Electrical applications have different designs, some designs run on low voltages while some run on high voltages. You probably know of some gadgets which require very low voltage in order to work. But, again we have huge and complex systems which devour large voltage powers. The size of a system load depicts the amount of voltage that can get it running. The type and size of cable used for a particular system depends on the nature of that system. Type P cable is one of our precious products at Nassau products section. It has a wide variety of breeds, where some are designed with three conductors, others four and five conductors. I am pleased to stipulate a detailed guide here for you so that you find why and which choice will favor you.

I want to begin by talking about the three conductor type P cable. This type P conductor is unarmored cable, designed of soft annealed stranded tinned copper. The softness of the copper conductor makes the cable very flexible and easier to work with even at installation. The copper cable is plated with tin to improve its qualities of high thermal performance, reduced rate of corrosiveness and ease for soldering. Copper is one conductor which is highly susceptible to corrosion therefore tinning is really vital in order to prevent the chemical reactions on its surface. This Type P three conductor cable is used in operations of between 600 to 1000 volts. It can withstand temperatures upto a maximum of 110 degree Celsius. The tin coat makes copper free from oxidization even at high temperatures. This cable is however unarmored.

With the four conductor Type P cable, we consider that this cable is made of stranded tinned copper according to IEEE 1580 table 11. These conductor strands are also soft and annealed thus providing the flexibility of the cable. With a level of flexible and annealing, the cable is usually easier to install and work with.

The five conductor Type P cable is also constructed from a copper conductor which is tinned, soft and annealed. This cable is designed with highly flexible strands and its features fit the marine environments. Tinning guarantees the conductor protection against highly corrosive elements and oxidizing agents. Tinning does more good than harm to a conductor since it improves even the conductivity and the conductor strength hence longevity in service. Besides, tin plating minimizes any wear and tear on the conductor which may inhibit efficiency in conduction.

Though some of these cables are unarmored, they have sturdy insulation systems. The flame retardant cross-linked polyolefin material serves as an insulation system for the three conductor cable. It's designed in tandem with the requirement of Type P of IEEE 1580 and Type X110 of UL. The color code for the jackets is black, white, red and green.Nassau electrical sell the sizes 1/0 and the larger sizes which are black but has Phase indicators imprinted on the jacket. The cross linked polyolefin is resistant to elements like the UV light and chemical substances. It has a long life span hence protects the conductors very well, it is also halogen free therefore free from emitting dangerous gaseous substances when exposed on fire.

With all the knowledge that you have so far garnered about the Type P conductor cable, the main question could be, where to apply it. Now, we have a dedication to direct you well and never intend to feed you with incorrect information. Honesty is part of service delivery. As we have seen, this cable has some sturdy features which make it appropriate for use in the harsh environments of offshore drilling systems and petroleum facilities. It is also use in the power transmission and distribution especially in the marine environments. You can as well apply these cables in wiring of equipments, in the control and the communication systems. It is can also be used the AC motor, in the transformer feeders, distribution feeders, light fixtures, remote motor control, lighting panels and for plugs or receptacles.

I now want to enumerate some of the physical and technical features of this cable. These features will help you to avoid unnecessary confusion during your shopping.

  • The cables have strands which make the extremely flexible, easier to install and more resistant to vibration compared to the MC,IEC or commercial cables.
  • It has lower dielectric constant and higher insulation resistance which lowers electrical losses
  • It has a sturdy and excellent resistance to moisture
  • In cases of fire, the non-chlorinated flame retardant system releases less toxic and less harming gasses

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