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Comparison of overhead and underground transmission cables

June 9th, 2016 | 1 Comment | Posted in Others
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megaphone1Hello everybody, here’s the 2d part of A.N’s articles series about underground cables. Leave your impressions!

Electrical power is transmitted through either overhead power lines or underground cables. Each of the two types of cables has its benefits as well as pitfalls as well as places where it is commonly used.

Underground cables: types, advantages & disadvantages

June 2nd, 2016 | 10 Comments | Posted in Others
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One of our fellow member of the EE Community is willing to do a several-parts series of articles about underground cables. Let’s begin with the basics: type, benefits and drawbacks…

Underground cables are used for power applications where it is impractical, difficult, or dangerous to use the overhead lines. They are widely used in densely populated urban areas, in factories, and even to supply power from the overhead posts to the consumer premises.

Figure 1: Basic construction of underground cables | image:

Figure 1: Basic construction of an underground cable|image:


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