What are the different types of conductor?

- Dec 20, 2017-

Conductors are divided into different classes , the flexibility of the conductor increases with the class number. 

These are as follows:

Cables for fixed installations: classes 1 and 2

The flexibles: classes 5 and 6

Solid Conductor (Class 1)

The conductor consists of single wire of plain or tinned annealed Copper and its cross-section is circular. Solid Aluminium conductor of sizes 1.5 mm2 , up to and including 16 mm2 is of circular cross-section. Sizes 25 mm2 and above may be either circular or shaped cross-section.

Stranded Circular Non-Compacted Conductors ( Class 2 )

The conductor consists of plain or tinned annealed Copper or plain Aluminium. The number of wires in the conductor are not less than the appropriate minimum number as specified in the standards.

Stranded Compacted Circular Conductors and Shaped Conductors (Class 2)

The conductor consists of plain or tinned annealed Copper or plain Aluminium. The number of wires in the conductor are not less than the appropriate minimum number as specified in the standards.

Flexible Conductors(Classes 5 and 6 )

Conductor consists of plain or tinned annealed Copper. The diameter of the wires in any conductor does not exceed the appropriate maximum value as given in the standards.

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