Automotive Wire - GXL Wire - TXL Wire
In simple terms TXL insulation is thinner than GXL but holds the same properties and both are a stranded, single-conductor. TXL can help where space is an issue and GXL can hold up better during tough installs where a bit more tugging and pulling is involved.
Over the years our customers have told us they prefer GXL over TXL because most are doing rewiring projects and want something that will hold up a little better under tough jobs. After hearing our customers feedback, we started carrying all the most common striped colors, 157 colors in all for 16 GXL, 18 GXL and then 20 TXL to meet a lot of the CAN systems where computers send the same signals but with fewer wires.
About the GXL and TXL Wire we carry
We also carry the 14 most common solid colors in 12 GXL, 14 GXL, 16 TXL, 18 TXL and 22 TXL.
- TXL (thin wall cross-linked).
- GXL (a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation)
- 18 AWG wire is made of a 16/30 stranded bare copper conductor with a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation.
- Temperature rating of -51°C to +125°C.
- Rated to SAE J-1128, Ford (M1L-123A) and Chrysler (MS-8288) standards.
- AWG (AMERICAN WIRE GUGE) is the standard used for the diameter (gauge) of wire.
What is the difference between GXL and TXL
About the wire we sell. First, to answer the most frequently asked question. What is the difference between GXL and TXL. GXL and TXL refer to the insulation around the copper wire. TXL (thin wall cross-linked) is a stranded, single-conductor, copper wire with cross-linked polyethylene insulation. It has a temperature rating of -51°C to +125°C. This makes it great for high heat areas like engine compartments while also great in low temp areas.. It is rated to SAE J-1128, Ford (M1L-123A) and Chrysler (MS-8288) standards.
A little history on Harley Striped Wire Usage
From 1996-2006 Harley used up to 24 wires for handlebar switches. Then in 2007 that added 2 more for the clutch disconnect making it 26 wires. Again in 2008 some bikes needed 6 more wires for the electronic throttle so now you could be up to 33 wires on some models. Starting in 2011 on just a few bikes they changed to what they call the CAN system. By 2014 there could be as many as 33 wires for the handlebar switches
NOTE: We are not electrical engineers, nor are we automotive techs with years of experience. We just picked up some info on the way from making Harley harnesses and selling automotive wire and connectors.
Both TXL wire and GXL wire can be striped to meet rewiring needs
Striped wire allows you to make up your own harnesses and be able to identify each circuit by the color of the wire. Our GXL-18 18 gauge wire is an 18 awg wire made of a 16/30 stranded bare copper conductor with a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation.
All wire is pure stranded copper for flexibility with a wide range of colors and striped options. Make the job look professional and be able to identify up to 157 different circuits. All wire made in the US and meets all automobile and motorcycle specs.
The bare-copper wire conductor is wrapped with cross-linked polyethylene and allows for 50 volts
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