Cable is wires and/or fibers contained in jacket
, either rubber or plastic. Cable is used in theater to connect lights, microphones, monitors, speakers, power
sources, dimmers, and well, everything. Cable comes in a variety of thicknesses, and should always be coiled loosely, not around one's arm or twisted. Cable is designated first by gauge
(square area of conductor
) and then by number of conductors. Thus the most common power cable in the theatre
is 12/3 [12 gauge, 3 conductor (hot, neutral, and ground)]. Microphone
cable (e.g. Belden 8412
) with XLR
connectors is usually 20g/2c+shield
" is by definition, a single conductor. A cable contains multiple wires. Technically the term "4/0 Feeder
Cable" is incorrect--it should be "feeder wires."
for more information about wire sizing.