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Alpha Xtra Gaurd® Wire and Cable Information



With so many new innovations in technology, it only takes a matter of time before Alpha Xtra Guard® Cables are introduced to the world. If you haven't heard what these cables are, they are actually engineered and manufactured by Alpha Wire, one of the leading companies that create quality cables. The reason why this type of cable is different from the ones available elsewhere is because of the way it has been constructed.

One of the best things about the Xtra Guard® cables which Alpha Wire created is that it is perfect for direct ground burial without the expense of using conduit wires. Just like the other types of wires, these electronic underground cables are available in different variants such as the 300 volt, 600 volt, unshielded, shielded, and the Alpha supra shield. You can get the most from the new cable because it is simply different from the rest available in the market.

The features that make the Xtra Guard® cables are different is that it contains a water resiliency of up to 5 times the amount of a standard PVC cable. This is because it contains a specially formulated jacket made from Ethylene Propylene Copolymer. As a result of this special formula, the cable gets an outstanding service life as well as an ultraviolet light stability feature. Compared to the other options, Alpha Xtra Guard Cables are available in multi pair and multi conductor option containing 60 conductors for every cable.

With regards to its application, Xtra Guard® cables are typically used in satellite communications equipment, inter-building communications, outdoor scoreboards and displays, outdoor security systems, land irrigation systems, and in pipeline sensor controls. This makes this selection a superior one for standard applications. Since the lifespan of the cable has been optimized, it is not necessary to replace or re-install cables in the future.

In addition to the options available above, these cables can be purchased with PVC jackets. This is to give way to high technology application demands as well as Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) used for wood, paper, pulp and mining operations. Compared to the PVC jacket, the TPE has an excellent high and low heat resistance which ranges from -60°C to 125°C. At the moment, there are a total of 6 types of material used in the Xtra Guard® to cover the applications people use it with.

Currently, there are a number of versions available for the Xtra Guard®. These versions have all been numbered to show which of them is most recent. However, the differences of these do not mean they are competing with one another. They are simply giving options to people who plan on using such cables for all their requirements.

Choosing the right cable can be of huge importance. If you do not wish to use the expensive conduit cables, you can simply opt for Alpha Xtra Guard® cables to help you with your wiring installations. As mentioned above, you gain from this decision because you do not need to re-install or replace your cables anymore.

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