Cable Types

What is a cable?

A cable is an insulated wire or wires housed within a protective casing which is used to transmit electricity or telecommunication signals.

What metals are inside cables?

Cables can contain a number of different metals. The most common metal used is copper, but steel and aluminium are also used frequently. Both steel and aluminium have a lower conductivity than copper but are increasingly being used due to their lower cost. It can also depend on the environment in which they’re used, due to corrosion or rust risks. Less frequently gold and silver might be used in electric cables, although great for conductivity are also too costly for wide commercial usage.

Where are cables generally found?

Anything electrical will contain a cable to conduct the electrical current. As such there is a huge range of items which will contain electrical cables but typically you will find large amounts in computer monitors and TVs, inside everyday household electronics such as fridges and microwaves, extension cords and computer hard drives.

What are the different types of scrap cable?
  • Household Cable / VIR 40%
  • Single Cable 65%
  • Wiring Looms 55% (No Fuseboard / ECU)
  • Low Grade Cable / Armoured Cable 25%
  • Clean Pyro
  • Plastic Pyro

Other Cable Types

High Grade Cable, Tinned Cable, Tinned Copper Cable, ACSR Aluminium Cable, Lead Armoured Copper Cable, Data Cable, Coax Cable, Single Core Cable, Lead Copper Cable, PVC Pyro, Bright Cable, Industrial Cable, Greasy Cable, Brassy Wire Cable, CNE Cable (Copper & Aluminium), PVC Bright Cable, Bus Looms, SWA Bright Cable, SWA Tinned Cable, Greasy SWA Cable, Switch Bell Cable, Dry Poly Cable, Greasy Poly Cable, Greasy Self Support Cable, PVC Singles, Lead Cable, Lead & Aluminium Cable, Cotton Braided Cable, Fibre Optic Cable, Blown Fibre Optic Cable, Copper Cable.

Electrical Cable Recycling / WEEE Recycling
  • IT Equipment Recycling
  • Computer Recycling
  • Laptop Recycling
  • Monitor/LCD Recycling
  • Server Recycling
  • Hard Drive Recycling
  • Circuit Board Recycling
  • Office Equipment Recycling
  • Computer Spares Recycling
  • Secure Data Destruction
Cable Recycling for Commercial Businesses in the UK

Any business involved with cabling or the installation of electrical or IT equipment is likely to have lengths of unusable, leftover wires and cable that must be recycled under environmental legislation. We collect, purchase and recycle cables from businesses across Kent.

Best Scrap Cable Prices

We can recycle all quantities of cable and non-ferrous metals, collecting direct from industrial or commercial premises for large quantities. If you are looking for the best scrap cable price, let us take care of that for you.

Thanet Metal Recycling pay top prices for scrap cables.
Call us today on: 01843 867416 / Mob : 07594 866475
Different types of scrap metal

Further reading about Wire:
Wire – Wikipedia

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Cable Types

What is a cable?

A cable is an insulated wire or wires housed within a protective casing which is used to transmit electricity or telecommunication signals.

What metals are inside cables?

Cables can contain a number of different metals. The most common metal used is copper, but steel and aluminium are also used frequently. Both steel and aluminium have a lower conductivity than copper but are increasingly being used due to their lower cost. It can also depend on the environment in which they’re used, due to corrosion or rust risks. Less frequently gold and silver might be used in electric cables, although great for conductivity are also too costly for wide commercial usage.

Where are cables generally found?

Anything electrical will contain a cable to conduct the electrical current. As such there is a huge range of items which will contain electrical cables but typically you will find large amounts in computer monitors and TVs, inside everyday household electronics such as fridges and microwaves, extension cords and computer hard drives.

What are the different types of scrap cable?
  • Household Cable / VIR 40%
  • Single Cable 65%
  • Wiring Looms 55% (No Fuseboard / ECU)
  • Low Grade Cable / Armoured Cable 25%
  • Clean Pyro
  • Plastic Pyro

Other Cable Types

High Grade Cable, Tinned Cable, Tinned Copper Cable, ACSR Aluminium Cable, Lead Armoured Copper Cable, Data Cable, Coax Cable, Single Core Cable, Lead Copper Cable, PVC Pyro, Bright Cable, Industrial Cable, Greasy Cable, Brassy Wire Cable, CNE Cable (Copper & Aluminium), PVC Bright Cable, Bus Looms, SWA Bright Cable, SWA Tinned Cable, Greasy SWA Cable, Switch Bell Cable, Dry Poly Cable, Greasy Poly Cable, Greasy Self Support Cable, PVC Singles, Lead Cable, Lead & Aluminium Cable, Cotton Braided Cable, Fibre Optic Cable, Blown Fibre Optic Cable, Copper Cable.

Electrical Cable Recycling / WEEE Recycling
  • IT Equipment Recycling
  • Computer Recycling
  • Laptop Recycling
  • Monitor/LCD Recycling
  • Server Recycling
  • Hard Drive Recycling
  • Circuit Board Recycling
  • Office Equipment Recycling
  • Computer Spares Recycling
  • Secure Data Destruction
Cable Recycling for Commercial Businesses in the UK

Any business involved with cabling or the installation of electrical or IT equipment is likely to have lengths of unusable, leftover wires and cable that must be recycled under environmental legislation. We collect, purchase and recycle cables from businesses across Kent.

Best Scrap Cable Prices

We can recycle all quantities of cable and non-ferrous metals, collecting direct from industrial or commercial premises for large quantities. If you are looking for the best scrap cable prices, let us take care of that for you.

Thanet Metal Recycling pay top prices for scrap cables.
Call us today on: 01843 867416 / Mob : 07594 866475
Different types of scrap metal

Further reading about Wire:
Wire – Wikipedia

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