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  1. What is Hook-Up Wire?

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    Hook-up wire, also known as appliance wire or lead wire, are single conductor insulated wires that are typically used in the internal wiring of electrical equipment. These applications can range from motors, control and power circuits, switchboards, panels, transformers and rectifiers.

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  2. LSZH vs PVC

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    There are many different factors to consider when designing an electrical cables construction. The type of conductor metal, the colour, size, number of conductors, and even materials used. Often when deciding on a specific wiring configuration, there's a number of different application considerations to go over. Today we'll be breaking down two popular insulating materials and why they were created. These insulating materials are known as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Low-Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH).

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  3. What is Transit Wire?

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    The wire and cable world has a vast number of different products and configurations for those products. One of the more unique products that is consistently overlooked is the transit cable, also known as halogen-free cable. These low smoke products are mandatory for a number of applications where large numbers of people are in close proximity to one another. In this write-up, we'll be dissecting what true transit cable is and some of the most important factors that go into a typical transit wiring application.

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  4. What is a Box Build Assembly?

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    A box build is a type of cable assembly, but not an ordinary one. The box build is a unique build that's assembled for a specific purpose. These assemblies are built in accordance with custom drawings and contain a variety of different parts. Being a completely customizable product, this type of assembly can be applied to almost every market type for every kind of application setting.

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  5. What is EPDM?

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    EPDM Insulation, also known as Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is synthetic rubber insulation. Created using a chemically cross-linked elastomer, EPDM is one of the most flexible, durable and resistant compounds on the market. 

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