The first power distribution system developed by Thomas Edison in 1882 in New York City used copper rods, wrapped in jute and placed in rigid pipes filled with a bituminous compound. Although vulcanized rubber had been patented by Charles Goodyear in 1844, it was not applied to cable insulation until the 1880s, when it was used for lighting circuits. Rubber-insulated cable was used for 11,000-volt circuits in 1897 installed for the Niagara Falls power project.

Mass-impregnated paper-insulated medium voltage cables were commercially practical by 1895. During World War II several varieties of synthetic rubber and polyethylene insulation were applied to cables.

Electra Cables has been manufacturing and supplying quality Power Cables to Australian industries and communities for over 40 years.

Electra Cables supplies a complete range of electrical cables, including Building Wires, Orange Circulars, flat TPS Cables, Copper and Aluminium XLPE Cables, Data/Instrumentation Cables, Fire Rated Cables, Medium and High Voltage Cables as well as many more…

Electra’s quality products have been applied to a large number of prestigious buildings/projects throughout Australia, and elsewhere around the world.

The excellent services of Electra Cables are resulting from a combination of customer-first attitude, professional team-work and terrific distribution facilities.