EC: EcoPower HFFR Cables, Power Cords and Retractile Cables
Network Integration - wire, cable, cordsets, connectors - Northwire's EcoPower Halogen Free Flame Retardant (HFFR) Cables, Power Cords and Retractile Cables are the industry's first halogen free flame retardant products that are UL 62-rated 105 °C and CSA-recognized. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
EcoPower Halogen Free Flame Retardant (HFFR)Cables,Power Cords and Retractile Cables Eco-Friendly. Ultra-Powerful. Northwire's EcoPower Halogen Free Flame Retardant (HFFR) Cables, Power Cords and Retractile Cables are the industry's first halogen free flame retardant products that are UL 62-rated 105 °C and CSA-recognized. EcoPower products are innovative solutions that protect people and the environment from harmful emissions while exceeding your demanding requirements. EcoPower features an environmentally aligned jacket material, an alternative to PVC jacketing that delivers superior performance. Custom EcoPower products are guaranteed to perform with unparalleled durability and are available in five days or less with no minimum order quantity or length requirements. EcoPower HFFR Cables, Power Cords and Retractile Cables are ideal for medical devices, computer and consumer electronics, aerospace, marine/shipboard, transit and other applications where the protection of people and equipment from toxic and corrosive gas is critical.
Backed by Northwire's expertise, quality and service, EcoPower products are built to last. Offered in custom and private label designs, EcoPower is phthalate free, VW-1 and FT-2 rated for finished cable, oil and abrasion resistant. The products are temperature resistant from 50 degrees C to 105 degrees C and feature superior flexibility and resistance to kinks, mars and abrasion. Available in standard black and custom colors, EcoPower has a lower coefficient of friction for easier installation and exceptional visual and tactile aesthetics.
Northwire provides free design and prototyping services to facilitate the customer's pursuit of innovative solutions. Specialized staff members help customers navigate complex national and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements.
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