High temperature cables are cables that can withstand heat between 150°C and 450°C. They are specifically designed for applications that require cables that can handle this level of heat. Choosing the right high temperature cables for high-heat environments reduces unnecessary replacements and avoids downtime.
Conductors in high temperature cables can be either nickel-coated copper, tinned copper or pure nickel, while the insulation material can range from rubber, PTFE tapes and mica tapes to fiberglass and ceramic braids. The cable jackets often consist of high temperature fiberglass.
With high temperature cables, as well as with a variety of high temperature sleeves and high temperature silica tapes, it is not necessary to be concerned about electrical cable failure caused by extreme heat, friction, abrasion or moisture.
The exceptional strength and insulation properties make high temperature cables perfect for:
- Preventing slag spill damage
- Preventing molten splash damage
- Welding curtains
- Exhaust manifolds
- Valve insulation covers
- Turbine equipment
- Cable tray protection
High temperature lead cables are generally used in:
- High-intensity lights
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp.
We have a wide range of quality and affordable high temperature cabling that has been designed and tested for this use. A high temperature Plenum Control Cable has temperature-tolerant plenum-rated cabling that is heat and flame resistant and is specifically designed for use in environmental air spaces and other high temperature applications. MIL-W-16878 Type E PTFE Shielded Cables are used in electronic applications where high temperatures are likely to be encountered. Both these types of high temperature cables, as well as Multi-Conductor Overall Foil and Braid Shield/Control and Instrumentation Cables, are available at Olympic Wire & Cable Corp.