Basic Types of Wires Used in Electrical Installation

The process of Electrical Installation refers to the process of installing electrical equipment inside a structure or a building. Electrical wiring is basically an electrical installation involving cabling and related electrical devices like switches, outlets, conduits, wiring boards, and lighting fittings. When the wiring is complete, it forms a complete circuit of wires that link the electrical equipment in the building together to form a complete system. In simple terms, this wiring system includes both the main circuit of wires and the connections to the equipment.

There are different types of wiring like series wiring, patch wiring, ribbon wiring, and branch wiring. Each type has its own significance and uses. One can find many types of equipment connected with the wires in the wiring system. These equipments include computers, television sets, computer peripherals, sound systems, lighting equipments, air conditioners, refrigerators, water heaters, washers, dryers, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, and many more. However, these are just the basic equipments.

The main circuits are made up of multiple wires that link together to form a complete set of wires. Different types of wires are used in different electrical equipment in the wiring system. Some of the common types of wires are Plated Copper Wire, Copper Wire, Non-Plated Wire, Copper Shielded Wire, Non-Shielded Wire, Stainless Steel, Brass Shielded, Gold Shielded, Nickel Shielded, PVC Shielded, and many more.

Each one of these wires has their own uses in the entire wire system. In the case of copper cable, the use of this wire is limited to the connecting wires. Copper cable is a very durable and long lasting wire that are generally used for the connecting wires. Copper wire is also used in the circuit board that helps in providing the protection to the electronic equipments.

Copper Cable is a good conductor for the electricity as it does not lose its conductivity over time. Copper is also a strong metal that does not corrode in water, oil, or moisture. Even if it gets damaged, it can be easily restored. The wire can be corroded by moisture, rust, shock, heat, chemicals, electricity, etc. However, when a cable becomes damaged, it cannot work.

For better performance of the copper cable, the insulation is needed in between the wire. Copper can be coated with a layer of insulating material. This coating can be applied to make the cable more durable. The coating can be applied on both the external and the internal surfaces of the cable to provide better performance. The coating is also applied to the interior and the external surface of the cable to protect the cables from moisture and to avoid corrosion and other damaging elements. There are many other techniques to improve the performance of the wire such as stripping of insulation. However, this technique is not applicable in the case of copper.

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