Orange circular cables are highly versatile and flexible and can work at varying temperatures also. Apart from this there are several other reasons why one must choose orange circular cable instead of other cables —
- The insulated cores present in multicore cable form the core assembly
- For the purpose of National or international identification the inner core is properly coded.
- These cables are 40% smaller as compared to other cables
- There are copper conductors present in the cable that allows them to be used in a small space or equipment without causing any damage.
- Fluid resistance and chemical resistance are better in these cables.
- In a single multicore cable, you can include data, signal, and power together.
- These cables are highly stable thermally, electrically and mechanically and they emit lesser smoke and maintain the temperature and oxygen at an optimum level during fire accidents.
Parts present in a orange circular cable —
There are 4 basic parts present in the core of the cable which are as follows —
- Conductor – this is the material present inside the cable in which there is a flow of electricity. It is made up of copper preferably or of aluminium or silver. The mostly pure copper conductor is used as they give high-end flexibility to the wires.
- Insulator – each of the core is further insulated which prevents the current from coming out of the wire. This protective layer is present over the conductor. It is generally present in the form of a colourful coating over the wire which acts as an insulation. It is usually made up of cross-linked polyethylene or XLPE or Polyvinyl chloride PVC. Usually, the PVC material is preferred.
- Earth – this is used for extra protection and insulation in orange circular cable for earthing purposes.
- Sheath – this is the final layer over all the cores and is also known as a jacket. It is for further protection of cables. There is an inner and outer sheath in a multicore cable which is made up of PVC and is quite flexible. This sheath protects the wire from oil, toxic chemicals, and grease. The sheath can vary in cables of different types and sizes.