Underground Xlpe Insulated Pvc Sheathed Cable 3 Core 3×4mm2
The Xlpe Insulated Pvc Sheathed Cable is used primarily for overhead and distribution line, or to supply 120/220V aerial service for tem service at construction sites, as a service drop (power pole to service entrance) as a secondary cable (Pole to Pole), or street lighting.
Physical and Electrical Characteristics
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Currently, copper (Cu) and aluminum (Al) are the main materials for XLPE conductors.
(1) Copper (Cu)
Copper (Cu) conductor has advanced electrical characteristics, processability and economic benefits. Therefore, they are used in most underground conductor materials. It is worth noting that the purity of electrolytic copper needs to reach 99.96%~99.86%.
(2) Aluminum (Al)
Since aluminum is about one-third lighter than copper, it is easier to handle. Its conductivity is about two-thirds of copper, but it is more economical. Due to these characteristics, Al is the most widely used material after copper.
Benefits of XLPE
Plastic insulation materials have the advantages of excellent insulation properties, easy wiring, connection and maintenance, so they are widely used in advanced countries. Due to the development of cross-linking technology, XLPE insulated cables can be applied to higher voltages. Recently, XLPE cables have completely replaced OF cables. The advantages of XLPE are its light weight, thermal characteristics, low wiring costs and low material costs.