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Wire vs Cable | Difference between Wire and Cable

This page compares Wire vs Cable and mentions difference between Wire and Cable.


Specifications Wire Cable
Display Image wires cables
Definition A single and flexible strand or rod of metal which is cylindtrical in shape is known as wire. A group of insulated conductors (two or more) is known as cable.
Structure Wires are located in the cables. Cables cover the wires inside it which are running side by side and bonded or twisted or braided together.
Formation They are grouped as per gauge number and insulation type. They are formed as per number of wires and according to their guage.
Types stranded wire, solid wire twisted pair, multi-conductor cable, coaxial cable, fibre optics
Applications wire is used for electric connections, as jumpers in trouble-shooting. building wiring for power, long distance communication under the sea, used in electronic devices for power and signals, power transmission, cable TV transmission etc.


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