Stranded Wire vs. Solid Wire

When creating a wire harness, there are specific considerations to keep in mind regarding the type of wire. To ensure appropriate wire selection, it’s important to factor in how much movement there will be, amperage and load applications, the necessary gauge of...

Shielded vs. Unshielded Cables

When the time comes for manufacturers of electrical products to select a cable to connect electrical components, the decision ultimately comes down to either a shielded or unshielded cable. Cost, flexibility, and protection against interference—dictated by the cable’s...

Discrete Wire vs. Multiconductor Wire

Wire can be categorized into two broad groups: discrete wire and multiconductor (MC) wire. A discrete wire—also known as a lead or hookup wire—is a single cable or wire conductor that terminates at one connector contact. Multiconductor wire is an umbrella term for...