The differences and similarities of wires

Electrical faults are tricky issues to deal with as one wrong move can worsen the situation exponentially. Fortunately, our team is made up of the most accomplished electricians Staffordshire has to offer, ensuring we provide first class services to the entire area. No matter what the trouble is, we will go above and beyond to resolve it.

Since wires are a large part of the electrical industry, we have to know about all the different types in case one needs repairing or replacing. The UFB 12/2 is one such wire, with UFB standing for underground feeder. Its protection is great enough that it can be utilised beneath the ground without the need for other raceways, trays or conduits, thus the name. Due to the fact that they can provide more than the MC and NMB cables, their cost tends to be higher.

The Tray 12/2 wire is another direct burial model, just like the UFB. The difference here is that UFB’s are flat, meaning that every conductor lies next to one another. Trays on the other hand are round, with the wires being twisted together slightly and surrounded by a jacket. The applications of both cables differ a little, so it’s best to consult a professional before using them.

The PTLC 12/2 is another variety of cable, with the PTLC standing for Power Limited Tray Cable. What Power Limited means is that there are 300 volts present as opposed to 600. These kinds of electrical wires are typically used for electronic purposes instead of electrical ones. When compared to one another however, their characteristics aren’t all that dissimilar.

At Q-Energy, our knowledge on the various types of wires and cables in the industry is substantial. Knowing the ins and outs of each one is critical in our line of work, because certain variations function efficiently in particular situations and putting a wire or cable in the wrong place could potentially be disastrous. If your wires need attending to our team of electricians can be on hand to carry out the work.