Type G-GC cables are reliable copper conductors specially designed for use in mining activities. Mining is tough and calls for a tough cables that can give the heavy duty performance needed and withstand the mining environment. Type G and Type G-GC are used for both light to medium duty mining applications not exceeding 2000v. They can also be used to supply electric current in mobile and portable electrical equipment. Its voltage rating is 2000 volts hence it can deliver large amounts of power. On this post I’ll highlight some features you should look out for when you Buy Type G-GC Cable. Nassau National Cable has a wide range of type G-GC cable for sale, feel free to skim through our resources and you’ll find one appropriate for the needs of your project.
The Design of Construction of Type GGC Cables
Type G mining cables are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions since mining areas are prone to crushing rocks, acids, chemicals and other numerous external forces that may cause damage to the cable. Therefore materials used in their designs are robust. The components of this cable are composed of conductor, ground conductors, an insulator and a cable jacket. Here are some properties you may consider before you buy Type GGC Cable Online:
The conductor is responsible for transmission of electric current in the cable. The Type GG Cable conductor is made of annealed bare copper wire. Copper has amazing electrical properties and durability. To enhance elasticity and flexibility the conductors are stranded together in rope lay in accordance with ASTM 1350. The stranding also enables the cable to transmit larger amounts of electric current. It comes in 8AWG size copper conductor which means it’s an 8 gauge wire.
The insulation used on type GGC cable is Ethylene Propylene (EPDM). This material is robust and is resistant to oils. It prevents direct contact with the live wire hence protects the user from shock and at the same time it protects the conductor from damage.
The cable jacket mainly protects the inner components of the cable from external forces which may cause damage to it. A robust thermoset compound which is Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) is used as the jacket. This material is resistant to oil, sunlight, water, flames and abrasive forces.
Types of Type GGC Cable
Generally, type GGC Cables are mainly used in mining applications that require ground checking. G-GC stands for “ground with ground check”. Its conductors are stranded and have a filler to improve flexural strength. However, there are various types of type GGC cables you can choose from whenever you want to buy type GGC cable. The variations are based on the structure, size and ampacity of the conductor. To see the types, click on Nassau National Cable Type GGC Cables.
Certifications of Type G-GC Cables
Certifications are a sure way to prove that the Type G and Type G-GC possess the qualities described above. It’s also a sure way of proving that the cable is safe. These cables are approved by;
- Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Approved
- National Electric Code (NEC)
- RoHS compliant
- Canadian Standards Association
- UL Listed
- CSA Flexible Cord
- ICEA standards
- Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection
- Three phase AC system where grounding is required.
- Power cable for mobile and portable electrical equipment.
- Power to oil rigs, shipyards and in marine set ups.
- AC and DC off-track mining equipment such as cutting drills, shuttle cars and loading machines.
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