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  • The Evolution of Cables and Wires
    03rd June 2023

    The Evolution of Cables and Wires

Cables and wires are omnipresent in today’s modern and connected world. But have you ever imagined where your wire came from? In this piece. We turn back the pages to history to understand the evolution of wires over the years.

In today’s world cables and wires are present everywhere making our connected and electrified way of life possible. Wires are flexible strands of metal that are used to transmit data and power over short or extremely long distances. They’ve come a long way since history and in this article let us explore its interesting journey till date.

– Around 250 years ago, people were curiously looking to improve everyday life and this led to the invention of machines, steam engines and factory lines. The first set of electrical wires invented were uninsulated and it soon became apparent that without some sort of insulating material the ability to pass large currents would be problematic.

– In the late 1800s and early 1900s, electricity became increasingly important for transmitting electrical power over long distances and also supplying power to homes and businesses. Around this time in the 1880’s, insulated wires came into existence and armored cables were introduced in 1906 with flexible sheathing and rubber insulated conductors. During this period, the use of electricity was better understood and was extended to areas of production, communication, and more.

– In the 1950’s latex and rubber insulation was replaced by Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and in 1970’s Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) materials enhanced the electrical and mechanical properties of insulation, making wires more resistant to heat, moisture, and other environmental factors.

– During the 19th century, advances in technology and manufacturing processes led to the development of modern wires and cables. Till the mid-20th century copper wire was the primary material used for electrical wiring, after which aluminum become more commonly used.

– Today, wires play a crucial role in modern life. From armored wires to fiber optic cables, wiring technology is used in everything from quantum computing, micro processing to telecommunications and beyond.

The construction of cabling and wiring systems has dramatically improved with the use of new materials in the manufacturing processes, thus allowing higher bandwidths, faster transmissions and more efficient power distribution.

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