How many kinds of wire and cable conductors are there?

- Jun 05, 2020-

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Not only are there many types of wire and cable products, but their conductors are also divided into many types. 


The following are the 7 commonly used types:


Conductor, wire: a component in a cable that has a specific function of conducting current.


Solid conductor, practice conductor: a conductor made of a round wire or profile wire.


Single conductor: a conductor of single wire or multiple metal wires not covered with other metal layers.


Metal-plated conductors: solid conductors coated with thin layers of different metals or alloys.


Tinned conductor: a conductor plated with tin.


Metal-coated conductor: a conductor consisting of a metal as an internal component and metallurgical processing (welding) on which another metal is coated as an external component.


Concentric twisted round conductors: multiple single wires are twisted into one or more concentric layer twisted conductors in a spiral shape, usually adjacent layers are twisted in opposite directions.


Bundled conductor, bundled conductor: a conductor formed by multiple single wires spirally bundled in the same direction and at the same pitch.


Multi-stranded conductor: One or more layers of conductors (cores) formed by helically twisting several strands. Each strand in the conductor (core) can be concentrically stranded or bundled.


Hollow conductor: a conductor with a central channel.


Split conductor: a conductor consisting of stranded wires with a thin layer of insulation between each other.


Flat conductor: a conductor whose cross-sectional shape is nearly flat.


Flexible conductor: Stranded conductor composed of round wires with a sufficiently small diameter, suitable for flexible cables.


Tightening conductors: Stranded conductors that are compressed or stretched mechanically, or the shape and configuration of single wires are appropriately selected to reduce the stranding gap.


Concentric conductor: a conductor wrapped around one or more insulated cores.


Copper wire: a component consisting of a layer or layers of thin copper tape spirally wound on a fiber core, and then a conductor formed by twisting one or several components.



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