Alpha Wire Extends Smaller Gauge Xtra‐Guard Cable Range

28th April 2009
News Release from: Alpha Wire International
Written by : ES Admin
Alpha Wire has announced that it is extending the Xtra‐Guard family of performance cables with the introduction of smaller, new 26 AWG (0.14 mm2) and 28 AWG (0.09 mm2) stranded conductors. Smaller gauge conductors help reduce the overall cable diameter, delivering improved flexibility, and increasing compatibility with today’s smaller connectors whilst maintaining the high performance and system reliability for which Xtra‐Guard is known.
The new small‐gauge cables are available with a variety of conductors and twisted pairs options. Shielding options include unshielded, foil, and Supra‐Shield foil and braid. Supra‐Shield is Alpha’s proprietary high‐performance shielding consisting of a trilaminate foil and tinned copper braid to achieve exceptional EMC performance.

“The Xtra‐Guard family is well known in the industry for its ruggedness and high performance in demanding applications,” says Harry Quinn, European director at Alpha Wire. “By extending the line to 26 and 28 gauge, we are giving our customers even more choice in meeting critical design and application requirements—and especially in applications where the need for smaller cables and increased flexibility doesn’t allow any compromise in performance.”

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