To communicate inside a building, a sector or a region, a proper electrical layout is needed. Electrical cables make the transmission of electrical signals possible from one end to another. In this phenomenon, most of the times a cable is held within a black round and rigid covering. This covering protects the electricity to make any contact either with the environment or with the people. It is usually stamped to be as ‘’Electrical cable duct’’.
But if ducting provides a protection over the electrical cables then what are the duct cables? A Duct cable refers to a point which allows pulling and separation of the cables. It is the joint, a node which could be used to cut, remove or reroute a cable. Duct cables have the potential to get cut and to be adjusted properly according to the required length. Duct cables can be classified as follows: –
1) Retractable easy-strip duct cable
This type of cable duct contains easy-stripping options. It means that there is room for cutting and splitting the cable easily. It also gives the liberty of disposing of the over-length cable.
2) Stranded loose tube duct cable
Loose tube duct cables are designed for the applications involving both indoor/outdoor use. It has the potential of being used both in aerial and underground applications. The fiber inside the loose tube duct cable is properly protected due to its design. The fiber core, clad and the coating has enclosed everything within fairly rigid protective sleeves or tubes. A water resistant get surrounding the fiber protects the fiber from getting affected by moisture, humidity or from any high-temperature changes.
3) Flextube duct cable
Flextube duct cables design provides easier storage and faster installation. The cable diameter depends on the fibers in contains. It can contain fibers ranging from 288 to 864. The flextube duct cable is further divided into other types.
a. Mini Flextube
Mini Flextube cable is designed up to 864 fibers having a static cable bending radius of 10 into cable diameter.
b. Micro Flextube
Micro Flextube cable is designed ranging from 12 to 864 fibers having a static bending radius of 15 into cable diameter.