There are new products cropping up in the market these days and it is hard to catch up with the latest trends, especially if you do not know how to handle the flood of information.

Know Your Product
First of all one must be aware of the different types of wires that are available in the market. It is not the metal that will be different, but the way the wires are put together that makes the difference. You can get the following kinds of stranding –

2.Concentric round
3.Compact concentric round
4.Compressed concentric round

While this may seem like general knowledge, it is important to know what your cable is made of before you start on your project. The interlocked armor cables come with stranded copper conductors that have a semi-conducting layer with EPR insulation. It comes with a shield that is made of a copper tape. The cable comes with fillers and a binder tape too. So much has been put into the armored cable because it is primarily designed for use in hazardous conditions.

Desired Applications
When you take a look at this cable, you will see that it is powerfully built and many industries prefer to use them. Of course, you can also use them for residential purposes as they can be installed anywhere from wet to dry locations. Recently these cables have found their way into banks, hospitals, entertainment buildings and casinos. The only hazardous environment these places are ever likely to encounter is a remote fire situation. Still, it is better to be prepared than sorry when it comes to electrical wiring.

A Few Modifications
The armored cable has a few advantages and one has to be aware of them before you can use them. You can do away with conduits while using an armored cable, but if you want, you can keep them. It is really your call and you have to be the judge of your electrical system. However, when there is no conduit, you can use fewer materials for installation which makes it a time and labor saving project.




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