Why the core of cable is spiral in shape

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sunguna, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. sunguna

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    In multi core cables, why the cores of the cable are in spiral shape instead of being straight.;)
     
  2. duffy

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    Are you thinking of coiled telephone handset cable?
     
  3. hgmjr

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    Among the reasons for stranding cables is the improvement in flexibility and the greater tolerance of the cable to flex without incurring damage to the cable's electrical integrity.

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