What is insulation?
The cable insulation is an important part of any cable. It is made of a non-conductive material that covers the wire. It is also known as electrical insulation.
The purpose of insulation is to separate the current from the rest of the cable, keeping it inside the wire and preventing it from entering the surrounding environment.
At the same time, the insulation protects the wire from the harsh conditions in the installation environment and ensures its proper operation.
Insulation can be made of different materials, depending on the wire’s target application.
But overall, plastic, rubber, and fluoropolymers are the most common types of wire insulation.