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TE Connectivity's Raychem INSTALITE Lightweight Braid

TE Connectivity’s (TE) introduces their new Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system that offers up to 50 percent weight savings over traditional copper braids. Made from a high-performance, nickel-plated copper alloy, the RoHS-compliant pull-on braid provides better low-frequency performance than plated fibers or microfilaments.

TE’s INSTALITE lightweight braid is available in 3mm to 20mm diameters and installs and performs as a traditional metal braid. The lightweight braid is flexible and makes is easy to handle, and uses existing installation and termination methods and equipment to make integration into current applications simpler. The INSTALITE lightweight braid is provided on a former to offer easy installation on variety of substrates.

Key Benefits:

  • Up to 50% lighter than the traditional braid resulting in substantial weight savings
  • INSTALITE lightweight braid provides an easy transition from traditional braid
  • Covers wide frequency range, has a better low-frequency performance than plated fibers or microfilaments and provides lighting protection
  • Uses existing termination tooling and processes


  • Military Harnesses
  • Commercial Aerospace
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Space
See also:
TE_Connectivity_Raychem_INSTALITE_Lightweight_Braid.pdf for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.
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