The design and mechanism
In simple words, a multicore cable is any cable with multiple cores atypical of that category. i.e., a cable could have one or more cores that are the set standard of that category, say for example 10 cores, while multicore cables could have 16. The cores are clustered together in a solo cable that carries multiple functions like AV elements, power etc. The multicore cable often always split at its tip to enable each of the functional jacks to connect to the respective ports.
Multicore cables are usually used where the space is minimal, like in medical equipment and aircraft to avoid or reduce a massive bundle of tangled wiring. They are also of great help in concerts, live events, stage, theatre and the like where cables with multiple functions are required. The jacks come as XLR, TRS etc., catering to different equipment.
Things to remember
If a few things are kept in mind while buying multicore cables, one can ensure a reliable and durable tool for years to come. Although it depends mostly on the application, a multicore cable is expected to have a thick and strong jacket to protect itself from the impacts of high electromagnetic interference. Great flexibility is also desired in equipment with continuous motion. Oxygen-free copper wiring is also preferred as it guarantees precise and sharp transmission, especially of audio signals, a must in speaking or performing events.
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