Aerospace Wire features low corrosive characteristics.

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Low fluoride SPEC 55 Wire and Cable offer optimal stripping and handling properties and are compatible with automated stripping and termination machinery. Cross-linking makes products non-melting insulation systems with operating range of 150-200°C. RoHS-compliant wire and cable can be used in satellites, missiles, and aircraft applications as well as test and measurement equipment and other sensitive electronic equipment.



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Tyco Electronics Introduces Low Fluoride Aerospace Wire



HARRISBURG, Pa - May 10, 2006 - Tyco Electronics recently introduced RAYCHEM brand SPEC 55 low fluoride aerospace wire and cable. This new product is a breakthrough for aerospace electronics designers since previously; low fluoride XL-ETFE wire was not available to the industry. Minimizing fluoride levels in aerospace wire is very important since fluoride may evaporate from traditional XL-ETFE wire insulations, combine with moisture, and result in a corrosive substance. Corrosion in the proximity of wire, cable, and electronics does not bode well for reliability, long life, or performance of sensitive aerospace electronics. In addition to satellites, missiles, and aircraft applications, SPEC 55 low fluoride wire and cable can be used in test and measurement equipment and other sensitive electronic equipment. There is also significant benefit to assemblies that are stored in sealed bags for long periods of time.

SPEC 55 low fluoride wires and cable have demonstrated low corrosive characteristics similar to polytetrafluoroethelene (PTFE). This represents an improvement of up to 60 times compared to standard mil-spec XL-ETFE wiring insulation material currently being used. Additionally, cross-linking makes SPEC 55 low fluoride wire a non-melting insulation system with an operating range of 150 - 200 degrees C.

SPEC 55 low fluoride wires and cable have excellent stripping and handling properties and are compatible with current automated stripping and termination machinery. A thin-wall provides size and weight savings. Designers may specify any current SPEC 55 wire or cable configuration with the new low fluoride insulation.

This product is RoHS compliant.

For more information on RAYCHEM SPEC 55 Low Fluoride Wire and Cable, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 1-800-522-6752 or send an e-mail to newproducts@tycoelectronics.com

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com

RAYCHEM, SPEC 55 and TYCO are trademarks.
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