Alpha Wire has created a portfolio of high-performance cable for applications in the Wind Power market, including power distribution, control, and monitoring within the wind turbine. Alpha Wire's Wind Power offering gives designers a single source for a wide range of cabling for wind turbine nacelles. The majority of the cables in the portfolio meet UL Wind Turbine Tray Cable (WTTC) requirements.
Alpha Wire's portfolio for wind power includes:
Xtra-Guard 4 performance cable is designed to withstand the temperature extremes of the wind turbine environment. Its durable construction offers three times the low-temperature flexibility of ordinary PVC and provides resistance to oils, solvents, chemicals and fuels.
Xtra-Guard Flex Torsion cable withstands continuous flexing, including multiaxis torsional movements, making it useful for wind vanes and anemometers that experience random movement. And for actuators, automation networks, control circuits, sensors, pitch/yaw controls and power supply circuits.
Flexible Motor Supply cable has flexibility in an abrasion- and oil-resistant design for tight spaces in wind turbines for connecting ac drives, servo drives and variable-frequency drives.
Series M Flexible Control cables are used for stationary/cable tray and for light to moderate flexing applications. Cables come in 18 to 8 AWG with up to 65 conductors.
Series V VFD cable is designed for the needs of variable-frequency drives, combating the continuous dielectric stresses, with no degradation under heavy electrical load or voltage irregularities such as harmonics, corona discharges and power distortion.
Instrumentation cables are available in a wide range of configurations for monitoring and telemetry needs.