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Looking at electric conduction product catalogs, it’s possible that you may have come across the torque we’re holding for you today. After that, it’s also likely that you’ve wondered what are the differences between electrical cables and hoses. Today we will address this issue from Alfa´R.

What is the difference between electrical cables and hoses?

Honestly, the difference between an electric hose and an electric cable is that the first is formed by the second; that is, we can have a cable hose. The cables in turn, can be, or not, unipolar, while the hoses are not.

For the rest, they are two products with similar features and that are used as an equally valid solution in most cases.

It is true that, in general, the hose is thicker and longer and the voltage it supports is higher, however, this does not necessarily have to be the case. There are, for example, conventional cables with a higher voltage support than certain hose models. Thus, it is a generality but not something that is always complied with, so we can not say that cables and electrical hoses differ in these aspects, although sometimes, we repeat, it is so.

Another point to emphasize is that the cables can be subdivided in several types whereas the hoses are more general products.


As we say, it is a more general electrical conductor. Its characteristics indicate to us that it is a product of high resistance and durability. You have them from 2 to 6 wires.

There are halogen-free hoses (of obligatory use in certain places), flexible or semi-rigid, flat or cylindrical, of medium and high voltages, in conventional colours and others more dynamic…


We have already commented that one characteristic of electric cables is that they can be unipolar, thus differentiating them from hoses. These are used when the distances are shorter and when the characteristics of the environment are more favorable (as would be the example of cabling for offices and premises).

Among the many types that we can offer, we have electrical cables for connection, free of high security halogens, flexible, braided, bare copper, coaxial for television, parallel sound, shielded network cable for LAN-Ethernet connection, for antennas, in a multitude of colors, unipolar of specific measures …

Electric cables and hoses at Alfa´R

We couldn’t finish without remembering that at Alfa´R we have a wide selection of both hoses and electrical cables.

Of course, we always offer the highest quality, so that the useful life of these electrical conduction solutions is maximum.

In addition, we scrupulously comply with regulatory requirements, offering products that are free of iodine, chlorine and other halogens, which are corrosive and toxic if burned. Since copper is the best conductor, it is the body you will find in these products, which are also offered in different diameters, voltages and lengths.

Basically these are the main differences between cables and electrical hoses, we hope you have been a little clearer, and if you found this information useful do not hesitate to share the post. As always, you can contact us to resolve any doubt or question you may have.