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What You Should Know about our Tinned Copper Motor Lead Wire

At Arcor Electronics we sell a variety of motor lead wires, otherwise known as appliance wire. As each type of motorlead wire is composed of different materials, it’s important to know what each is best for. So to help you ensure you’re picking the wire that’s right for your project needs, here’s a quick run-down on the specifications and uses of a few of the different types of copper tinned motor lead wire we sell.

Type CL 1503

Our main appliance wire is a UL 3340-3374 CSA CL 1503. This type is made from stranded copper tinned wire and can handle 600 volts and 125°C in flexible applications or 150°C in stationary applications.

This is predominately used in high temperature applications such as in transformers, ballasts, motors, or solenoids. It can also be used for the internal wiring of electrical appliances of equipment.

High Voltage Appliance and Motor Lead Wire

For high voltage applications, our UL 3499 wire is a great choice. With a flexible stranded tin copper core, it can handle 7500 volts and 150°C.

It finds use with many appliances, motors and transformers. However it is meant only for high voltage applications due to its good dielectric strength, low temperature flexibility and high abrasion resistance.

Type SIS

Type SIS motor lead wire is made from tinned wire. Our tinned stranded copper wire comes furnished in grey and is available in gauge sizes of 14 AWG through 2 AWG. It comes with XLP insulation and can handle up to 600 volts and 90°C.

This type of wire lends itself best to wiring switchboards, control panels, industrial controls, and just about any other instrument and control wiring used in these applications.

Type SRML

This type of motorlead wire is also composed of tinned stranded copper wire. These come insulated in silicone rubber and have a braided fiberglass jacket. Combined with our very flexible tinned copper core, it offers a high temperature range of -65°C to 200°C and can handle 600 volts.

These are more popularly used for wiring motors, fixtures, appliances and other applications of the nature.