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Does anyone have a good link for types of cables you use?

I am from the UK, so all of our cable styles are different.

Its more the letters for the cable types.
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Table 19, Canadian Electrical Code. American, I dunno.
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Does anyone have a good link for types of cables you use?

I am from the UK, so all of our cable styles are different.

Its more the letters for the cable types.
Is a specific cable or a general cable listing is what you are looking for ?
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Hi,

I am happy with 14/2 etc, where I am looking for information is what the letters mean.

So I am making assumptions as followed

RW75 is 75 degree rubber wet conditions?
RA90 is aluminium sheathed, but what does the r then mean?

etc.
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You should be able to find pictures also...
https://www.google.com/search?client...al+cable+types
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Maybe the better question is "what cables are on the test?".
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Maybe the better question is "what cables are on the test?".
@99cents Do they have sample tests or reliable study materials in Canada for the OP to make a list from it & read up on them?
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Does anyone have a good link for types of cables you use?

I am from the UK, so all of our cable styles are different.

Its more the letters for the cable types.
Table D-1 in appendix D is another good one. It gives a description of the type of construction of wires.

All the tables in appendix D are helpful to pass the C of Q actually.
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@99cents Do they have sample tests or reliable study materials in Canada for the OP to make a list from it & read up on them?
All I know is that, if it survives my clumsiness as an electrician, it passes the test .
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One of the trip up points is the difference between wire / cable rating and conductor rating.

Simple example is a piece of romex (NMD90) Non-metallic, Dry 90*C compared to THHN which is Thermoplastic, High-Heat, Nylon.

One basically describes the conditions of installation / protection while the other describes the composition of the insulation.

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