Polymers – Insulators


Engineering Studies – H4 Telecommunication Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic covers the properties and application of polymers in telecommunication.

Key Concepts

  • Applications of polymers as insulators
  • Properties of polymers used as insulators

Discussion Questions

  1. Describe the features of some polymer that make them suitable for insulation.
  2. Explain several functions of polymer insulation.
  3. Discuss the process of coating copper wire with insulation.
  4. What might be the property difference be between the outside cable coating and the inside copper strands coating?


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