Cables are of various types and varieties, with each designed to perform a specific function. The performance and the durability of the cables depend on the quality of its raw materials. Every cable has a distinguished construction, which differentiates it from others. Power cables and Control cables, which are often confused for one another, but do bear certain homogeneity. However, it is this difference that makes them stand unique amidst the crowd of cables.
Control cables as their name suggests, send signals to control the functioning of an equipment. Belonging to the family of instrumentation cables, these cables allow distribution of data or signals that have low voltage. Designed specifically for automation controls, these cables have a copper conductor, which is enveloped in galvanized steel braid. Usually used for regions that require less than one ampere, these cables can carry signals up to 40 volts. These cables usually bear a PVC insulation that protects them from impacts and harsh climatic conditions
Like Power cables, there are different types of Control cables, which are specifically designed to suit various automation and computer applications. Generally twisted in pairs, the Control cables possess a balanced shielding, that reduces interference. Often enveloped in a white external jacket, these cables have their specifications written in black, which provide excellent visibility.
Power cables are cables, which transfer both high energy and low energy from the source to the equipments. Specifically designed to best suit active and neutral environment, these cables bear a thick outer sheath compared to ordinary Control cables. The external sheath of the Power cables with its immense strength and protection enables the cables to transfer high volume of energy without any tension or strain. Unlike Control cables, Power cables often have a unique colour code system that distinguishes the high voltage carriers from their low voltage counterparts. Control cables offer superior resistance to interference, which makes them ideal for sending low voltage signals and power cables are equipped to transfer energy to those equipments which require a maximum of 4160 V for its functioning.