The heating element is multi-strand resistance wire, braided with AMOX™ (AWO model) or fiberglass (AIO model) yarn and knitted into the serpentine shape to minimize thermal shock and tensile stress from expansion and contraction. The single wire configuration requires the lead wires to be located on each end of the Standard Insulated Mono-Tape™.
Standard means No Overbraid Cover
The Standard Insulated Tapes are constructed from a single, multi-strand element that is insulated with two braided layers of AMOX™ or fiberglass yarn. Without sufficient dielectric strength, these tapes should not be used on conductive surfaces. DO NOT USE ON METAL. Fiberglass tapes (AIO models) provide capability up to 900°F (482°C) and AMOX™ tapes (AWO models) to 1400°F (760°C).
Split Molded Plug Option (120V)
Standard Mono-Tapes™ do not include a power plug. 120V tapes may be ordered with the optional molded plug (-MP). No power plug option is available for 240V tapes. Commercially available connectors may be installed for the customer or sourced locally. Mono-Tapes™ do not utilize a grounding circuit and provide a two wire connection.
For Earth Ground Leakage protection a circuit protector (30ma GFCI) is recommended.