|power = cable|
|Cabling of low / high voltage lines|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
Use power=cable for low / high voltage insulated electricity distribution cables which are normally located underground. Typically used for the local 0.4 kV network and for underground or underwater sections of the primary transmission grid.
These heavier cables should not be confused with light-weight uninsulated power distribution lines supported by pylons and poles, for which power=line/power=minor_line are normally more appropriate. For wires and cables used to communication data, voice or information, consider using communication=line.
How to Map
By default, cables are assumed to be buried underground or underwater. Use location=overground where they are above ground level. Optionally, use layer=* to indicate the relative vertical alignment of different features. For cables mounted inside a self-supporting tunnel use tunnel=yes. Dedicated power tunnels are sometimes found in large cities.
power=cable (Cable) + circuits=* (recommended) + voltage=* (recommended) + frequency=* (optional) + cables=* (optional) + location=underground/underwater/overground (optional) + ref=* (optional) + name=* (optional) + operator=* (optional)
How to detect an underground cable
Cables are not rendered on the standard Mapnik map. The following services do show cables:
- ITO Map offers a Electricity power lines view (available globally). Power cables are shown as dotted lines.
- Maperitive power line rule set for rendering power lines, cables and substations in Maperitive.
- power=line For uninsulated high-voltage power lines supported by towers.
- power=minor_line For small power lines supported on poles, in particular those having a voltage below 50 kV.