An electrical cable, also called a power cable, is an electrical unit that consists of multiple independent conductive wires. This cable provides connection and allows power stations, wired computer networks, televisions and telephones to work. There are many types of electrical cables that differ in configuration, size and performance. Below are some of the most widely used electrical cables.
Coaxial cable: A coaxial cable is specifically designed for use in applications requiring high quality, interference free, radio frequency signals. It has a woven copper shield that surrounds the insulating layer and is covered by an outermost plastic sheath. Hard line, leaky cable, RG/6, twin-axial, biaxial and semi-rigid are some types of coaxial cables available.
Ribbon cable: A ribbon cable, also called a multi-wire planar electrical cable or a flat twin cable, is made up of multiple insulated wires that run parallel to each other. The parallel wires allow the simultaneous transmission of multiple signals of data. The wires are commonly used to interconnect network devices. This cable can also connect the motherboard with other core central processing unit components.
Twisted Pair cable: A twisted pair cable is used for telephone cabling and wiring local area networks. This cable consists of numerous pairs of insulated copper wires which are twisted around each other. Each wire ranges from 0.4 to 0.8 mm in diameter. The greater the number of pairs, the higher the resistance of the cable to external noise and cross-talk. This cable is easy to install, flexible and inexpensive.
Shielded cable: This type of cable is made up of one or more insulated wires that are sealed together by an aluminum Mylar foil or woven braid shielding. This shielding prevents the cable from external radio and power frequency interference, which allows the signal transmission to proceed smoothly.
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