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Why are copper wires covered in rubber?

The electrical copper wires are coated in rubber or plastic to ensure that no current is diverted away from where it is intended to go. As rubber and plastics make very good i

What is the plastic clear cover on watch called?

The plastic clear cover on a watch is called a protective film. It is used to keep the glass face plate from getting scratches or getting damaged or cracked.   ADDED: The f

Why are electrical cables and wires always covered with rubber or plastic?

Answer The rubber or plastic serves as electrical insulation (because they are poor conductors). Without insulation, the electricity running in a bare cable would leap over i

Why are connecting wires covered in plastic?

The (plastic) or rubber or whatever is covering a wire acts as an insulator to keep the metal parts (the conductor) of the wire from touching each other (which would cause a s
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Why wires are covered with rubber?

It is because the rubber is an insulator.people don't get electric shocks that's why wires are covered with the rubber

Can you get an electrical shock if you touch a wire covered in plastic?

No, the covering on the wire is insulation. This insulation is used to isolate the wire from any grounding medium, this includes a person. It is not a good idea to go around t