Electric cable

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Electric cables are used for the transmission of electrical power and information. For a Martian settlement the following requirements apply:

Insulation

Glass fabric made from fiberglass is an interesting material for cable insulation, for it meets all above-mentioned requirements. See also lunarp:In Situ Electrical Insulation.‎

Open Issues

  • What conductive material can be produced in-situ with the lowest effort?
  • Outdoor cables need special protection against static electricity. Preventive measures, shielding and protective circuits must be defined.


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