fibers excel in
low current circuits where weight and strength are critical.
Compared to metal wires, ARACON
fibers effectively replace
a portion of the metal with aramid. The aramid contributes
strength but increases resistance. Depending on design
requirements, resistance can be decreased by shifting to a slightly
larger ARACON conductor while still
retaining weight and strength benefits. Advantages of ARACON
fibers as conductors include:
KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
The break strength of ARACON conductors
is nearly three
times that of copper.
The flexibility and strength of the KEVLAR®
core means that
conductors of ARACON
fibers will hold up in high-vibration, high-stress applications.
reliability: Crimping tests with 22D contacts confirmed
can be crimped with standard tools and contacts. There was no
hardening of the crimped clad fibers as is normally seen with crimped
copper. Conductors of ARACON
did not pull or break at the interface like copper.