Q-Tran found that standard low voltage wire didn’t work in direct burial applications because the wire could not be completely sealed. Additionally, Q-Tran discovered that standard LV wire is only rated to 60c (most lighting fixtures and transformers operate over 60c, voiding the temperature rating of the wire) and that the wire is bare copper which can oxidize in certain environments. Finally, Q-Tran discovered that the black color of LV wire was very difficult to conceal when running the wire up the bark of a tree. Q-Tran’s Q-Wire solves all of these problems and more. Q-Wire has filled the valley between the conductors allowing the compression fitting to make a completely tight seal around the wire. The Q-Wire temperature rating is 90c vs. 60c, it has tin-coated bare copper which prevents the wire from oxidizing. The wire outer jacket is color coated, brown on one side, gray on the other, allowing the installer to match the bark of the tree, hiding the wire. Q-Tran Q-Wire is UF-B class 1 NEC- Chapter 3, therefore this wire is rated to be placed outdoor underground and inside single dwelling residential buildings.