A wire is a single strand of metal, or multiple strands together in a single insulated sleeve. They send and receive telecommunications signals, bear mechanical loads and can transfer electricity. Wires are available in different sizes and types such as solid, single core, stranded, and braided.
Single core means that there is a single piece of metal wire, typically copper or aluminium, with insulation around it. The wire can be different gauges, as the size of the wire increases, the flexibility will generally decrease.
Wire and single core can refer to the same thing based on the usage of the term wire. If there is just a single strand, then the wire would be single core.
The following are the most common types of wires available, each can be used for different types of projects that are commercial, industrial, and even personal.
Single core wiring cables are best suited for fixed installations as well as internal wiring of certain types of devices. Depending on the size of the copper, the voltage and temperature range in which it can operate will be different.
A switchgear cable is an electrical cable used in switchgear systems that isolate electrical equipment. This is a general term, as it can refer to many different types of cables that can perform the job, such as the tri-rated cable. The switchgear system helps to protect the power system from load conditions that might be too high, as well as faults.
Tri-Rated cable, also known as panel cable, is a type of single core cable that is flame retardant and features high quality insulation. They are high temperature cables that can work in high heat environments continuously.