Frequently Asked Questions - Draka’s Type THW cable


I want to identify Draka’s Type THW cable, what do I look for?
If you are installing or buying Draka’s Type THW cable, you can know it is the cable by looking at its appearance. It is made of bare copper so, you will see that it looks coppery on its core material. Also, see that it has polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulation. There may be tinned copper conductors, so you want to clarify if you want bare or tinned conduct. 

Can I use the cables in conduits?
Depending on where you are using the cables, you can have them in conduits or ducts. If there is physical or mechanical damage likely to occur, or if the cables run in trenches within high traffic areas, you can use ducts. Draka’s Type THW cable may also be used in raceways, dry and wet locations, underground ducts, direct burial, or aerial applications. 

Know that every cable installation is different, and you should examine your specific installation needs including the environmental, chemical, physical, and mechanical damage exposure.

What are the specifications of Draka’s Type THW cable?
This cable meets standards and compliances such as RoHS compliancy, oil resistant I, UL Type THW, and CT USE. 

How is Draka’s Type THW cable designed for enhance performance ?
The single conductor cables may be multiplexed to allow efficiency in installations. The PVC insulations allows the conductor to be used in applications bearing temperatures of up to 75 degrees Celsius. PVC resists solvents, acids, ozone, gasoline, abrasion, flame, and moisture. You can use it in thin and heavy wall applications. However, if your installation requires greater flexibility, this material may not stand that. 

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