Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Variable Frequency Drive Cables are rated to 2,000 V.

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October 8, 2009 - Classic Design VFD Cables with Beldfoil® plus TC Braid Shield are available in 14-2 AWG and feature oversized XLPE insulation, dual shielding, and 85% braid coverage for EMI protection. Aluminum/Mylar tape shield protects against RF noise. Symmetrical Design with Spiral Copper Tape Shield versions, offered in 1-4/0 AWG, feature spirally applied dual copper tape EMI/RFI shields. All 2,000 V, UL 1277 Type TC-ER cables feature black sunlight- and oil-resistant PVC jackets.

Belden, Inc.

2200 US Hwy. 27 S., Richmond, IN, 47375, USA

Original Press Release

Belden Adds 2000 Volt Variable Frequency Drive Cables to Existing Line of Classic and Symmetrical VFD Cable Designs

Press release date: October 5, 2009

RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 5 / / - Belden (NYSE:BDC), a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the industrial, enterprise, building management, broadcast, and security markets, announces the addition of new 2000 Volt VFD cable designs to its existing line of Variable Frequency AC motor drive cables. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) regulate the speed of a 3-phase AC electric motor by controlling the frequency and voltage of the power they deliver to the motor. These drives are becoming prevalent in a wide range of industrial applications since they offer multiple benefits, including the ability to save substantial amounts of energy during motor operation, making them an attractive and economical "green" solution.

The new 2000V VFD Cable designs added to Belden's line include:

- Classic Design VFD Cables, 14 to 2 AWG, with Beldfoil® plus TC Braid Shield. Similar to Belden's other classic VFD cables, this series of seven cables features oversized XLPE insulation to provide the lowest capacitance available in a VFD cable. Highly effective dual shielding provides the lowest resistance to ground path, which improves common mode current containment. The 85 percent braid coverage offers optimum EMI low frequency noise protection, while the 100 percent aluminum/Mylar tape shield offers RFI high frequency noise protection. Also included in the smooth, round cables are full-size, insulated green ground wires with a yellow stripe and drain wires for ease of installation and termination.

- Symmetrical Design, Large AWG (1 to 4/0), with Spiral Copper Tape Shield. Similar to Belden's other Symmetrical cables, this series of five cables combines the benefits of Belden's classic VFD cables with additional features for use on larger, more powerful AC motor drives. Highly effective shielding provides a low resistance ground path, which improves common mode current containment. Spirally applied dual copper tape shields provide 100 percent coverage, coupled with improved flexibility and EMI/RFI noise protection. Three symmetrical bare ground wires provide a balanced ground system to reduce the likelihood of premature motor bearing or motor insulation failure.

All of Belden's new 2000V UL 1277 Type TC-ER cables are UL rated for direct burial, feature black sunlight- and oil-resistant PVC jackets, and meet all applicable industry standards and specifications for VFD cables.

Belden Industrial Solutions

Belden also offers a comprehensive line of industrial solutions consisting of Hirschmann(TM) switches and active networking devices, Lumberg Automation(TM) connectivity, and Belden cables - all manufactured to provide 99.999% reliability for your standard industrial, extreme environment or mission-critical applications.

Belden is the only company to offer a Complete Industrial Solution for Ethernet applications. This matched end-to-end system offers its users maximum uptime and complete peace of mind - no matter the environment.

For more information about Belden VFD Cables for AC motor drive applications, request 2000V VFD Capabilities Flyer or New Product Bulletin #235. Contact Belden at P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit our Web site: belden.com/industrial.

About Belden

Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers' communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at www.belden.com.

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