Why is the cable hot?

In recent years, various types of electrical appliances often catch fire in our daily lives. Therefore, when using electrical appliances, the cables need to be protected. However, I don’t know if you find that the cable will heat up during operation. Is it a manifestation ofAerial Bundled Cable (ABC) HD 626 S1 Standardquality problems? Or is it a normal phenomenon of cable use? What is the cause of the cable heating during operation? How should we deal with the heating of cables?
If the cable becomes hot during operation, this does not mean that there is a problem with the cable quality, but the normal operation of the cable. As long as the cable passes a certain load current, it will definitely heat up, and as the load current increases, the surface temperature of the cable will be higher. Therefore, it is basically normal to control the surface temperature of the wire below 60 degrees.

The reasons for the cable heating during operation are as follows:
1. The cable conductor resistance does not meet the requirements, causing the cable to generate heat during operation.
2. Inappropriate cable selection, for example: the conductor cross section of the cable is too small, and overload occurs during operation. The heat dissipation and heat dissipation of the cable are unbalanced after long-term use, causing the cable to heat up.
3. When the cables are installed too densely, the ventilation and heat dissipation effect is not good. OrAerial Bundled Cable (ABC) SANS 1418 Standard is too close to other heat sources, which will affect the normal heat dissipation of the cable, and may also cause the cable to heat up.
4. The manufacturing process of the cable joint is not good and the crimping is not tight. If the contact resistance at the joint is too large, it will also cause the cable to heat up.

5. The insulation performance between the phases of the cable is not good, which leads to low insulation resistance and heat generation during operation.
6. Part of the sheath of the armored cable is damaged. After the water enters, it will slowly damage the insulation performance. As a result, the insulation resistance will gradually decrease, and it will also cause heat during the operation of the cable.
After the cable heats up, if the cause is not found, the fault should be eliminated in time, and the continuous power operation will continue. The insulation thermal breakdown phenomenon will occur, causing the cable to short circuit and trip between the phases, which may cause a serious fire.
So, how to deal with the heating of the cable? Since the cable heats up when there is current passing through it, we cannot cool the cable in cold water because this will cause water to enter the cable and affect the use of the cable. Therefore, when using the cable, we can only pay attention to the use time of the cable and distribute the power reasonably. The cables should be checked regularly to see if they are old or damaged. If this is the case, the cable should be replaced in time to avoid causing the cable to catch fire.