interconnecting wire
b) Control cabinets
c) Machine tools
d) Motor interconnections
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Frequently asked Questions - Hook up Wire UL 1232/1283/1284 TC
Any special instructions I need to follow when installing or using Hook Up Wire UL 1232/1283/1284 TC?
Yes, you should make sure you do not use the wire in applications and operations that tend to experience more temperatures that the desired. The voltage should not exceed the one specified for the wires. UL 1232, 1283, and 1284 are designed to work well in environment exhibit temperatures of up to 105 degrees Celsius. The voltage should be 600 volts. Anything beyond those ratings won’t work out well for the installations.
How can I identify UL 1232, 1283, and 1284 TC wires?
Look at the appearance of the wire. See if you have tinned copper wire strands. The outer appearance is silvery or gray, the color of tin. On the inside, it looks reddish. Remember that these colors are the ones you see on a single strand, and considering that the wire has many strands, you need to look at one strand. Another thing is to look at the insulation. The wire is insulated with PVC material. The labeling including the industry approvals and ratings are other things to check to know if you are getting the right wire.
What are the approvals for UL 1232, 1283, and 1284 TC wires?
These wires have various approvals one being UL Standard 758 – Styles 1232/1283/1284/1339/1346 and 10269. They are also approved for UL Standard 1063 – MTW and UL THHW. Other standards include UL CT Tray 1/0 AWG – 750 MCM.
How are the wires engineered to perform excellently?
UL 1232, 1283, and 1284 TC wires are coated with tin to reduce the level of oxidation and corrosion at higher temperatures. They are insulated with PVC material to help resist abrasion, heat, and cut through. They can withstand abuse as well as repeated flexing. The wires are lighter, durable, and tough.
In what applications can I use UL 1232, 1283, and 1284 TC wires?
You can use the wires in automotives, military devices, computers, home appliances, and other electronic equipment.