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Solar Cables and Photovoltaic WireSolar Cables and Photovoltaic Wire

DN Staff

January 5, 2011

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Solar Cables and Photovoltaic Wire

Alpha Wire's solar cables and photovoltaic wire are designed for the harsh environments of solar energy applications-the hot and cold of climate extremes, ozone and UV radiation, moisture, oil and direct burial. The cables use a specially formulated PVC jacket that can withstand the potential environments without failing or degrading.

Available in a wire range from 14 to 2 AWG, the photovoltaic wires come in two versions to meet either UL 4703 PV wire/TUV Pfg 1169 requirements or UL 4703 PV wire requirements. UL 4703 PV wire/TUV photovoltaic wires are made with low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) materials which do not emit toxic gases when burned. The UL PV wire products use a cross-linked polyethylene insulation and PVC jacket.

Solar cables, in sizes from 18 to 12 AWG and conductor counts from 3 to 9, are available shielded or unshielded. The TC-ER and MTW-rated cables have an abrasion-resistant jacket.

Both the PV wire and solar cable are designed specifically for solar environments-they are sunlight and oil resistant and withstand temperatures from -40 to +90C. The solar cables meet requirements for direct burial without conduit.
Solar Cables and Photovoltaic Wire

Solar Cables and Photovoltaic Wire

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