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Automotive Wire GXL-UL
The automotive GXL is an extensive stock of industrial cables specifically belonging to the automotive cables family. They are largely used by most car manufacturers worldwide. This is mainly because they are tough and can deliver the desired amount of current for many motors. It’s available in various sizes and can operate within a wide range of temperatures of between-400C and 1050C. The automotive wire GXL transmits current of up to 60 volts and an alternating current of 25 volts.
The conductor is made ofcopper which is stranded in concentric rope lay. The cable is very flexible and can withstand any stress put to it without breaking. It also delivers the desired amount of current without overheating. The copper conductor is also affordable and you don’t require heavy pockets to get your hands on these cables.
The insulation is made from color coded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is lead free. PVC is tough and can withstand heat, flames, radiation, oils, chemicals, corrosion, impact and abrasion. It is color coded to enable easy identification of the cable depending on the size. The insulation can be easily stripped to check the conductor.
Industrial ratings and approvals
This cable has undergone various tests which in turn prove that it has the stated attributes. The GXL-UL automotive cable has been approved by the following international standards organizations;
• SAE GPT J-1128
• Ford ESF-M1L-56A or Ford ESF-M1L-85A
• Chrysler MS-3450
It can be used in various industrial applications as long as it does not surpass the voltage rating. However it is mainly designed for automobiles in engine compartments since it can resist heat.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Automotive Wire GXL-UL
Any special instructions I need to follow when using GXL-UL wire?
Yes, when installing this wire, make sure the applications you use it in are within the recommended voltage and temperature rating. The wire is rated for use in temperatures of up to 125 degrees Celsius and voltage of 60 volts direct current and 25 volts alternating current. If you use it in temperature and voltage ratings beyond these, you could damage it.
How do I identify GXL-UL wire?
You can identify this wire by looking at the appearance of the conductor material. The wire is made of bare copper so if you strip out the insulation, it will look reddish or coppery, denoting the color of copper. You can also look at the insulation which is made of a thin wall XLPE material.
What are the certifications for the GXL-UL wire?
This wire has met various standards including the Chrysler MS-8900 and Ford MIL-85B. It is manufactured to SAE J-1128 standards.
Where can I use GXL-UL wire?
This wire has been designed for use in automobiles. It is used in engine compartments where there is high heat because it can resist that heat.
How is GXL-UL wire engineered for optimal performance?
This wire has a thin wall which makes it easier for installations in hard-to-access areas. It is also compatible with most standard automotive connectors. The is made with cross linked XLPE materials to ensure resistance to heat and fire as well as chemical substances.