High-Temperature Silicone Cable Manufacturer

  • Cable Type: YGZ, YGC
  • Temperature Range: -60℃~+180℃
  • Rate voltage: 300/500V
  • Sheath color: Green, Gray, Black, Red

High-Temperature Silicone Cable

High-Temperature silicone cable is suitable for AC rated voltage 0.6/1KV and below fixed laying or mobile electric power transmission. It has the advantages of cold and heat resistance, excellent electrical insulation performance, high voltage resistance, aging resistance, waterproof, long service life, etc.

In addition, it has good flexibility and is easy to install; it can be used in petroleum instruments, motors, automobile connecting wires, etc. However, due to the low strength of the insulation material, it is not wear-resistant, so it is recommended to lay the cable fixed and avoid sharp objects.

Silicone Insulated cables

Our silicone insulated cables are suitable for different industries namely electronics, construction and more. This cables are also perfect for smaller electrical connections on devices.

Single-conductor Cable

The single-conductor cable has cut-through resistance and offers mechanical toughness. We make sure that our cables can resist harsh conditions and applications.

Multi-conductor Cable

Honest multi-conductor cable provides enhance performance. This cable is resistant to heat and does not change when expose to high temperature.

Soaking Pit Cable

Our soaking pit cable is highly flexible and impact-resistant. It offers maximum performance with high reliability. You can also customize this cable in sizes and designs.

Extreme Temperature Cable

The extreme temperature cable have an amazing features and excellent thermal range. It is suitable for low-to-high temperatures from  -90°C up to 200°C.

Tri-rated Cable

Our tri-rated cable is a fire retardant suitable for switch control, electrical cabinets, power switch gear, etc. It is available in different colors, designs and styles.

High Temperature Silicone Cable Features

Thermal Resistant
Thermal Resistant
UV and Shock-Proof
UV and Shock-Proof
Aging Resistant
Aging Resistant
Chemically Stable
Chemically Stable
Higher Voltage Resistant
Higher Voltage Resistant
Electrical Insulation Abilities
Electrical Insulation Abilities
Corona Resistant
Corona Resistant
Arc Resistant
Arc Resistant

Our Approvals & Accreditations

Honest Cable provides a selection of high-temperature cables that are produced with international certificates. It is in line with CSA, BS, and UL standards for panel wire applications and switchgear. Following are lists of approvals it exceeded.

IEC Standards: IEC 60754-2
BS Standards: BS6231, BS 3G 210, BS EN 50143,
UL Standards: UL 1015, UL758, UL62, and UL1581
Other Standards: ROHS, ISO9001, DIN VDE 0282

Our Approvals & Accreditations
High-Performance Silicone Cable Range

High-Performance Silicone Cable Range

SIA – Silicone insulation with solid conductor
SIAF – Silicone insulation with flexible conductor
GL/ SIAF – Glass fiber braid and silicone insulation with a flexible conductor
SIHF with options – Available with copper screen, glass braid, or galvanized wire braid armor. Multicore.
Silicone cables for luminous discharge tube and sign installations with no-load rated output voltages greater than 1000 V but not greater than 10,000 V.

Honest Cable also offers an equivalent range of FEP and PTFE insulated cables.

Silicone Cable Common Uses

Honest Cable high-temperature silicone cables are commonly used for the following applications:

  • Household electrical heating appliance wiring
  • Rotating apparatus (class H)
  • Interior appliance wiring
  • Electronics and power sources
  • Firefighting apparatus
  • Medical equipment and automotive devices
  • Blasphemy devices, refineries, cast-iron stoves
  • Transformers, generators, motors, and traction machines
Silicone Cable Common Uses
Working Temperature

Working Temperature

The silicone cables are built to withstand constant operation temperatures. It is distinguished by its continuous elasticity. Honest Cable offers a range of silicone core and multi-core cables for high conditions. High-temperature ranges are listed below.

  • 105°C
  • 125°C
  • 150°C
  • 180°C
What is the Conductor of Silicone Cable?

Tinned copper is the conductor for silicone wire.

What Distinguishes Silicone from PVC?

PVC belongs to the plastic material, while silicone belongs to the rubber material.

Silicone cable can withstand temperatures of up to 55 degrees Celsius.

PVC wire can withstand temperatures of up to 70 degrees Celsius.

Which High-Temperature Wire Is Better: Silicon or Teflon?

The two materials are extremely stable at high temperatures.

It can tolerate months of continuous heat exposure.

However, silicone rubber will gradually harden, shrink, and become brittle when exposed to high temperatures for an extended time.

While Teflon will break down and release fluorine-containing compounds.

Does Silicone Cable Withstand Heat?

Silicone cables are distinguished by their continuous elasticity.

It has an exceptional temperature resistance up to +250°C.

Silicone cables maintain their original shape even when exposed to heat because of the cross-linked molecular structure.

Does Silicone Cable Resist Oil?

Yes. Silicone cable is oil-resistance.

Other major substances it resists are gas, ozone, and more.

Due to their great chemical resistance, they are more dependable for industrial applications.

High-Temperature Silicone Cable Buying Guide

No matter what the application of the cables is, the temperature is an important consideration.

There are many applications where the environment may have temperatures of hundreds of degrees.

So the cables should ideally be heat-resistant, and that’s where silicone cables come in.

To maintain the integrity of the circuit, the materials of the cables should be able to withstand high temperatures, especially the outer layers and insulation that may be in direct contact with the environmental conditions.

There are many different kinds of high-temperature cables in the market, with silicone cables being the most popular option.

It’s extremely important that you invest in high-quality cables, especially when dealing with high heat.

What are Silicone Cables?

Silicone cables use silicone, which has a molecular structure resistant to very high temperatures.

It’s also very flexible, which makes these cables easily bendable.

Their reticulated molecular structure keeps them intact, and therefore, the supply runs constantly.

Due to silicone’s high heat resistance, it doesn’t get brittle or inflexible.

High-temperature silicone cables are not just heat-resistant but also resistant to acids, oils, oxidants, and other such corrosive elements.

This makes them incredibly useful in applications where such elements may accidentally come in contact with the wiring.

Construction

The construction of high-temperature silicone cables isn’t very different from the typical electrical cables.

These are the main parts of the cable (there may be more layers in some types):

Conductor

The conductor is usually tinned copper, often stranded.

The class of the copper may vary by each cable standard/type.

That comes down to the application you’re using them for ultimately.

The round strand silicone cables are mostly used in the rail industry.

Insulation

The insulation is the key element in these cables as it’s made of silicone rubber.

The insulation’s job is to protect and separate the conductor, which silicone does very well, even under high-temperature conditions.

In a multicore cable, each core has its own silicone insulation.

The level of insulation varies and ultimately decides the quality of the wire.

A high-quality silicone cable would have sufficient insulation to thoroughly protect the conductor from outside elements.

Rubber silicone is also resistant to pollutants, which is why these cables are also very long-lasting.

It also maintains its hydrophobicity even after washing.

Sheath

The outer sheath of the cables is also silicone, as this is the part that is dealing with the heat and other environmental factors directly. Since the sheath is also silicone, these cables are highly flexible.

The color of the sheath is typically red in silicone cables, which has come to become a standard in many industries.

However, the color can vary, and some companies even allow customers to choose the colors, so they can design their own cable color coding.

Heat Resistance

Heat resistance is perhaps the most important characteristic/feature of silicone cables.

In many applications, that’s perhaps the main reason why they are used in the first place.

Silicone cables can operate in temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius.

Although, most commonly, these cables have a range of -60 degrees to 180 degrees.

When talking about heat resistance, it’s important to make the distinction between heat resistance and fire or flame resistance.

While silicone cables are able to withstand three-digit temperatures, they may not necessarily be fireproof.

That said, it may be fire-resistant or fire-retardant if it has other elements for protection from fire.

Moreover, fire-resistant cables may have even higher temperature resistance, over 600 degrees.

This is because these cables may directly come in contact with flames.

It comes down to the application essentially, whether it requires simply heat resistant cables or fire-resistant cables.

The latter is used in power supply circuits and emergency equipment where the circuit integrity must be maintained at least for a few hours until the fire can be controlled.

Silicone rubber is very popular in fire-resistant cables because of its high heat resistance.

Characteristics

Cables of any kind also vary by their characteristics, which helps you choose the right option for the application in question.

Silicone cables come in all sizes and shapes to meet the varying demands of systems and industries that use them.

Here are the common characteristics:

Voltage Range

The voltage range of silicone cables is 1.1 kV, 3.3-4.2 kV, 6.6-7.2 kV, and 13.8-15.0 kV.

As you can see, there are both smaller and bigger options, depending on where you want to use them.

Bending Radius

The bending radius of a cable basically tells how flexible it is, and silicone cables are inherently highly flexible.

Nevertheless, their bending radius may vary, so this is an important consideration, especially if you’ll need to bend them a lot.

The bending radius is expressed as the diameter of the cable.

In silicone cables, it can be up to 15 times that of the diameter of the cables, which is a pretty low bending angle.

Single and Multicore

Silicone cables also come in single and multicore settings, much like any other kind of cable.

Again, it depends on the application as to which type is more suitable.

Multicore cables are mostly used for high voltage, industrial use.

Standards and Certifications

One of the most important factors when choosing any kind of cable is the standard.

International bodies exist throughout the world that have standardized cable types and constructions to ensure the safety and integrity of the infrastructure they are used in.

Standards also make it easy for the end consumer to find exactly the type of cable they need, as standards also specify the purpose of the cable.

High-temperature silicone cables have their own unique standards.

You can find their standards in the framework of most international and regional bodies.

Here are the common standards for silicone cables:

  • British Standard Institution (BS)
  • International Technochemial Commission (ICE)
  • European Norm (EN)
  • Deutsche Institut for Normung (DIS)

Other than standards, cables should also meet regulatory compliances.

Many countries and regions have laws and regulations in place to ensure the safety and health of people.

Cables certified meeting those safety compliance standards are safer and reliable.

For silicone cables, you’ll commonly see CE and ROHS compliance regulatory compliance certification, which is a European standard but is used globally.

Some examples of commonly used silicone cables and their standards:

IEC Standards: IEC 60245-3, IEC 660332-1-2, IEC

BS Standards: BS EN 50525-2-41, BS EN 60332-1-2, BS EN 60811-1-1, BS EN 5099, BS EN 60228

Applications

There are many different kinds of applications for heat-resistant silicone cables.

Some of the common industries that use such cables include:

  • Steel and metal industries
  • Foundries
  • Coke oven plants
  • Medical industry
  • Food industry
  • Hot-rolling mills
  • Ceramic industry
  • Electronic motor engineering

In addition to industrial use, silicone cables are also found in consumer products and domestic use.

These applications may include:

  • Electrical equipment
  • Heating appliances
  • Saunas
  • Oil burners
  • Bakeries
  • Coolers and air conditioners

If you notice, these cables are also popular for applications that don’t necessarily involve high temperatures, rather they have very low temperatures.

This is because silicone’s temperature resistance works both ways.

While it can withstand heat, it can also stay flexible in low temperatures, as low as -60 degrees.

In such cases, it doesn’t get hard or lose its structural integrity.

Benefits

The benefits of silicone are beyond its heat resistance, but that’s obviously its main attraction.

  • High-heat Resistance: Silicone is an extremely heat-resistant material that can stay intact and not melt even in temperatures upwards of 100 degrees. This is why it’s popular for industries that typically operate in very high temperatures.
  • Low-temperature Operation: Similar to high temperatures, silicone can also withstand frigid conditions. This pairs well with its bendability as it doesn’t get loose its flexibility in cold climatic conditions.
  • Halogen-Free: Silicone cables are normally halogen-free, which is important for safety reasons. In case of a fire, the cable doesn’t emit any harmful gases.
  • Mechanical Pressure: Not all silicone cables are designed for bearing high mechanical pressures, but silicone rubber insulation and sheath, in general, is good under pressure. It can easily withstand a lot of weight and also resist abrasion.
  • Flexible: Silicone cables can also be used in applications where they need to be flexible and bendable. Silicone is an elastic material, and the conductor in these cables is typically stranded– this type of construction results in a higher bending radius.

Conclusion

High-heat silicone cables have many advantages for both high and low-temperature applications.

Not just temperatures, they are also resistant to acids, oxidants, and other harmful pollutants.

These cables ensure the safety of the system and prove cost-effective by preventing damage.

Always makes sure to buy certified cables that follow the set standards.

You should first figure out the application-specific needs and then choose the standard/cable type.

If you’re using it in a setting that’s susceptible to fires, make sure to choose a fire-resistant cable, not just heat-resistant.

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