Emergence of technology has generated a series of methodologies to conduct electrical operations. Paving way for better applications to replace the old applications. As per the Moore’s law, the advancement in applications design increases exponentially every eighteen months. To keep with the rapid pace, it is essential that all other components in the electrical field evolve with time.
Electrical Cables and its limitations
Electrical cables have been a great source for providing the interconnection necessary for building applications of various sizes. These electrical cables have definitely evolved with the passage of time, and have been classified into many different categories. It could be differentiated on the number of conductors, sizes, material, applications, and many other criterions.
Electrical cables applications are installed everywhere in our environment. It means that it should be able to deal with the severity of its installation point. Its efficiency should not be affected by its surroundings. Apart from many factors, which affect these electrical cables in multiple adverse ways. It all jot down to one major concern “ambient temperature”. The release of heat as the current flows through these electrical cables could certainly damage its conductor, insulation, cracks in the cable bend.
Silicone cables are the type of electrical cables that has the potential to be temperature resistant. Silicone cables are characterized by their high-temperature resistance up to + 250°C combined with permanent flexibility. Due to the reticulated molecular structure keep their original form even with temperature influence. Silicone cables are halogen-free. It is the silicone rubber sheathed cable can be installed where temperature ranges are widely variable. Like other cables in the range, it performs extremely well under fire conditions, being halogen-free and low in smoke, a flexible and durable cable, resistant to many chemicals and adverse climatic conditions.
Silicone Cables Types
These silicone cables are further divided into mainly two sub-categories. These electrical cables are being categorized on the basis of the number of conductors.
1. Single Core Silicone Cables
Single core silicone cables comprises of a solid copper conductor, insulated with silicone. It has a working range of 350 V to 500 V. It can easily bare a static temperature of -50 °C to +180°C.
2. Multi-Core Silicone Cables
Multi-core silicone cables comprises of oxygen free tinned annealed copper wire, insulated with multi-layers of silicone. It has good resistance to oils, gasoline and some acids. It can easily bare a static temperature of -10 °C to +150°C.