What's the difference between cable and flex????

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by barry, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. barry

    barry New Member

  2. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    There all cables in essence.

    Flex is generally classed as a 'cable' in which the cross sectional area or each conductor is less that 4mm.

    Cable is basically anything else. :)
  3. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    Flexible Cable "A cable whose structure and materials make it suitable to be flexed while in service.

    Flexible cord "A flexible cable in which the cross-sectional area of each conducor does not exceed 4mm2"

    Quotes from IEE Regs.

    "Flex" is a shorthand term used in general use. Interesting that Regs are WIRING regs not cable and flex regs...:|


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