What is XLPE wire?

What is XLPE wire?

Also known as Cross-linked Polyethylene, XLPE is a very good insulation in terms of electrical properties. XLPE has very high insulation resistance, a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies, and a low dielectric constant.

Can you bury XLPE wire?

Resistant to tear and abrasion. Suitable for direct burial. Used for secondary distribution and underground service at 600 V or less. May be used in ducts or direct burial.

Which is better XLPE or PVC?

Maximum working temperature of conductor: XLPE Cables have higher current rating and longer service life compared to PVC Cables. PVC insulated Cable is 70 Centigrade while XLPE is 90 Centigrade. 2. Waterproof Performance in Application Environment: PVC insulated cable is better than the XLPE insulated cable.

Is XLPE the same as XHHW?

XHHW is an alphabetism or initialism which stands for “XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) High Heat-resistant Water-resistant.” XHHW is a designation for a specific insulation material, temperature rating, and condition of use (suitable for wet locations) for electrical wire and cable.

Is XLPE a cable?

What is XLPE Cable? XLPE cable stands for cross linked polyethylene cable. It is a hydronic tubing manufactured from polyethylene plastic. XLPE features a 3D molecular bond structure and shape memory characteristics.

Can use 2 wire be direct buried?

RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 conductors are suitable for use in direct burial applications. RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 conductors can be used in environments where superior insulation toughness and chemical resistance is required.

What is the difference between XLP and XLPE?

CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE(XLP) is a material which has greater resistance to environmental stress cracking, cut-through, ozone, solvents and soldering than either low or high density polyethylene. Sometimes designated as XLPE. Can be cross-linked either chemically or irradiated.

What does the 2 in THWN-2 stand for?

The THWN wire we carry is actually coded THWN-2 indicating its rated 90 degrees for both wet or dry locations which is even better.


THHN/THWN-2 is a thermoplastic product. It uses a thinner PVC insulation, which can lead to current leakage and dielectric breakdown in demanding circuits or from chemical or environmental exposure. The PVC insulation in THHN/THWN-2 emits a toxic smoke when burned and is less flexible at cold temperatures.

What kind of conductors are used in XLPE cables?

XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC BS 5467 cable construction British Standard BS5467 Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV and 1.9/3.3kV Conductor 2 to 48 core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Alu Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

What kind of cable is awa or XLPE?

XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC BS5467 cable construction British Standard BS5467 Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV and 1.9/3.3kV Conductor Single core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Alum Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

How many cores are in XLPE auxiliary control cable?

Multi-core auxiliary control cables are also available with seven cores to 48 cores. As an XLPE cable supplier, we also have a complementary a range of quality cable accessories including SWA glands, terminations, clips and cleats designed and tested to ensure perfect fit with our cables.

Which is the lowest voltage XLPE or SWA?

It also includes low smoke zero halogen single core XLPE/LSZH/AWA/LSZH and multicore XLPE/LSZH/SWA/LSZH with the same voltage ratings.