PTFE Taped Instrument and Thermocouple Cables
PTFE is the original cablemaking fluoropolymer. It provides outstanding mechanical, electro-chemical (inert to nearly all industrial chemicals and solvents), temperature and friction resisting characteristics. Furthermore, PTFE is a thermoset material, which will not melt or flow; this unfortunately also means that cable insulations are normally applied in an expensive taping operation and require "sintering" to seal the tape edges after application or in non-continuous presses, which prevent the production of long reel lengths. Due to its outstanding dielectric properties less insulation is required in comparison to most other insulations (except Kapton®); typically about .005" for 30 AWG-18 AWG, permitting cable with a smaller overall diameter, to be used where space or the lack of space, is essential. Temperature ranges of this particular wire range from -70°C to +260°C. UL/CSA certified lead wire.
Temperature Rating 260° C / 500° F