Technical Guide

Wire & Cable Construction

Anatomy of a Wire

Discover the definition of a wire, how it's made and in what applications it is used.


What is a Wire?

Anatomy of a Cable

Discover the different types of cable, how they're made and what applications they are used in.


Wire & Cable Selection

Choosing the right wire or cable for your application is the first step to a successful project.


Conductor

Even in the design of a simple single insulated wire, many factors must be considered when choosing a conductor.


Insulation & Jacket

One of the most important components of a wire is its insulation. Learn how to select a product which best meets the requirements of your application.


Shield & Armor

Learn about the wide variety of shielding and armor available to protect your wire and cable from damage.


Wire & Cable Properties

Electrical

Browse basic ampacity values, suggested ampacities and more.


Physical

Browse test procedures for flame retardancy, insulation durometer hardness and more.


Installation & Applications

Applications

Browse standard product options for a wide variety of typical applications.


Application & Selection Guide for Standard Product

Installation

Cable installation guidelines, pulling tensions and de-reeling procedures.


Industry Standards & Specifications

Industry Organizations

Listing of the wire and cable industry's most mentioned organizations and ratings.


Ratings Designations and Specs

A collection of the most commonly requested ratings, designations and specs.


Trademarks

Who makes that? Browse a collection of the industry's most recognized trademarks.


Registered Trademarks