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Automotive WireGPT 105C
Automotive wire is among the wide range of cables that is used in the automotive industry. The cable is versatile and can be put to other uses apart from the one it is specifically meant for. They are relatively robust since their application areas require tough cables which can withstand and high heat and high impact environment. The automotive wire can operate in a wide range of temperatures of between -400C in wet conditions and 1050C in hot environments. Automotive wires are categorized in to sizes most specifically the AWG sizes which range from 8 AWG to 20 AWG. It also has a high voltage rating of up to 25 VAC.
The automotive GPT wire cable has a stranded bare copper wire conductor. Copper is the most common material used in electrical wires and cables, this is majorly because it has amazing electrical properties and is cheaper compared to other metals. The stranding enhances its flexibility and enables it to carry more current.
Automotive wireinsulation is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is lead free. PVC is a strong material and can withstand any punishing environment it is subject to. It can withstand heat, moisture, impact, abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, oils and weather. The PVC is color coded to enable easy identification of the cable.
Certifications and approvals
The automotive wire GPT has the following certifications from international agencies;
• SAE GPT J-1128
• Ford ESF-M1L-56A or Ford ESF-M1L-85A
• Chrysler MS-3450
• Moving vehicles and auto motives
• Power cable in the automotive industry
• Motor leads
• Fire alarm cable
Frequently Asked Questions- Automotive Wire GPT 105C
I want to install GPT 105C wire, what special instructions do I need to adhere to?
This automotive wire should be installed in applications that meet the specified temperature and voltage ratings. It is designed for operating temperatures of up to 105 degrees Celsius and voltage of up to 60 volts. So, make sure you do not exceed these voltage and temperature ratings. The installers also need to determine where it is DC or AC installations. For DC installations, the voltage should be no more than 60 volts and for alternating current (AC) the voltage should be no more than 25 volts.
How am I able to identify GPT 105C wire?
If you want to know if it is GPT 105C wire, you may want to look at the appearance of the primary material. This wire is made of stranded bare copper material and will thus look coppery or reddish when you look at it. The wire has a lead-free PVC insulation, which something you may also want to check.
What are the certifications and approvals for the GPT 105C wire?
This wire meets various industry approvals including SAE GPT J-1128, Chrysler MS-3450, and Ford ESF-MIL-56A and Ford ESF-MIL-85A.
How is GPT 105C wire engineered for optimal performance?
This wire is insulated with PVC material for enhanced protection. The insulation is lead free which makes it safer for use in automotive applications.
Is GPT 105C wire the best option for higher temperatures in automotive installations?
While this wire may perform in high temperatures, the temperature ranges should be around 105 degrees Celsius. PVC materials used to insulate this wire does not do well in temperatures beyond this range. Therefore, you want to bear this in mind. Again, where the temperatures are much higher, you may consider an automotive wire that has a cross-linked insulation such as GXL and SXL wires.