PVC Insulated Heater Wire

PVC insulated heater wires, also called thermoplastic heater wires, are ideal for low wattage applications in either domestic or commercial area, from industrial refrigeration to household items like electric blankets and heating pads. When choosing a wire, there are two important things to consider: the resistance (or ohms per foot) and the correct installation.

Resistance Value

Resistance value is measured according to the watts per foot as well as the voltage the wire can handle, which is important to know for your specific application. The wattage is important to avoid condensation for domestic and industrial refrigeration. Please note that each application of these wires must be tailored with thermocouples to guarantee the design is safe; even different material like aluminum, steel, and plastic are important to consider with resistance value.

Installing PVC Insulated Heater Wire

When installing PVC insulated heater wire, the technician should take into account all the corners, sharp edges, and door perimeters that could affect the wire being cut or abraded. If the wire needs extra protection, choose fiberglass or aluminum braiding to cover the surface of the wire. Many people have used metal or plastic channels, groove cuts, and aluminum tape.

It is also crucial for the installation to establish a strong connection for the surface that needs heated and the wire for good thermal response. The wire can be taped to the wire heater, bonding the aluminum foil and then attaching itself to the foiled surface. This foil bond is typical for heater wires that need correct spacing, quick installation and even heat distribution.

PVC Insulated Heater Wire at Calco Electric Corp.

When you need PVC insulated heater wire, look no further than Calco Electric Corp. Our PVC wires come in a variety of sizes, from 1.8 mm through 5 mm, with a product life of more than 10,000 hours. Our skilled team can answer your questions and guide you to the correct wire for your specific project. Contact us to request a quote today!

pvc insulated heater wire

Our PVC / Thermoplastic insulated heating wires are the best choice for use in heating pads, electric blankets and other low wattage applications. We offer PVC wires with diameters ranging from 1.8 to 5 mm and the product life on all of our insulated wires exceed 10,000 hours. Call to order to your exact specs and take advantage of our wide range of available products, competitive pricing and high quality customer service.

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pvc insulated heater wire

Our PVC / Thermoplastic insulated heating wires are the best choice for use in heating pads, electric blankets and other low wattage applications. We offer PVC wires with diameters ranging from 1.8 to 5 mm and the product life on all of our insulated wires exceed 10,000 hours. Call to order to your exact specs and take advantage of our wide range of available products, competitive pricing and high quality customer service.

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