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By F. Porges

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If it is made with nickel-plated conductors and a silicone-based varnish, it then becomes suitable for temperatures up to 200°C. Paper Paper-insulated cable was used for power distribution for nearly a century. It is too bulky to be used for the small cables of final circuits within buildings, or for most of the submains. The smallest practicable rating is 100A, and its chief use is for the Electricity Supply Company’s underground low-voltage and medium-voltage distribution. The conductor is either stranded copper or stranded aluminium, the latter becoming increasingly popular as its price advantage increases.

Electrically, this is all that is needed to make a device to carry electricity from one place to another, but if the cable is to survive in use, it must also withstand mechanical damage, and the insulation, which is enough to achieve electrical protection, is seldom strong enough to give adequate mechanical protection. Something further, therefore, has to be provided over the insulation, and it can either be made an integral part of the cable or provided by entirely separate means. For example, the steel armour of a Thermoplastic PVC cable, which has been described above, gives mechanical protection and is part of the structure of the cable.

The material used is normally galvanized steel. Flexible conduit is also made in a number of plastic materials. In some of these the flexibility is conferred by a corrugated structure, as in the case of metallic flexible conduit, and in others by the flexible properties of the material itself. Flexible conduit cannot be used as a protective conductor. This is obvious in the case of plastic flexible conduit which is made of non-conducting material, but it is so even in the case of metallic flexible conduit.

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