Building Wire and Cable and Flexible Metal Conduit
While the terms wire and cable are often used
interchangeably, wire is one electrical conductor and cable is a group
of wires (or conductors) encased in sheathing.
Building wire and cable is used in the construction of almost every
commercial, industrial, and residential property in the world. Most
commonly known as branch circuit wiring in homes and businesses, these
products carry electrical current to all power applications in a
building or dwelling.
Building wire and cable must be sized and installed correctly to keep electricity running. Categories include all types identified in the National Electrical Code® (NEC),
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), CSA Standards, Mexican Electrical Code,
and the Association Nacional de Normalización y Certificación del
Sector Eléctrico (ANCE) Standards, including:
- Armored cables
- Flexible metal conduit and liquidtight flexible metal conduit
- Metal-clad cables
- Nonmetallic sheathed cables
- Service entrance cables
- Thermoplastic and thermoset insulated wires and cables
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opportunities, and challenges.