What is meant by wire and cable?

Wire is a single electrical conductor, whereas a cable is a group of wires swathed in sheathing. The term cable originally referred to a nautical line of multiple ropes used to anchor ships, and in an electrical context, cables (like wires) are used to carry electrical currents.
A.

What is a DC in cable?

A DC connector (or DC plug, for one common type of connector) is an electrical connector for supplying direct current (DC) power. Compared to domestic AC power plugs and sockets, DC connectors have many more standard types that are not interchangeable.
  • What is a DC input?

    Usually an adapter is a device which is used to interface a DC operable device to an AC utility supply. Usually, small signal electronic gadgets like computers (both desktops and laptops), mobile phones, electronic trimmers etc require a much reduced DC input as compared to what is provided by the power grid.
  • What is a MC cable used for?

    A. Type MC cable can be used for service-entrance conductors, feeders and branch circuits in many applications. Section 330.10 of the National Electrical Code includes the general uses permitted for Type MC cable. Many other uses are permitted in other articles for specific applications.
  • What is an AC power outlet?

    AC power plugs and sockets are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building. Electrical plugs and sockets differ in voltage and current rating, shape, size and type of connectors.
B.

Can you use DC Wire for AC?

Stranded wire is good for both. However the single strand wire works better with DC and is rarely used with AC due to the skin effect of AC current. Stranded wires do not get affected by this phenomenon because of their high surface area and low ccross-sectional area.
  • What is the wire app?

    Wire is a cross-platform, encrypted instant messaging client created by Wire Swiss. It is available for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, macOS and Web browser clients. It uses the Internet to make voice and video calls; send text messages, files, images, videos, audio files and user drawings depending on the clients used.
  • What is an electric wire made of?

    copper
  • Can you use DC Wire for AC?

    Stranded wire is good for both. However the single strand wire works better with DC and is rarely used with AC due to the skin effect of AC current. Stranded wires do not get affected by this phenomenon because of their high surface area and low ccross-sectional area.
C.

What gauge wire to use for 12 volts?

Maximum current - amps - through a 12V circuit - related to size (AWG) and length of wire
American Wire Gauge (#AWG)
Length (feet)Maximum Current (amps)
25148
30126
40126
  • How big is 14 gauge wire?

    Wire Gauge vs. Diameter
    AWG gaugeConductor Diameter InchesOhms per 1000 ft.
    140.064102.5250
    150.057103.1840
    160.050804.0160
    170.045305.0640
  • How many amps is 10 gauge wire good for?

    Size and AMP Ratings
    NM, TW & UF WIRESER CABLE
    14 AWG - 15 AMPS8 AWG - 50 AMPS
    12 AWG - 20 AMPS6 AWG - 65 AMPS
    10 AWG - 30 AMPS4 AWG - 100 AMPS
    8 AWG - 40 AMPS2 AWG - 125 AMPS
  • How many amps can go through 18 gauge wire?

    Types of CordGauge Size RangeAmpacity of Current-Carrying Conductors (amperes)
    0 - 50 ft. (0 - 15.2 m)
    SJT - Service Junior Thermoplastic SJTOW - Service Junior Thermoplastic Oil Resistant Weather-resistant18 AWG10 Amps 7 Amps
    16 AWG13 Amps 10 Amps
    14 AWG18 Amps 15 Amps

Updated: 5th October 2018

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