XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) Wire
Cable manufacturers use XLPE material when building insulation for various wires, especially those dealing with high voltage. The cross-linking process vulcanizes the rubber through the addition of some chemical additives. Essentially speaking, the process elevates the stability of polyethylene when subjected to extremely high temperatures. XLPE is often used to make insulation for insulated wire due to its remarkable properties.
An XLPE insulated electrical wire is undoubtedly your best option if you intend to transmit high voltage power from one location to another. This type of wire boasts of several suitable properties, including;
- Outstanding electrical, thermal, and physical properties
- Perfect resistance to moisture
- Extreme thermal and mechanical force resistance
- XLPE improves the insulated wire current rating when dealing with short circuits