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Cable Terminologies

Cable Terminologies



Heavy Duty Cables : 

a) Letters used in Type Designations : 

A = Appearing as a first letter denotes Aluminium Conductor. 

Y = (PVC) Insulation or (PVC) Sheath depending on the position in which it appears.

2X = (Cross-linked Polyethylene) Insulation. 

W = Round Steel Wire Armouring. 

WW = Double Round Steel Wire Armouring.

F = Formed Steel Wire (Strip) Armouring. 

FF = Double Formed Steel Wire (Strip) Armouring. 

C = Metallic Screening (Usually of Copper). 

CE = Metallic Screening (usually of Copper) over each individual core. 

Gb = Holding Helix Tape (of Steel) 

Wa = Aluminium Round Wire & Aluminium Formed Wire (Strip) Fa Armouring 


b) Type Designations :

AYY Aluminium Conductor, Insulated, Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cables.

AYWY Aluminium Conductor, Insulated, Galvanised Round Steel Wire Armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cables. 

AYFY Aluminium Conductor, Insulated, Galvanised Flat Steel Wire (Strip) Armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cable.

AYCY Aluminium Conductor, Insulated, Metallic Screened and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cable. 

A2XCY Aluminium Conductor, TROPOTHEN-X Insulated, Metallic Screened and TROPODUR Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cable. 

AYCEFY Aluminium Conductor, Insulated, individual core metallic screened, Flat steel Wire (strip) Armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy duty Cable. 

A2XCEFY Aluminium Conductor Insulated, individual cores metallic screened, Flat Steel Wire (Strip) Armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Cable. 

NOTE : If the first letter A is dropped in the above designations (i.e. YY, YWY, YFY etc.) they will denote corresponding types with Copper Conductors. YWWGby…(Mining) Copper Conductor Insulated, double round wire armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Mining Cable. YFFGby…(Mining) Copper Conductor Insulated, double flat wire (strip) armoured and Outer Sheathed Heavy Duty Mining Cable.

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