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Product Corner – Aluminum Wire & Cable
For projects with tight budget parameters, a cost-friendly wire & cable alternative to traditional copper are products with aluminum conductors. Not all project specifications are a good fit for aluminum, so it’s important to confirm the specific requirements for your customers’ project. For the savvy electrical distributor, the option of quoting a spec comprised of… Read More
XLP USE
XLP USE is a cross-linked polyethylene insulated single conductor stranded or solid bare copper wire. It is similar to XHHW building wire except this product is rated for direct burial applications. This product is also referred to as RHH/RHW meaning it meets the UL standard 854 for service entrance cable. XLP USE is rated for… Read More
XHHW Wire
The initials, or acronym, for XHHW stand for Cross-Linked High Heat Water Resistant Insulated Wire. This XHHW is the designation for a specific insulating material for electrical building wire and cable. The term XHHW also designates the temperature rating as well as the conditions that the cable can be used under. XHHW wire is generally used… Read More
THHN Wire
Building wire is generally used to carry electrical current to all external uses of power in a building or dwelling. This product is utilized in the construction of almost every industrial, residential and commercial building. The most popular type is THHN wire. THHN  stands for Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon coated. THHN can come in stranded or… Read More