DUPLEX MARINE CABLE UL 1426 TINNED COPPER WIRE

DUPLEX MARINE CABLE UL 1426 TINNED COPPER WIRE
Specification

Duplex Marine Cable Ul 1426 Tinned Copper Wire

Applications:
UL Listed, multi-conductor tinned wire with white jacket is ideal for use in the high corrosive environment of marine applications. Special electro-tinned, copper strands also increase protection against corrosion for recreational vehicles, automotive, trucks, and trailers. Tinned copper stranding is extremely flexible for easy routing through marine applications and easier to solder than bare copper. Flame retardant, PVC insulation is highly resistant to water, oil, grease, gasoline, and other damaging solvents. High voltage tolerance of up to 600 volts adds to versatility to its use in multiple marine and other suitable applications.

Standards:
Color Code
2 Conductors: Black/White or Black/Red or Red/Yellow

*Data provided on this page is subject to change based on different manufacturers variances.

Specification

Duplex Marine Cable Ul 1426 Tinned Copper Wire

Applications:
UL Listed, multi-conductor tinned wire with white jacket is ideal for use in the high corrosive environment of marine applications. Special electro-tinned, copper strands also increase protection against corrosion for recreational vehicles, automotive, trucks, and trailers. Tinned copper stranding is extremely flexible for easy routing through marine applications and easier to solder than bare copper. Flame retardant, PVC insulation is highly resistant to water, oil, grease, gasoline, and other damaging solvents. High voltage tolerance of up to 600 volts adds to versatility to its use in multiple marine and other suitable applications.

Standards:
Color Code
2 Conductors: Black/White or Black/Red or Red/Yellow

*Data provided on this page is subject to change based on different manufacturers variances.

Details

Duplex Marine Cable UL 1426 Tinned Copper Wire

Duplex marine cable is a highly versatile cable that can be used in a wide range of applications on land and under water. The cable is made of attributes which enables it to give optimum power output under the worst working environments. The cable is tested and approved in accordance with the requirements of many international standards organizations.

As the name hints, this cable has two copper conductors. Which means it is a two phase power cable. The copper wires are fully annealed. Annealing is the process of smelting the wire under intense pressure and temperatures in a bid to improve its malleability and conductivity. This is therefore a highly efficient piece which will ensure steady power supply over the years, probably over your lifetime. The two conductors are color-coded Black/White or Black/Red or Red/Yellow.
Electric power in primary lines is high voltage power which cannot be used as it is. There’s therefore a need to tone it down to lower the volts to amounts that can be used in households. That’s what service drop means.

This lower voltage power is safer therefore presents lower chances of fire breakouts, explosion of power equipment and blow-out of appliances like bulbs. However, not every other cables can be used at service drop points in the transmission system. This calls for a special type of cable, a cable that can effectively carry the high voltage power into the service drop equipment and consequently help in channeling of the resultant lower voltage power out of the equipment. That’s where this duplex copper conductor comes in handy.

Insulation

Insulation of the service drop cables is very important since it helps to reduce power loss and reduces exposure to life hazards like causing of infernos. However, the neutrals are left uninsulated. The insulation is often done using a black extruded Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).
This cable also comes with an option of PVC insulation. PVC is a highly reliable insulation material which works well with marine cables because it is water and rust resistant keeping the underlying copper conductors safe from the corrosive effects of saline water.

Tinning

Another important aspect of this cable is the tinning on it. Tin is a very stable element. In ranks very low on the reactivity series and therefore can hardly react with industrial chemicals to cause corrosion. Tinning provides a protective jacket over the insulation. This jacket prevents corrosion of the underlying copper conductors so that they can keep a steady power transmission over many years.

Phase Identification

White print legend markings are used are used to determine the phase identification for the service drop. So the copper conductor is well labelled in line with the white print legend’s marking. The neutral wire is marked using three yellow strips.

There are always three wires coming in through the service drop: two live wires and a neutral wire. Most of the times, the neutral is the support cable for live wires. Other times, there is a separate cable supporting the three conductors. The neutral wire may have no insulation and in some cases is smaller than the live wires.

Another important aspect of the service line is the Drip loop. It is a U shaped bend in wires that allows water to drip off so that it doesn't go into the service entrance.

Benefits of the Duplex Marine Cable

We will not overrate marine cable, but it is important to know the main benefits of the insulated conductor service cables. These conductor service cables which are rated at 600 V, are resistant to several damaging attacks such as abrasion, hostile weather, sunlight, tearing, involuntary weathering and even chemical reactions. For Underwriters library complying applications, the conductors can work well in temperatures not exceeding ninety degrees Celsius in either wet or dry climates. This temperature is relatively high, which is an indication of good performance by the cables. The cable is approved and certified in accordance with the requirements of Ul 1426.

Applications of UL 1426 Duplex Tinned Copper conductor.

UL Listed, multi-conductor tinned wire with white jacket is ideal for use in the high corrosive environment of marine applications. Special electro-tinned, copper strands also increase protection against corrosion for recreational vehicles, automotive, trucks, and trailers. Tinned copper stranding is extremely flexible for easy routing through marine applications and easier to solder than bare copper. Flame retardant, PVC insulation is highly resistant to water, oil, grease, gasoline, and other damaging solvents. High voltage tolerance of up to 600 volts adds to versatility to its use in multiple marine and other suitable applications

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