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Electrical wiring

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Electrical wiring

Electrical wiring is not just to lay any cable you want. You need to know what appliance will be connected on the other end of the cable. Electrical cabling is also called conductors. You get a lot of different conductors like copper, aluminum, iron, gold and silver. Silver is your best conductor, but they don’t make cabling out of silver, because then the cable theft will be sky high and it is very expensive to use silver as an electrical conductor.

You get a lot of different cable sizes that can handle specific amperages’. They call a 1.5mm cable a 16 gage cable, and a 2.5mm cable a 14 gage cable. Then they call a 4mm cable a 12 gage cable and a 6mm cable a 10 gage cable. You also get a 16mm cable that is called a 6 gage cable and and a 25mm cable a 4 gage cable. There are a lot of different size cables for different needs.

Electrical wiring is not just to lay any cable you want. You need to know what appliance will be connected on the other end of the cable. Electrical cabling is also called conductors. You get a lot of different conductors like copper, aluminum, iron, gold and silver. Silver is your best conductor, but they don’t make cabling out of silver, because then the cable theft will be sky high and it is very expensive to use silver as an electrical conductor.

You get a lot of different cable sizes that can handle specific amperages’. They call a 1.5mm cable a 16 gage cable, and a 2.5mm cable a 14 gage cable. Then they call a 4mm cable a 12 gage cable and a 6mm cable a 10 gage cable. You also get a 16mm cable that is called a 6 gage cable and and a 25mm cable a 4 gage cable. There are a lot of different size cables for different needs.

Different max current draw per cable

• 16 gauge cable (1.291mm²) – 13A

• 14 gauge cable (1.628mm²) – 15A

• 12 gauge cable (2.052mm²) – 20A

• 10 gauge cable (2.588mm²) – 30A

• 8 gauge cable (3.264mm²) – 40A

• 6 gauge cable (4.115mm²) – 55A

• 4 gauge cable (5.189mm²) – 70A

• 3 gauge cable (5.827mm²) – 85A

• 2 gauge cable (6.543mm²) – 95A

Different max current draw per cable

• 16 gauge cable (1.291mm²) – 13A

• 14 gauge cable (1.628mm²) – 15A

• 12 gauge cable (2.052mm²) – 20A

• 10 gauge cable (2.588mm²) – 30A

• 8 gauge cable (3.264mm²) – 40A

• 6 gauge cable (4.115mm²) – 55A

• 4 gauge cable (5.189mm²) –  70A

• 3 gauge cable (5.827mm²) – 85A

• 2 gauge cable (6.543mm²) – 95A

If looking at cabling, you need to have the following in mind, like the voltage, current capacity, temperature rating and connectors or crimp wire size specs. All cabling needs to be SABS approved. There is a lot of different regulations for different cables. You can’t for example have the same regulations for a 3 core cable than a 4 or 5 core cable. The installation method for different cables are also not the same. The main thing is that you can’t just go and install any cable, just because it is an electrical conductor. You need to be sure what you are doing.

If you install an electrical cable, don’t install a just big enough cable to do the job, it just might go over its rating and the you only sits with a very expensive fuse.

We specialize in exemplary electrical wiring services, showcasing their expertise in the intricacies of commercial electrical systems. Whether engaged in new construction projects or renovations, our skilled team ensures the installation of efficient and reliable wiring infrastructure. We prioritize precision and attention to detail, adhering to industry standards and local electrical codes. Our proficiency extends to troubleshooting and addressing any wiring issues that may arise, providing comprehensive solutions to maintain a safe and functional electrical setup. With a commitment to quality workmanship, MHS Contractors stand out as trusted professionals in the field of electrical wiring, contributing significantly to the seamless and reliable operation of commercial spaces.

If looking at cabling, you need to have the following in mind, like the voltage, current capacity, temperature rating and connectors or crimp wire size specs. All cabling needs to be SABS approved. There is a lot of different regulations for different cables. You can’t for example have the same regulations for a 3 core cable than a 4 or 5 core cable. The installation method for different cables are also not the same. The main thing is that you can’t just go and install any cable, just because it is an electrical conductor. You need to be sure what you are doing.

If you install an electrical cable, don’t install a just big enough cable to do the job, it just might go over its rating and the you only sits with a very expensive fuse.

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