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Differences:Armored Cable VS Unarmored Cable

According to different structures, power cables can be divided into armored cables and unarmored cables. The difference between armored cables and unarmored cables is mainly in the cable structure, usage, and representation method. Armored cables are generally used in directly buried situations. In daily life, unarmored cables are more widely used. Which is better, armored cables or unarmored cables? Let's take a look at the text together!

What are the differences between armored cables and non-armored cables ?

Armored cables differ from unarmored cables in four aspects: structure, types, the scope of application, and usage:

1. Different structure

Armored cables pass conductors of different materials through metal sleeves, which can be bent during use. Non-armored cables are made of multiple insulated conductors and insulating layers for power transmission.

2. Different types

Armored cables can be divided into three types of cables: steel tape armored cable and steel wire armored cable. Non-armored cables can be divided into flame-retardant rubber cables, power cables, communication cables, optical fiber cables, and others.

3. Different applications

Armored cable has a metal layer on the outside, it can be directly buried underground. Unarmored cables do not have a reinforcement layer and are therefore generally not used for direct burial in the ground.

4. Different usages

The mechanical protection layer of the armored cable can be superimposed on the cable of any structure to increase its strength and prevent the cable from being eroded. It is suitable for direct burial in rocky areas. Unarmored cables can be used in television, electronics, fiber optics, etc.

 Which is better, armored cable or unarmored cable ?

1. In terms of safety, armored cables will be better than armored cables. Armored cables are safer than unarmored ones, and their protection will be stronger. Armored cable has steel wire or steel tape as a protective layer to ensure that the cable is not easily affected by the outside world, such as damaged by some force.

2. In terms of price, armored cables are more expensive than those without armor, because armored cable production cost is more expensive, their market price is about 15% higher than unarmored.

Summary: The above is the introduction to the difference between armored cables and non-armored cables; Hope it can be helpful to you. If you want to know more about armored cables and non-armored cables, please contact us at any time

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