Definition of multicore cable

Cables and cords are an important part of the electrical connection and transmission services. It is widely used in both residential and commercial or industrial usage. Generally, the cables used in wiring and electrical transmission come in two forms, single core and multicore cables. The difference between two needs some technical understanding. But before moving on with the differences it is important to understand what durable multicore cable is?

Multicore cables fall under the category of custom cables and are more complex in design, structure, and features as compared to the single core one. As the name suggests, multicore cable has multiple or many cores in it as compared to a typical and simple cable. It does not mean a cable with 2 or 3 cores in it. Generally, to qualify as a multi-core a cable must have at least 16 or more cores in it then only it is called as a multicore cable. So after understanding this let us see what a core is.

A core is a single element of a multicore wire which is bundled together by using a single cable and carries out several functions within the cable. The main functions include power, AV elements and data transmission within the single cable sheath. You can split the multicore cable at the end which will allow the connection of the cores to multiple elements for better transmissions and other functions.

Durable multicore cable is considered to be quite versatile and have multiple usages across different industries. They are also used for different applications and are custom built according to the custom requirements by cable designers. You can easily build a multicore cable from existing cables by twisting the cores to create a single cable even if the size of conductors varies for the cables. There is heavy cable jacketing in the multicore cable to protect it from damage and remove the effects of electromagnetic interference.