Cable FAQs:


Q: Is a cable two or more wires running side by side and bonded?

A: Yes, and twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly.

Q: Are cables used for bulk transmission of alternating and direct current power?

A: Yes, and especially using high-voltage cable.

Q: Is a cable a flat two-wire line?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cables intended to carry optical fibers?

A: Yes, and twisted pair/quad elements, coaxial cables or current-carrying electrical conductors under a common outer jacket.

Q: Is a cable an assembly consisting of one or more conductors with their own insulations and optional screens, individual covering , assembly protection and protective covering?

A: Yes, Electrical cables may be made more flexible by stranding the wires.

Q: Are cables used extensively in electronic devices for power and signal circuits?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cables used to connect two or more devices?

A: Yes, and enabling the transfer of electrical signals or power from one device to the other.

Q: Was a cable often insulated using cloth?

A: Yes, and rubber or paper.

Q: Are cables for directly powering an antenna or for powering tower-mounted electronics exclusively serving an antenna?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cables not communications cables and are not power limited?

A: Yes, and they are considered power cables and need to comply with clearance, separation, and other safety rules.

Q: Are cables used for a wide range of purposes?

A: Yes, and each must be tailored for that purpose.

Q: Are cables stranded to lower skin effects?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a cable encased for its entire length in foil or wire mesh?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a cable carrying power supply or control voltages?

A: Yes, and pollute them to such an extent as to cause equipment malfunction.

Q: Are cables extensively used in building wiring for lighting?

A: Yes, and power and control circuits permanently installed in buildings.

Q: Are cables done using machines similar to those used for manufacture of mechanical cables?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cables used to carry electric currents?

A: Yes.