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What is the definition of a steel wired armoured cable in electrical engineering?

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2014-11-26 08:14:22

Underground cables are 'armoured' in order to protect them

against mechanical damage. This armour takes either of two forms:

(1) steel tape, or (2) wire. Wire armour tends to be used on cables

with a larger diameter, as it makes them more flexible compared to

cables with tape armour.

In both cases, the armour is spiral-wound towards the outer part

of the cable along its length and is, itself, protected with a

hessian or plastic outer layer.

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