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Frequently Asked Questions- Automotive Wire GPT 80C
Any specific instructions I need to adhere to when using Automotive Wire GPT 80C?
Yes, there are specific elements you should look at when using this wire. First, make sure that the applications of the wire meet the specified temperature ranges. Again, ensure the voltage is correct. Automotive Wire GPT 80C is designed to work in applications where temperatures range from negative 40 degrees Celsius to 80 degrees Celsius. The voltage is 60 volts for direct current (DC) and 25 volts for alternating current (AC).
Are there other types of wires for automotive wiring other than GPT?
GPT is one of the three types of PVC automotive wires. GPT is intended for general circuit wiring. The other two types are TWP and HDT. With TWP, its lead free with thin wall and HDT has heavy wall. All these types of wires are designed for specific installations depending on the conditions or environment where they are installed. TWP tend to perform well in higher temperatures compared to GPT and HDT wires.
How can I identify GPT 80C wire?
You can identify this wire by stripping out the insulation. You will find various strands and when you take one strand and look at it, it appears coppery since the strands are made of bare copper material. You can also look at the insulation which consists of lead free PVC material.
What are the specifications and standards for GPT 80C wire?
The common standards and certifications for automotive wires are defined by Underwriters Laboratories- UL, American Society of Testing, and Materials- ASTM, Society of Automotive Engineers- SAE, and other regulatory bodies. There are also specifications set by specific car manufacturers. GPT 80C meets Chrysler MS-3450 Standard, SAE GPT J-1128 Standard, and Ford ESF-MIL-56A and Ford ESF-MIL-85A.