Electric cables and wires are electrical materials used for transmitting electric current.

A wire is an electrical material in the form of a flexible or rigid metal conductor that can transmit electric current. Wires are used to connect electrical devices, install sockets, connect lighting and other electrical systems.

Electric cables are complex constructions consisting of conductors, insulated coatings, and protective covers that are used for transmitting electric current over distance. Cables can have different numbers of conductors and types of insulation, depending on their intended use. Electric cables are used for transmitting electrical energy from a source to a receiver, as well as for transmitting signals from sensors and other electronic devices.