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Metal drawn out into the form of a thin flexible thread or rod.
1/0 and bigger in diameter (about the size of the average pinky finger) with a thin insulated covering, e.g., T90. Copper conductor must be free of tin plating.
BX Wire or armored cable is usually 3-4 copper conductors with a bare copper conductor for ground. It has a protective aluminium casing on the outside. 14awg-8awg are the most common sizes.
2 Low grade
#2 Low grade is insulated copper wire with a low copper recovery. Examples of low grade are as follows USB cables, RCA cables, speaker wire, power cords with the plug ends left on, computer ribbon cable, most car wiring harness’, telephone cords, s-video cables, HDMI cables, mouse and keyboard cords, ac adaptor cords and anything with a low copper content.
Lead cable is copper a conductor insulated with paper and than coated with lead shielding. Lead cable can come in the form of power cables (single large stranded copper conductor) or comm cable (dozens of pairs of individually insulated copper conductors).
#2 Tin plated wire
#2 Tin plated wire is a copper conductor plated with tin and wrapped in insulation. #2 tin wire varies in size and copper content.
Insulated aluminum wire
Widely used highly conductive wire made from Aluminum and insulated with a plastic cover.
Romex is usually 14awg-8awg. It has 1-4 insulated copper conductors and a bare copper conductor for ground. It also has an extra layer of plastic insulation surrounding the insulated copper conductors and bare ground. Romex also comes in aluminium though not very often.
Coaxial cable is most widely used for T.V. applications, e.g., connecting V.C.R to TV or satellite etc. or nowadays modem to computer. It is usually an insulated steel core with a copper flashing surrounded with a copper or aluminium braid with an extra layer of insulation. Coax is considered the lowest grade of wire. Video coax on the other hand has a copper core with a copper braid and is much better than regular coax.
Travelling cable is multiple individually insulated copper control cables usually 16awg-18awg housed in a second insulation with paper or fibre running through it. Travelling cable also has a steel cable down the centre.
Pyro has a single solid copper conductor with a powdery white insulation, wrapped by another layer of copper.
Spaghetti Wire is insulating tubing typically of varnished cloth or of plastic for covering bare wire or holding insulated wires together.
A cable that transmits information signals between geographically separated points. The heart of a communications cable is the transmission medium, which may be optical fibers, coaxial conductors, or twisted wire pairs. A mechanical structure protects the heart of the cable against handling forces and the external environment.
Mixed Elevator Cable
The most popular elevator design is the roped elevator. In roped elevators, the car is raised and lowered by traction steel ropes rather than pushed from below. These steel ropes are dubbed elevator cables