The difference between silicone wire and rubber wire and mica wire


Everyone knows about wires, but not everyone knows the classification of wires, such as UL silicone wires, rubber wires or mica wires. They each have their own advantages. So, what are the differences between silicone wires and rubber wires and mica wires? Let ZHONGZHEN NEW ENERGY Factory answer your questions now.


UL silicone wires


a. The difference between silicone wire and rubber wire


The silicone wire uses silicone rubber as the insulating material, and the silicone rubber is a one-component room temperature vulcanized liquid rubber. Once exposed to air, the silane monomers in it condense to form a network structure, the system is cross-linked, cannot be melted and dissolved, is elastic, becomes rubbery, and adheres to objects at the same time. Its thermal conductivity is slightly higher than that of regular rubber, and once cured, it is difficult to separate bonded objects.


The insulating material of the rubber wire is rubber, which is a high-elastic polymer compound. Includes unvulcanized and vulcanized varieties. It can be divided into two categories: natural rubber and synthetic rubber. Natural rubber is processed from latex obtained from rubber plants. Synthetic rubber is obtained by polymerization or polycondensation of monomers. Unvulcanized rubber is commonly known as raw rubber or raw rubber. The vulcanized rubber is called vulcanized rubber, commonly known as cooked rubber or rubber. Widely used in the manufacture of tires, hoses, tapes, insulating materials, rubber shoes, and other rubber products.


The rubber wire has strong flexibility, sun protection, waterproof, oil resistance, temperature resistance (90 degrees), cold resistance (-40 degrees), anti-ultraviolet (UV), anti-aging and flame retardant. The life expectancy is generally at least ten or eight years. It is suitable for outdoor lighting and household appliances with a little heat. The epidermis is rough, not smooth, such as nubuck. The main features of the silicone wire are high temperature resistance, up to about 180 degrees, low temperature resistance up to -65 degrees, smooth skin and very soft wire quality. It is suitable for use on products with high heat generation, most of which are used inside products (automotive lighting, high-power lighting, medical machinery).


b. The difference between mica wire and silicone wire


Mica tape is a high-performance mica insulating product with excellent high temperature resistance and combustion resistance. Powder mica tape has good flexibility in normal state, and is suitable for the main fire-resistant insulating layer in various fire-resistant cables. There is basically no volatilization of harmful fumes when burning in an open flame, so this product is not only effective but also safe when used in cables.


Silicone wire, the industrial name is AGR silicone rubber wire, is a wire made of silicone material, the suitable temperature range is -60°-200°, the voltage is 300/500V, the conductor material is tinned copper wire, and the insulator is silicone rubber. The braid is fiberglass + silicone.


The difference between silicone wire and rubber wire and mica wire


It can be seen that UL silicone wires and rubber wires are easily mistaken for the same type of wire. In fact, there are great differences in performance and material between the two. It is recommended that people should pay attention to the characteristics of each wire and the relationship between each other when choosing wires. Differentiate to avoid wrong choices.