Alpha Wire has created a portfolio of high-performance cable for applications in
the Wind Power market, including power distribution, control, and monitoring
within the wind turbine. Alpha Wire's Wind Power offering gives
designers a single source for a wide range of cabling for wind turbine
nacelles. The majority of the cables in the portfolio meet UL Wind
Turbine Tray Cable (WTTC) requirements.
Alpha Wire's portfolio for wind power includes:
4 performance cable is designed to withstand the
temperature extremes of the wind turbine environment. Its durable
construction offers three times the low-temperature flexibility of ordinary
PVC and provides resistance to oils, solvents, chemicals and fuels.
Flex Torsion cable withstands continuous flexing,
including multiaxis torsional movements, making it useful for wind vanes and
anemometers that experience random movement. And for actuators, automation
networks, control circuits, sensors, pitch/yaw controls and power supply
Motor Supply cable has flexibility in an abrasion-
and oil-resistant design for tight spaces in wind turbines for connecting ac
drives, servo drives and variable-frequency drives.
M Flexible Control cables are used for stationary/cable tray
and for light to moderate flexing applications. Cables come in 18 to 8 AWG
with up to 65 conductors.
V VFD cable is designed for the needs of variable-frequency
drives, combating the continuous dielectric stresses, with no degradation
under heavy electrical load or voltage irregularities such as harmonics,
corona discharges and power distortion.
cables are available in a wide range of configurations for monitoring and
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