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3 Types of Bare Copper Wire

3 Types of Bare Copper Wire We’ve mentioned a few different types of bare copper wire, so let’s break them down a bit further. Soft and hard drawn wire vary in how they’re produced. Each uses a different method to pull solid copper into the shape of the wire, and soft drawn copper also applies…

4 Layers of DLO Cable

1. Copper Strands DLO stands for Diesel Locomotive cable and the thin copper strands help with the flexibility of the cable. DLO cable uses 24 AWG strands in all sizes from 14 AWG to 1111 MCM. Each AWG increase uses more strands until it reaches the necessary diameter of the gauge in question. DLO cable is much…

Hooking Up A Welder With Welding Cable

When hooking up a welder with welding cable, you must first understand how the equipment works. This will help you avoid accidents and allow you to be able to produce better products. The welding cable is used to supply power to the secondary circuit of an electric welding generator. This circuit is used to control…

Three Types of Electrical Wire: THHN, UFB, and Romex Wire Revealed

There are many types of electrical wire available for consumers, however, it’s easy to get confused by the different types. The most common types of electrical wire are THHN, Romex, and UFB wire. However, in order to understand which electrical wire will do the best job for a specific project, it’s best to know the…

Indoor Outdoor and Underground Copper Electrical Wire

Electrical wire comes with all different types of insulation, but they all have the common denominator of copper or aluminum stranding. The insulation changes the expense of the wire or cable based on the environment you need to place it in. Indoor Wire and Cable THHN wire is the most common type of single conductor electrical wire.…

Why Romex Can’t be Used Outdoors

Romex© is a type or electrical wire used indoors only for a few reasons. We get this question a lot since it has THHN THWN wires inside it that are allowed to be used outdoors. Yes, THHN THWN wire can be used outdoors but not directly underground. Romex©, however, has a bare copper ground wire inside the cable that…

4 Types of Fire Alarm Cable

4 Types of Fire Alarm Cable When choosing the right cable for your application, you first need to understand and compare all of your options. Each type of cable is more suited for specific environments, and using the wrong one could be dangerous. 1. FPLR Cable FPLR is the cheapest of the bunch because it’s…

THHN Electrical Wiring For Your Home

THHN Electrical Wiring For Your Home Let’s go over some of the basic details of THHN wiring in your home. THHN is a wire coated in plastic that runs through conduits. It is used for general building purposes, such as residential and commercial wiring. It can operate in a location with a maximum temperature of 194°F or 90℃.…

THHN, THWN and THW Acronym Meanings

THHN, THWN and THW Acronym Meanings Years ago, you could buy THHN, THWN, THW, THHW or THWN-2 wires, each one made for a specific installation, but now we use multi-rated THHN/THWN-2 as a universal building wire. THHN, THWN and THW are all types of single-conductor electrical wire used in homes and buildings to deliver power. Previously,…

5 Types of Electrical Wire

5 Popular Types of Electrical Wire While there are many types of electrical wire, here are a few of the most common ones. 1. Indoor NMB cable or Romex® 12/2 cable NMB stands for non-metallic because it has a PVC jacket instead of a metal-clad jacket. It is a basic indoor electrical wire used to deliver power from…