Which electric cable is best for house wiring

Which electric cable is best for house wiring

The best electric cable for house wiring is the most important topic for home wiring; wires and cables are divided into single core cables and multicore cables according to the distribution of electrical conductor structures. The main uses of a single core cable is that they are widely used in lighting equipment, power plugs, and central air conditioners in the home. Generally, single-core cables are relatively rigid and difficult to bend, but they are not easily oxidized during use and have a long service life. Single-core cables are more suitable for domestic and home applications, while multicore cables are more suitable for industrial applications.

The primary factor deciding your choice of cables is "Safety." As cables are the prime carrier of electricity throughout your house, you must ensure every aspect of safety regarding electrical wires. Electrical wires are designed to bear constant electric current, which should not lead to a fire in case of accidents/short circuits.

Here we are discussing the best electric wires for the house, but before then, let's highlight the best material for house wiring; the electrical wire is most commonly made from either copper or aluminum as these two materials are excellent conductors of electricity. The wire is insulated to protect you and your home from potential electrical hazards. The primary difference between a single core cable and a multicore cable is that a single core cable only uses one conductor wire. In contrast, a multicore cable uses multiple conductor wires. Single-core cables are better suited for domestic and home applications, while multicore cables are better equipped to handle industrial applications. While choosing material for the right single core, copper, silver, and aluminum wiring can all conduct electricity, why you should use copper electrical wiring when wiring a home for the first time or upgrading your existing wiring is that it conducts electricity better.

The best electrical cables mentioned in this content adhere to relevant regulatory permits and licenses, as well as conform with all applicable laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations of Nigeria government standards (ISO 9001/2000 and ISO 14001 SON SGS CE standard) and British standards to make sure our electrical are safe for use at home or offices, etc. .and our brands of wires and cable can be used for power supply and general wiring in a vast range of low voltage (LV), medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV). Looking for the best electrical supplier, contact Tikweld welding supplies and services.

See below the best Single core electric cables for house wiring;

1. Vecan Cable - 1.5mm Single Core (Copper)

The Vecan brand of electrical cable is well suited for house wiring like the Vecan Cable 1.5mm Single Core. There are other Vecan Cables of various Sizes and colors in our stock. GZ Industrial Supply also, have in Stock different brands of Cables like Cutix Cable, Nigerchine Cables etc. and other Electrical Supplies.

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Features of Our Vecan Cable - 1.5mm Single Core

  • It's a House Wiring Cable For Both Conduit and Surface .
  • Size : 1.5mm By 100m
  • Product Type : PVC Insulated Copper Cable
  • Color : Black

Application : Insulation in surface Mounted or Embedded Conduits or Trunking for Household Equipment and Industrial Machinery Electric Insulation .

2. Cutix Single core copper wire 16mm PVC insulated

These are house wiring cables both conduit and surface. They are insulated copper cables for low voltage connections for household electrical appliances. We produce different colours of different sizes of cables depending on the nature of the electrical appliances.

Different Colours are:

  1. Red
  2. Black
  3. Green
  4. Yellow
  5. Blue

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Features of Cutix Single Core Copper wire 16mm

The Cutix Single core copper wire 16mm PvC insulated flame retardant cables are fixed laid in the circuit with frequency 50Hz and voltage up to 0.6/1KV running from the main breaker panel or fuse box outlets to provide reliable, high-quality electrical current for your residential installations with our range of 100% pure copper wire from top brands like Nigerchin, Coleman, Kablemetal, Cutis, Doncaster, Prysmian etc you are sure of authentic products.

Learn more about pricing for single core electric cable;

Vecan cableColeman cableCutix cableNigerchin
Vecan 1mm single core copper wire = # 7800Coleman 1mm single core copper wire

=#9,200

Cutix 1mm single core copper wire= #11,000Nigerchin 1mm single core copper wire= #12,000
Vecan 1.5mm single core copper wire=#11,500Coleman 1.5mm single core copper wire

=#12,200

Cutix 1.5mm single core copper wire= #14,700Nigerchin 1.5mm single core copper wire= #15,700
Vecan 2.5mm single core copper wire- #18,500


Coleman 2.5mm single core copper wire- #20,500Cutix 2.5mm single core copper wire- #23,000Nigerchin 2.5mm single core copper wire- #24,000
Vecan 4mm single core copper wire- # 31,100


Coleman 4mm single core copper wire- #33,500Cutix 4.0mm single core copper wire- #35,200Nigerchin 4.0mm single core copper wire- #36,200
Vecan 6mm single core copper wire- #43,500


Coleman 6mm single core copper wire- #58,500Cutix 6.0mm single core copper wire- #50,500Nigerchin 6.0mm single core copper wire- #51,500
Vecan 10mm single core copper wire- #69,500


Coleman 10mm single core copper wire-#80,200Cutix 10mm single core copper wire - #83,000Nigerchin 10mm single core copper wire - #84,000
Vecan 16mm single core copper wire- #109,000


Coleman 16mm single core copper wire- #130,000Cutix 16mm single core copper wire- #135,000Nigerchin 16mm single core copper wire- #136,000

3. Coleman single core copper wire 10mm

The Coleman Single core copper wire 10mm PvC insulated flame retardant cables are fixed laid in the circuit with frequency 50Hz and voltage up to 0.6/1KV running from the main breaker panel or fuse box outlets to provide reliable, high-quality electrical current for your residential installations with our range of 100% pure copper wire from top brands like Nigerchin, Coleman, Kablemetal, Cutis, Doncaster, Prysmian etc you are sure of authentic products.

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4. Nigerchin single core copper wire 2.5mm

The Nigerchine Single core copper wire 2,5mm PVC insulated flame retardant cables are fixed laid in the circuit with frequency 50Hz and voltage up to 0.6/1KV running from the main breaker panel or fuse box outlets to provide reliable, high-quality electrical current for your residential installations with our range of 100% pure copper wire from top brands like Nigerchin, Coleman, Kablemetal, Cutis, Doncaster, Prysmian etc you are sure of authentic products.

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Differences between single-core cable and multi-core cable

  • The primary and most significant difference between a single-core cable and a multicore cable is that the former uses a single conductor wire while in contrast the latter uses multiple conductor wires.
  • Single-core cables are more suitable for domestic and home applications, while multicore cables are more suitable for industrial applications.
  • Compared to multicore cables, using single-core are less prone to high-stress areas, and temperature makes them a better choice for applications where resistance to high stress and temperature, Single-core cables have a larger diameter than multicore cables, as multiple wires will the diameter to some extent. You cannot connect large-diameter multicore cables as it is not feasible and practical to conjoin.
  • Skin effect is more relevant in a single-core cable than in a multicore cable.
  • One of the main differences between single and multicore cables is the structural strength of the cable. It's easier to pull a single wire than a bunch of wires, meaning that single-core cables are less structurally strong than multicore cables. Single-core is also usually available in a bigger diameter than multicore cables - multiple wires limit the diameter of the cable to an extent. Additionally, it's not feasible or practical to connect large-diameter multicore cables.
  • Multicore cable is costlier than single-core cable.
  • A single-core cable is much stronger, more durable, and has high electrical conductivity than a multicore cable.
  • The current capacity of a single-core cable is higher than a multicore cable.
  • As there is only a single conductor in a single core, there are fewer chances of short circuits and electrical damage than in a multicore cable.
  • Single-core cables are much easier to transport, layout, and install than multicore cables.
  • Multicore cables are less prone to mechanical stress than single-core cables.
  • A single outer sheathing only protects single-core cables, which have many layers of insulation sheathing, which makes single-cores more prone to damage than multicore cables.
  • The final difference is that multicore cable provides multiple applications in a single cable, which makes it easier for engineers to use for different purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you know if the cable is damaged?

If your connection keeps dropping or runs very slowly, there are chances that you have a damaged cable. If there is a tear on your cable, it can break down the internal wire connection and can cause a short circuit. If you find a bent cable, try straightening it with your hands.

2. How do I test a cable fault?

To find the location of the cable fault using the thumping method, a thumper is set to thump repeatedly and then walking along the cable route to hear the thumping sound. The higher the dc voltage applied, the louder will be the resulting thump. This method is useful for shorter cables.

3. What are the 3 main parts of a cable?

The main components are; conductors, insulation, and a protective jacket.

4. Why should I choose electric cable made of copper;

Because it conducts electricity better than other materials

5. What's the difference between single single-core cable and multicore electric cable

Single-core are best suitable for domestic and home applications, where s multicore cables are ideal for industrial applications.

6. What are the best brands of electric cables suitable for home wiring

Vecan cables, Cutix cable, Nigerchin, coleman

Conclusion

Every electrical installation requires new wiring that conforms to local building codes, so when you're installing new wiring, it's essential to choose the right suitable cable. The best electric cables have been explained in this content and the reason to use them such as Vecan, Cutix, Nigerchin and coleman. On the other hand, when you're installing old wiring in your home, identifying the type of cable can tell you a lot about the circuit the wiring belongs to. Wiring for modern homes is quite relatively, and most homes built after the mid-1960s have similar types of wiring. Contact our expert on the best electric cable for your need.

1st Nov 2022 Emiliana Chiaha

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