Low-Smoke Zero Halogen Cable

Alpha Wire knows LSZH Cable: Part 2 of Selecting the Right Cable can be a Life or Death Decision

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by Dave Watson

Alpha Wire's LSZH cable

Some notable features of the Alpha Wire LSZH cables include:

  • low smoke and reduced toxicity properties
  • tinned copper for reduced corrosion
  • stranded wire for flexibility
  • foil shielding for EMI protection and better signal strength
  • color-coded conductor insulation for ease of use

In addition, wires and cables are also available with no shielding for applications, which require the minimum diameter possible.

For the more technical aspects of these wires, full datasheets are available through the website, and as with many large manufacturers, samples can be requested for testing purposes.  In general, most of the cables are rated to work in temperatures from -20°C to 75°C along with a voltage rating of 300V.   Further information is available on each wire's characteristics such as capacitance, impedance, and inductance.

Along with LSZH cables, we offer other cable options and support through our website.  Brochures and catalogs are available as well as our Cable Design Center to help users choose the best option.  Additionally, all their cables are created to meet global environmental standards such as the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, the European Union's End-of-Life Vehicle Directive (ELV), the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, and California Proposition 65.

It’s crucial to choose the right cable for the right environment.  When it comes to poorly ventilated areas that humans may be occupying, choosing a halogen free cable can save lives.  Other than reducing the amount of toxins being released into the air if a fire breaks out, they can reduce the amount of smoke released by a cable.  Since dense smoke, impairs visibility and often the ability so safely leave the area of concern, you can say that LSZH cables save lives when it comes to extreme situations.


Try our LSZH heat-shrink tubing!  FIT-221L

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