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What is the plastic or rubber coverings on wires called?

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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

Is silicone rubber or plastic?

Silicone is neither rubber nor plastic. Silicone is made from the element silicon and its properties are very much like rubber.

Is rubber harder than plastic?

plastic is harder than rubber

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

What are wires covered in?

The wire is covered in a rubberized plastic and it called Romex

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

Is plastic a better insulator then rubber shoes?

I think No, plastic is not a better insulator even compared to  rubber shoes...   Another Answer    Your question is a little like asking, "Is metal a better condu