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What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?

Posted by Marc Piloian on March 23, 2021

Hello readers! Today, we will present information about the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire (tap here to read about the Advantages of Kapton insulated wire). After years of use in many different civilian and military platforms including the F-16, UH-60, AH-1, F-15, and F-18, serious safety issues began to appear. Once the Kapton wire was … Continue reading “What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?”

What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?

Posted by John Ashour on October 23, 2017

Until 2001, all F-16’s were manufactured with wiring harnesses that contained Kapton insulated wires.  In May 2001, Lockheed Martin asked the companies who were making F-16 wiring harnesses to replace Kapton insulated wires with TKT insulated wires.  Kapton is a DuPont tradename as is TKT.  TKT stands for Teflon/Kapton/Teflon.   Kapton is a light-weight insulation … Continue reading “What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?”

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