When it comes to electricity, it is clear that electrical cables are a huge part of its success. From powering our homes and businesses to providing us with entertainment and the internet–we rely on these wires in everyday life. But what’s actually behind the history of electrical cables? Where did they come from, how have they evolved, and what developments can we hope to see going forward?
Yifang Electric Group Inc. a large joint-stock hi-tech company founded in 2001. They specialize in cables and wires, which includes production, design, and sales. With the most advanced cable-making equipment, over 100 sets of fully-equipped testing equipment, and an international-level fire-resistant and fire-resistant cable laboratory. Keep reading as we explore electrical cables’ exciting past, present, and future!
The History of Electrical Cables
The story of cable and wire has been going on for hundreds of years:
Industrial Revolution. Rapid advancements in technology and machines changed the method of making various items, from textiles and fabrics to iron. Steam engines enabled miners to keep up with the industrial revolution’s constant demands for coal.
Michael Faraday. He was born in 1820. Faraday encountered electromagnetic conduction by playing around with a magnetic wire that carried current.
The Light Bulb. After testing over 3000 ideas, Thomas Edison filed the patent for his electric light bulb in 1879.
Power Lines. 1889 saw electricity transferred 14 miles to power light bulbs in Portland, Oregon—the first long-distance electricity transmission.
The Telegraph. Samuel Morse helped to invent the telegraph and transmitted its first signal in 1844. It was in 1861 that Western Union established itself as a national telegraph corporation by constructing the first transcontinental telephone line.
The Second Industrial Revolution. Between 1870 and 1914, all over the globe witnessed another flurry of innovation in steel manufacturing and long-distance transport by railroads. Electricity was more well-understood and utilized to increase production, communication, and many other things.
Telephone. The year 1876 was the first time Alexander Graham Bell secured patents for the telephone. He placed an order within a couple of days. Bell Telephone Company was founded in 1876. Bell Telephone Company was established in the year following.
Factory Electrification. The early 1900s saw electric power boost production and alter factory employees’ roles.
World War II. Manufacturing and communication demands were significantly increased, and Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable served as an OEM to satisfy the Allies’ requirements for cable and wire.
The Post-War Boom. The unemployment rate was at an all-time low, and Americans were eager to spend money and live their lives again. This led to a rise in television, radio, automobiles, home appliances, etc. Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable was equipped with cable and wire solutions.
Automobiles. Through mass production and the cheap Model T, Ford Motor Company provided car ownership for millions of Americans.
Factory Automation. Automated processes help keep costs low for consumers by reducing manufacturing costs and accelerating the replication speed. This was made possible thanks to modern wires and cables that can transmit power and data.
Lighting. Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable offers wiring and cable to meet the increasing need for lighting streets, television, film, theatres, and horticulture.
Medical Needs. Medical equipment, such as MRI defibrillators or ultrasound instruments, must comply with strict rules. The wiring that runs these devices must be safe and reliable for large quantities. Wire coatings and much more can be used in hospitals across the nation.
Modern Day. Cable and wire are used in the majority of our contemporary technological advancements. The wire makes internet connectivity, telecommunications microprocessors, quantum computing remote work, and more possible. Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable is proud to have contributed something essential to our history, present, and future.