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Advantages of conduit wiring | Disadvantages of conduit wiring

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of conduit wiring and its basics. It mentions benefits or advantages of conduit wiring and drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring.

What is conduit wiring?

Conduits are used to protect and provide route of electrical wiring in electrical system. These conduits are made of plastic, metal or fiber. It can be rigid or flexible. They are installed by following standard regulations.

For workshops and public buildings, conduit wiring is best and most desirable system of wiring. It provides protection and safety against fire.

Conduit Wiring

Types of conduits are as follows.
• Class A conduit : Thin layered steel sheet of low guage
• Class B conduit : Thick steel sheet of high gauge

Materials used in conduit wiring are as follows.
• GI (Galvanised Iron) wire
• Elbow
• Coupling
• VIR or PVC insulated cables
• Lock nut
• Clip
• Junction Box

Benefits or advantages of conduit wiring

Following are the benefits or advantages of conduit wiring:
➨Safe
➨Better appearance
➨No risk of fire
➨No risk of damage of cable insulation
➨Safe from humidity, smoke, steam etc.
➨No risk of shock
➨Long lasting

Drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring

Following are the drawbacks or disadvantages of conduit wiring:
➨Expensive
➨Installation is not easy
➨Not easily customizable
➨Hard to detect faults

Also refer advantages and disadvantages of PVC casing and capping wiring and concealed wiring.



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