Ethylene Propylene Diene MonomerEthylene Propylene Diene Monomer, EPDM Insulated/Jacketed Wire & Cable

Galaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) wires or cables. Galaxy can supply EPDM wires and cables, both stock and custom, in various AWG sizes, voltage ratings, compounds, shielding constructions, and conductor counts.

What is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer / EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, also referred to as EPDM, is a form of synthetic rubber insulation. The compound is created by chemically cross-linking the elastomer. EPDM offers great flexibility, durability and resistance to moisture. Because of that, EPDM performs well and is often used for high temperature applications (appliances wires, welding cables) and high voltage applications/medium voltage power cables. It can also be used as hook up wire or bulk cables.

Common Industries and Applications for EPDM Wire or Cable

Industries and applications for EDPM wire/cable include:

  • Lead Wire – UL 3340, UL 3374, UL 3399
  • Hook-up Wire and Bulk Cable – UL 3284, UL 3374, and CSA 1254 (18AWG to 4/0AWG only)
  • Appliance Wiring
  • Power Cables
  • Welding Cables
  • Direct Burial Cables

Common Industries and Applications for EPDM Wire or Cable

Industries and applications for EDPM wire/cable include:

  • Lead Wire, UL 3340, UL 3374, UL 3399
  • Hook-up Wire and Bulk Cable, UL 3284, UL 3374, and CSA 1254 (18AWG to 4/0AWG only)
  • Appliance Wiring
  • Power Cables
  • Welding Cables
  • Direct Burial Cables

Advantages and Disadvantages of EPDM Wire or Cable

Advantages include:

  • Can be used in high temperature industrial applications
  • Can be used as medium voltage leads for testing
  • Good as appliance wire for transformers and motors where high voltage is a requirement
  • Good resistance to moisture and UV
  • Flexible
  • Durable

Disadvantages include:

  • Does not have good resistance to applications where oil, kerosene, and gasoline are present

 

Technical Specifications EPDM can be used as either an insulation or jacket material.
Nominal Temperature Ratings Fire Resistance Chemical Resistance UV Resistance Durability Flexibility
-55°C to 125°C Poor Poor Excellent Good Excellent

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