Which Are The Most Popular Automotive Cables Used?


Which Are The Most Popular Automotive Cables Used?

Every electronic device used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications requires cabling and cables. One segment of cables we will speak about in this blog is automotive cables, which are cables that connect various 12V electrical accessories in automobiles. These include automotive relays, fuse blocks, and switch panels. Depending upon the type of insulation materials used while manufacturing, these cables are categorized into cross-linked and PVC cables. And, there are many different types of automotive cables used in the automotive industry, which we can learn about in this blog.

First of all, let us take a look at a brief introduction into what PVC and cross-linked are. PVC is the term used for cables that have polyvinyl chloride insulation, and are heated and extruded through a die-on strand. And, cross-linked cables are those that are cross-linked under heat and pressure for better insulation properties, where the material is subjected to heat and pressure, and is extruded through the tube, such that the cables can withstand higher temperatures. Thus, whether PVC or cross-linked cables, every cable used in automobiles like cars, motorcycles, buses, etc. is capable of resisting heat, temperature, vibration, and chemicals. Listed below are some of the most popular types of automotive cables used.

TWP cables

These cables are rated in the temperature range of -40°C to 105°C, and are used in automotive applications that require cables with minimal weight and small diameters.

HDT cables

Designed for complex automotive applications that require protection from external threats, these cables are employed for surface wiring, and have a temperature range of 40°C to 80°C.

GPT cables

These are multi-stranded core cables with flexible insulation, making them perfect for tight spaces. They have a temperature range of -40°C to 80°C, and can easily resist chemicals, oils, and acids.

SXL cables

These cables are used in high-stress applications like industrial use vehicles as they can withstand high heat, aging, and abrasion. These cables have a temperature range of -51°C to 125°C.

GXL cables

These are thin-walled cables used in engine compartments that require high heat resistance and have tight spaces. These cables have a temperature range of -51°C to 125°C.

TXL cables

These cables have extra thin walls, which make them suitable for automotive applications that require minimal weight and size. These cables have a temperature range of -51°C to 125°C.

Motor cables

These cables have fine strands of conductor materials that can withstand high voltages and can resist oil, grease, solvents, water, and fungi. These cables have a temperature rating of 105°C and voltage rating of 600 volts.

Battery cables

As the name suggests, these cables are used to connect the battery to a car’s electrical system. They have a high cable gauge and are susceptible to corrosion.

Speaker cables

As the name itself says, these cables are used for speakers and other audio applications. However, they are made for low voltage use, and are not recommended for heavy load applications.

There are many other varieties of cables available used in automotive applications. But, the most popular ones have been covered above. You can get all of these and many other automotive cables and cable assemblies at Miracle Aerospace, one of the most reputed automotive and aircraft cable assembly manufacturers in India. Thus, for any kind of vehicle – cars, buses, trucks, or aircrafts – you can approach Miracle to get the finest DGAQA and MSQAA certified and approved cable assemblies.