Insulation Systems Properties

Insulation System Properties

Insulation material selection is critical for maximizing application life and achieving an optimal cost/benefit performance. Among considerations are:

  1. Operating amperage and voltage requirements
  2. Operating temperature range
  3. Size/Space limitations
  4. Chemical and environmental exposure
  5. Desired physical characteristics
  6. Regulatory compliance issues

The better the insulation system used, the higher the amperage a given copper conductor can support. To achieve miniaturization while maintaining circuit integrity, it is necessary to use higher temperature rated insulation systems, which in many cases would allow you to reduce conductor AWG size by 2 sizes.