Hook Up Wire
What is Hook Up Wire?
Hook up wire is a type of insulated conductor that is commonly used for internal wiring in a vast range of electrical applications. The two types of hook up primary wire that we carry are: UL1061 and UL1007/1569. If you would like to learn about the differences between these two types Click Here. Both are made from tinned copper and are ideal for use in applications that call for durability, and longevity. Before we discuss where you will likely use this type of wire, let us talk about why you will want to use it.
"Understand that this type of wire is made from tinned copper and is ideal for use in applications that call for durability, and longevity."
Why Use Hook Up Wire?
Hook up wire is ideal for applications where internal wiring is needed and that wiring needs to be resistant to flame and oil. A perfect example of this is marine usage. A boat or other marine vessel needs internal wiring for panels, dash boards, and various pieces of electrical equipment. That wiring also needs to be resistant to hazards such as oil and flame. This is why many of our customers choose to use our hook up wire. Both UL1061 and UL1007/1569 are US rated for marine conditions. They are flexible enough to make installation easy while handling the constant vibration of a marine environment. This is just one example, hook up wire is ideal for just about any internal wiring application that meets its electrical and temperature ratings.
Where would I use Hook Up Wire?
Depending on your need, you may use this type of wire to connect a panel or even repair a piece of equipment replacing some of the wiring during the project. You can find hook up wire in cars, boats, appliances and even speaker cabinets. Often, UL1061 and UL1007/1569 are recommended for applications that require durability in low-temperature environments. In addition, tinned copper gives better corrosion resistance, and many consider it easier to solder when compared to bare copper. It is hard to say where you may use it since hook up wire is used in so many various applications. The best practice is to consult the engineering specifications of a project. Especially since hook up wire has so many uses in so many industries.
What Industries use Hook Up Wire?
Hook up wire is commonly found in the automotive, marine, appliance, and construction industries. It is used in transformers, switchboards, generators, electric panels and more. Essentially, this versatile wire can be found in just about any industry that utilizes appliances or electronic equipment with internal wiring. As you can likely imagine, this type of wire can be considered extremely common. Our UL1061 and UL1007/1569 are set apart by the rated resistances they carry and the fact that they are tinned.
What is the difference between UL1061 & UL1007/1569?
The main difference between UL1061 & UL1007/1569 is the thickness of the insulation. UL1061 has a thin wall insulation which is useful in applications where extremely limited installation space is an issue and flexibility is key. UL1007/1569 wire will have a medium wall of insulation which is useful in applications that call for a higher level of durability and protection. Both types are rated for 80°C and 300 volts. Additionally, both types are known for their reliability and exceptional performance.
UL1061 - Thin Wall
UL1007/1569 - Medium Wall
What Colors are Available?
When it comes to wiring, versatility is a must. Offering only one color would serve little good. This is why we do our best to include as many wire color options as possible. Think about it, when you are wiring up a panel or other piece of electronic equipment, you need different wire colors to indicate what their functions are. It not only makes installation much simpler; it is beneficial for maintenance as well. With our hook up wire, you have the option of choosing from; yellow, black, blue, red, white, brown, green, grey, orange, violet, light blue, tan, and pink. To be fair, not all colors are available in all gauge sizes, but we do our best to accommodate. If you do not see the color you want in the gauge size you need, contact a Pacer Group expert today and see if we have an alternate solution.
What gauges are available?
Pacer Group stocks both UL1061 & UL1007/1569 in 24 AWG, 22 AWG, 20 AWG, & 18 AWG. Additionally, we offer UL1061 in 26 AWG and UL1007/1569 in 16 AWG and 14 AWG. We do our best to carry as many gauge sizes that our customers can find useful. Take a look at the chart below for a quick reference to the sizes you need. To make it even better, the chart is linked so just click on the wire gauge you are interested in to be taken to that product page.
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