What Is the Difference Between Flat Cables and Circular Cables?

It is believed that cables are circular, so there is no such thing as a flat cable. But in fact, the application of flat cables in daily life is very universal. People just don't know the existence of them. Now let's take a look at the difference between flat cables and orange circular cables!

1. The shape and appearance of flat cables and orange circular cables are different

First of all, a flat cable or ribbon cable is a flat wire formed by the combination of many wires. This kind of cable has low cost, light weight, strong toughness, and is easy to use in both large-scale equipment and small equipment. Flat cables have the characteristics of heat radiation, cold resistance, acid and alkali resistance. The most obvious difference between the flat cable and our orange circular cable is in the shape of the two. As the name suggests, the shape of the flat cable is flat, while the shape of the orange circular cable is round. This is the difference in appearance between the two. The internal structure of the two is also different. The cable filaments inside the flat cable are arranged in rows, while the orange circular cable fixes the cable filaments together to form a circular cable, and its conductor is a solid tightly bundled copper wire. It has the characteristics of polyvinyl chloride (XLPE) insulation. It also has orange sheath, and the rated voltage is 0.6/1kv. These orange circular cables meet the AS/NZS 5000.1 standard and have obtained SAA certificates related to copper and aluminum conductors.

2. The installation and application range of flat cables and orange circular cables are different

Flat cables are suitable for lifting equipment, cable tracks, trolleys, transmission machinery, elevators, cranes, tower cranes, telescopic machinery and other mobile electrical power transmission lines and control, lighting, and communication channels in special places. They can also be used to connect and install mobile mechanical parts in a closed indoor environment. Our company's orange circular cables are currently mainly used in local power distribution systems in Australia and New Zealand.