What Is a Cable Sheath?

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A cable sheath wraps around the outside of a cable to hold and protect the conductors on the inside. Sheaths are used in cabling for electricity transmission, telecommunications, and other purposes. A variety of types are available to handle varying voltages and settings. These include heavy-duty sheathing for high voltage power lines as well as lightweight products to handle inside phone wiring for homes and other structures. Manufacturers of cables may produce their own sheathing or contract it out to another firm that specializes in insulation supplies.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Wisegeek , https://www.wisegeek.com/

Article Written By:  Mary McMahon

Original Article Posted on:  September 15, 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cable-sheath.htm



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