Product Overview

OPTIMAL WIRE SOLUTION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Get a complimentary sample As armed forces begin electrifying combat and transport vehicles to streamline maintenance and reduce carbon footprint, wire insulation must be durable enough to safeguard system reliability, functionality and safety at higher voltages. But, alternative insulation materials tend to degrade over time after exposure to harsh conditions. Adding extra insulation for more durability makes wire bundles bigger and heavier, which adds more weight to electric vehicles (EVs).

Gore solves these issues by offering an optimal wire solution that OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and program managers want and need for future vehicle electrification.

LONG-TERM DURABILITY & EWIS RELIABILITY

GORE High Performance Wires offer the best combination of superior mechanical strength and outstanding electrical reliability without adding size and weight. They meet higher mechanical and electrical durability levels for military wires operating in extreme environments than alternative materials. Our power wires are rigorously tested against stringent military standards, like ASTM D3032 and SAE AS4373™.

The proof is in our durable material that significantly reduces the risk of insulation damage and voltage breakdown over time in EWIS (electrical wire interconnection systems). We manufacture our rugged wires with low-permittivity material that guarantees higher PDIV/PDEV for improved electrical durability.

Chemically inert and non-flammable, they won’t ever degrade after coming in contact with harsh chemicals or humidity. Our high-strength wires even resist chafing, abrasion and cut-through over wide temperatures.

Material Comparison

Compare GORE High Performance Wires against other wiring materials to better understand critical attributes and overall performance.

Remember that current wiring solutions either contain polyimide or show limitations in physical and electrical properties. The yellow squares indicate good overall abrasion test results. But, the underlying polyimide is quickly exposed, which risks degradation, arc tracking and more. Any Improvements to these materials are likely to involve increasing wire size and weight.

Critical AttributesExtruded Fluoropolymer (XLETFE)PTFE/Polyimide CompositeGore Engineered Fluoropolymer (EFP)
Mechanical Durability
Electrical Durability
Long-Term Material Stability

 

Green = Acceptable/Good
Yellow = Concern/Uncertainty
Red = Unacceptable/Low Performance

Features & Benefits

Different from standard insulation materials, GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires offer unique features that provide long-term stability against challenging environmental factors and in-vehicle conditions, including:

  • temperature-resilient material
  • abrasion- and cut-through resistant material
  • chemically inert, non-flammable material
  • low-permittivity material
  • hydrophobic, non-hydrolyzing material

Our reliable power wires provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that meet future EV needs and requirements, like:

  • high-strength insulation resists chafing, abrasion and cut-through over temperatures
  • Repel hazardous chemicals and fire for increased safety and improved system performance
  • proven higher PDIV/PDEV and higher voltage breakdown for improved electrical durability
  • no material degradation over time guarantees longer product life
  • greater EWIS reliability, increased vehicle availability and reduced total costs
  • increased future-proofing with wires that can withstand higher voltage requirements

Get Samples or Buy

Why waste time and money adding more wire insulation that won’t last long and weighs down your EV? Choose GORE High Performance Wires to increase your vehicle readiness, ensure EWIS reliability, improve safety and reduce total costs. Request a sample to confirm the quality of our wires in your electric vehicle system, which is complimentary and available within a short lead time based on in-stock availability.

If you’re ready to order, contact one of our defense wire and cable distributors now. For available qualification test data or to discuss your specific EV system needs and requirements, contact us today.

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Recent News

Press Release

W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES TO PRESENT NEW MOSA PAPER AT GVSETS CONFERENCE

Posted August 11, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will present a new Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) technical paper at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Modernization Update (GVSETS) on Tuesday, August 15, in Novi, Mich.

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Visit Gore at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023

Stop by Booth 1023 and ask to see our demonstrations to watch how GORE® Cables and Materials perform reliably before and after installation and over time. We’re also eager to hear about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and talk with you about our solutions to ensure mission performance and aircrew protection for FARA, FLRAA and enduring fleet.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Expands High-Speed Data Transmission Capabilities

Posted April 18, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today its new Cat8 ethernet cable for use in aerospace and defense platforms. The new Cat8 ethernet cable allows for four times the high-speed data transmission previously possible.

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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES WINS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM BAE SYSTEMS

Posted April 11, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that last week it was one of 13 companies to win a “Partner 2 Win” Supplier of the Year award from BAE Systems for Gore’s high-performance cabling supporting countermeasure and electromagnetic defense solutions. In addition, Gore also received a Silver Supplier Award for best-in-class performance and contributions to supply chain success.

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