Spotlight On: PVC Hook Up Wires – UL 1007 Wire, UL 1015 Wire, and UL 1061 Wire

We are proud to announce some exciting additions to Allied’s YouTube channel. Our new “Spotlight” series features educational videos about some of our most popular wire and cable products. Each video is around one minute long and includes information on the construction, ratings, and usage of each wire. Be sure to watch the first three videos in our series, which highlight PVC hook up wire products: UL 1007 wire, UL 1015 wire, and UL 1061 wire. In this post, we’ll compare and contrast these three popular types of lead wire to give you a sneak peek!

*Click on the image to watch the YouTube playlist

UL 1007 wires, UL 1015 wires, and UL 1061 wires are UL rated Appliance Wiring Material (AWM wire). As the rating suggests, they are used for the internal wiring of appliances and electronics. They all feature PVC jackets which resist moisture, oil, ozone, solvents, and chemicals, and pass the UL horizontal flame test as well.

Although they share several similarities, there are important differences between the three types of hook up wire. UL 1007 wire is rated to 300 volts and 80°C and is recommended for applications requiring extended flex life or flexibility in low temperature environments. UL 1015 wire has thicker insulation than UL 1007 wire. As a result, it is rated to 600 volts and 105°C. The third type of wire, UL 1061 wire, is rated to 80°C and 300 volts, but it has the thinnest insulation of the three. This means that it is not as physically strong as the others. It is only recommended for applications where it will be protected from any physical harm.

These PVC Hook Up Wire products can be customized with Allied’s value-added services for easy handling, installation, and brand recognition. They can be cut and stripped, twisted, dyed, striped, or printed with custom lettering or logos.

For more information on UL 1007 Wire, UL 1015 Wire, and UL 1061 Wire, watch our videos on YouTube, or visit our online catalog. And be sure to keep an eye out for future installments of our “Spotlight” series.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at

One Response to Spotlight On: PVC Hook Up Wires – UL 1007 Wire, UL 1015 Wire, and UL 1061 Wire

  1. tim flynn says:

    good stuff

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