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What are solid and multi-stranded cables and they use?

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June 29, 2017 10:19AM

A given crosssection or diameter of the conductor can be obtained by a single strand wire or with many smaller diameter wires put together. For example a 4 sqmm wire can be one solid wire of 4sqmm or can comprise many smaller diameter wires twined together. A solid wire is more rigid whereas multistrand wire is flexible. A solid wire may not need a terminating lug, whereas a multistrand wire needs a terminal lug for termination / connection to a terminal block