Guide to selecting Electrical Cable

by Pooja Late so cut

The electrical cable is important even if they are not editable. Every home needs them as much as you need food. The importance of quality cable cannot be overemphasized as they help in producing a better flow of electricity to your home and office. Electrical cables comprise of three different parts such as the sheath, insulator, and conductor. The conductor comprises of Silver, Copper, or Aluminum. Electricity flows from a point to another within the conductor. Insulation or insulator is a protection of conductor. High-tension cables for instances make use of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) insulation. The sheath is also a protective material in cables, which has the inner and outer sheath. Most people don’t know that there is the difference between wires and cable. A wire is a single strand of conductive material of copper or aluminum. The cable comprises of two or more braided, twisted wires running together along each other, which makes a cable.


Types of Electrical Cable and Wires

LT Power Cable: Low-Tension power cables comprises one or more electrical conductors, which are coupled together with a sheath and transfer electrical signals from a particular place to another. These cables are used mostly in overhead transmission. The flexible power cables are used in machinery or portable devices. The features of this kind of cable are their flexibility, less dielectric loss and fire resistance.

Copper Control Cable: In scenarios where there isn’t direct access to a device isn’t possible, copper control cable is the perfect option to take care of such situation. They are used in transmitting low voltage signals. Copper is a flexible and powerful conductor. The covering of copper control cable comes with a galvanized steel braid, which doesn’t have an effect on the conductor. With the use of this cable, you can be assured of a continued electricity flow. They are perfectly suited for overhead and underground wiring.



Fire Survival Cable: Fire Survival cable or fire resistant cable or fireproof cables are specifically manufactured with XLPE insulation. XLPE insulation provides these cables a capability to work under huge temperature without catching fire. The cable does not emit hazardous gasses and can stand for a longer period in excessive temperature.

Mining Cable: People that work in an industry are not safe; nevertheless, following the standards is important. Mining cables are mostly used in the mining industry to give an uninterrupted flow of electricity while ensuring the safety from electricity. These cables are used in power feeds, shuttle cars, drilling and underground applications. One distinctive feature of this cable is its ability to work under different temperature condition.

Flexible Multicore Cable: These are designed to work inside cable carriers over tight bending areas and physical stress areas. You can make use of this cable for electrical installation, cable panels, and much more. It is the ideal cable for the most portable device.

Author’s Bio

Esau Globe in this article gives a guideline to his ardent reader on some guide and types of electrical cables. He further looked at the multicore flexible cable, its applicable with its feature. 

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About Pooja Late Senior   so cut

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