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Radix Wire

March 24, 2014 08:00 ET

Radix Wire's New High Voltage Motor Lead Wire Is First in North America

SilaVolt® Offers Rugged UL2556 Abrasion Resistance With a High Temperature Jacket Diameter That Is Up to 35% Smaller Than Similar Motor Lead Wire Products

EUCLID, OH--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - With the introduction of SilaVolt®, Radix Wire has expanded their product offerings into electric motor, generator, dry type transformer, load bank, and power inverters applications. Radix is the first North American manufacturer of UL Listed high voltage Class H (180°C) and Class N (200°C) motor lead wire. The product is available for most standard circuit sizes in both AWG and metric conductors.

"Radix Wire's new SilaVolt product provides the missing UL Class H and Class N motor lead wire from a US supplier," said Keith Nootbaar, Radix Wire president and CEO. "We provide both American standard and metric dimensioned product such that customers may easily transfer their demand from overseas suppliers."

SilaVolt's use of semi-conductive silicone insulation allows for a 22% to 35% smaller diameter, depending upon gauge size, as compared to other products carrying the same 6.9KVAC and 13.8 KVAC voltage rating. The treated synthetic outer braid insures a rugged and durable product for applications where vibration and mechanical wear is an issue. The braid material used on SilaVolt makes it ten times more resistant to abrasion than traditional fiberglass braided silicone and braidless silicone products per UL 2556. The braid is color coded for voltages 1.1kV, 3.3kV, 6.6kV, and 13.8kV for quick identification and treated to completely eliminate braid fray which is characteristic of braided products.

The complete insulation system is Low Smoke Zero Halogen and RoHS compliant. Find more information on SilaVolt at

About Radix Wire

Founded in 1944 and based near Cleveland in Euclid, Ohio, Radix is the leading manufacturer of UL, CSA and factory-rated electrical wire and cable for high temperature applications. The company's product portfolio consists of dozens of unique products with temperature ratings from 150°C to 1,000°C and voltage ratings from 300V to 40kV. Radix wire and cable products are used by original equipment manufacturers in a variety of consumer, commercial, and industrial products as well for MRO applications in a wide range of end-markets.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Patrick O'Hara
    Marketing Communications Associate
    Radix Wire
    26000 Lakeland Blvd.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44132-2647