In the case of household wiring, the conductor itself is usually copper or aluminum (or copper-sheathed aluminum) and is either a solid metal conductor or stranded wire. Most wires in a home are insulated, meaning they are wrapped in a nonconductive plastic coating.
Which wire is commonly used?
Wire Materials: The most common material for electrical wire is copper and aluminum, these are not the best conductors however they are abundant and low cost. Gold is also used in applications because it is corrosion resistant.
What are different types of wires?
Types of Wires - There are several essential types of wire that one must know for understanding their place of usage.Triplex wires.Main feeder wires.Panel feed wires.Non-metallic sheathed wires.Single strand wires.
What Colour is common wire?
brown wire The faceplate of a single, one-way switch has two terminals: L1 is the terminal to which the neutral core wire is attached - the blue wire (traditionally black, before the change). COM or Common is the terminal to which the live core wire is attached - this is the brown wire (formerly red).
What is the minimum size of wire for power circuit wiring?
As per Indian Electricity (IE) rules, The minimum permissible size of wire for the lighting circuit is 1 sq. mm for copper cable. The minimum permissible size of wire for the lighting circuit is 1.5 sq.
Is red wire live or neutral?
Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert The live Red becomes Brown. The Neutral Black becomes Blue. The Earth wires continue to be Green and yellow.
Which wire is the neutral?
white wire The white wire is the neutral wire, which takes any unused electricity and current and sends them back to the breaker panel. The plain (or it can sometimes be green) wire is the ground wire, which will take electricity back to the breaker panel, then outside to a rod thats buried in the ground.