Filed under: Cable Bundling, Cable Management, Cable Ties, Clips and Grommets, Cables and Wires, Tools and Cases
In Industrial areas the installation of cables can play a large part when making sure your business is running at full capacity. When installing cabling in industrial or commercial areas it is important that they are secured firmly in place, especially when they are used for long term installations. With the use of a staple gun it can provide a range of benefits when installing your cables within commercial and industrial areas.
The Advantages Of A Staple Gun
Permanent Solution: Unlike cable clips, a staple gun provides a more permanent solution when it comes to installing and holding cables. A staple gun is designed to use a large staple which is shot into wood or other hard material over the top of cable to secure it in place. Staple guns are great for industrial uses and where cabling will be positioned for a very long time and provides a permanent fixture.
Ease of Use: Another benefit of using a staple gun is that it can provide an easy to use design that is great for fast installation of cables. These staple guns are hand-held and provide a lightweight design which allows for repeated use for a large variety of cabling setups.
Grooved Guide: One more advantage of using a staple gun is that most of the time they feature a grooved guide where the staples come out which helps to prevent accidental damage to your cabling. This grooved guide helps to position the gun over the top of the cable perfectly, ready for stapling.
Durable Design: Most staple guns such as the Acme 25A and 25AC Broadband Cable and Wire Staple Gun generally delivers a much more durable design and construction which is great for heavy duty and industrial use. This is great for demanding cable installations which may require plenty of repetition over the entire section or building.
So when it comes to staple guns here are just some of the benefits you can expect. Whether you are upgrading or a beginner in the cabling field, you can’t go wrong with a staple gun for your cable applications.
Filed under: Cable Management, Cable Ties, Clips and Grommets
In today’s world cable clips are used to hold cables into place when it comes to installing wires into your home or business electrical setups. Here are some of the benefits of cable clips that can help with making your cable installations much easier.
Benefits of A Cable Clip
Reusable/Movable: One of the benefits of using cable clips within many small cabling applications is that they provide a lightweight and sometimes moveable option when installing your cables. Cable clips generally provide an adhesive backing which allows them to stick to a variety of areas while also providing an option to be moved if needed depending on the type purchased.
Easy Clip Mechanism: Another great benefit of using cable clips is that they are able to provide an easy method of changing cables when needed. Cable clips can generally be unclipped to easily remove cables depending on the type and design. These are great for smaller home use and provide a convenient installation method for computer and home theatre cablings.
Compact Size: Depending on the type of cables purchased, cable clips are generally compact in size to allow for positioning behind or on a variety of different areas and items. This can be beneficial for people who may need to install cables up walls, to the back of desks, or along skirting boards.
Better Cable Management: Cable clips also deliver better cable management when it comes to any home wiring needs. Because of their small and compact size they are great for holding all your cables neatly in the one place allowing for easy management of cables and less mess within your application.
So if you are looking for a great way to install your cables, then why not take a look at a great range of cable clips which are perfect for a variety of different cable installations to help secure your wires within your electrical setup.
Filed under: Cable Management, Cables and Wires, Electrical
When it comes to installing power strips and extension cords it is important to install them correctly to ensure that they not only function accordingly but also provide a safe means of power for any application. Here are some of the don’ts of power strip and extension cord usage you may need to consider when installing them.
Don’ts Of Power Strip and Extension Cord Use
1) Extension cords are designed for temporary use only and should only be used for short periods of time. Never use an extension cord for weeks or even months at a time as this may cause harm to your devices and may result in overheating or overuse of the cord.
2) Power strips and other uninterruptible power supplies should never be used if they don’t have a resettable circuit breaker integrated into the design. Circuit breakers are designed to cut power instantly to the compatible devices causing them to avoid the risk of overloads. If your power strip doesn’t feature a resettable circuit breaker then it is best to replace it with a newer version for added safety.
3) Another no, no of power strip use is daisy chaining your power cords. Daisy chain is the method of plugging one device into another and then into another off the same power supply outlet. This form of installation can cause lowered power functions throughout the installation and can cause your devices to overheat.
4) Another thing that should not be done when installing a power strip is to overload it. Overloading your power strip with multiple devices running at once can cause the circuit breaker to trip. If this happens do not force the installation to function as it may cause it to overload and overheat resulting in a fire. You should also not cover any electrical boxes or strips as this may also cause the device to overheat resulting in a fire.
5) Lastly this may be common sense, although you should never use any sort of electrical device near moisture or wet areas. The risk of electrocution is extremely high when used in combination with water and may result in a fatality. Always use your power strips, extension cords and other electronics in dry areas.
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Filed under: Cable Management, Cable Wraps, Fiber Optics
Fiber optic cables are use in a large variety of applications all around the world. They are specially designed cables which contain more than one optical fibers to create a cable which can send and receive data. There are many different uses of these cables and here are just some of the uses that you may not have known about.
Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables?
There are many different uses of fiber optic cables which are designed to promote high operation in a number of applications. Here are just some of the uses of where this form of cabling may be in use.
Government and defense agencies use fiber optic cables as hydrophones which are used for SONAR or seismic applications. This is generally used as wiring in submarines, aircrafts and other larger vehicles. Government agencies also may use fiber optic cables in field networking applications.
Medical breakthroughs have come a long way and the use of fiber optic cables is also a large evolutionary success for a variety of medical applications. Fiber optic cables are used for lasers for surgery purposes, imaging tools, and light guides as well.
One of the more common uses for fiber optic cables is the use for data transmission. These cables are designed to provide high data transmission properties which allows for the data to be sent from point A and received at point B in a fast and uninterrupted way making for cleaner data storage, viewing and usage.
Fiber optic cables are also used for transmitting and receiving purposes to help create a more reliable application. These cables are laid and installed and can provide clear noise transmission each and every time.
Lastly these types of cables are also used for imaging purposes in hard to reach applications. These small cables can be used as a sensory device to measure pressure and temperature. It is used in wiring in automobiles and can provide an easy to install cable which is small and compact in tight spaces.
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They were features in Oprah Magazine’s De-Clutter Your Life! edition, mashable, Maclife, The Wall Street Journal and PCWorld. Enough name dropping I think it’s pretty obvious this product has fans the world over. The cablebox mini is brought to you by the makers of the very popular and gorgeously simple Sanctuary Charging Station.
The Cablebox Mini from Blue Lounge is small enough and sleek enough to fit in almost anywhere, here’s a list of places customers say they like to use their CableBox Mini:
- On top of computer tower
- Near or behind home theater setup
- Beside your laptop on small desk
- Underneath your desk
- On a beside table
- On floor next to their reading lamp
- On the entrance hall table next to the telephone, fax and charging station
- The white mini cablebox blends well into white floor boards making it a great endpoint for cable raceway that meets the outlet.
Cable raceway is really a more complete system to route and conceal any wires in your home and to prevent tripping hazards. Speaker wires, audio cables and Ethernet cables can all be routed through your home without any unsightly nails to be banged into walls.
Cable raceway is easy to install and re-enterable so you can always update your wires without worrying about installing new raceway. They can be painted over too, so that they match your wall color.
Could cable management be any more stylish? It’s helped me create a portable home office. I can store everything in this neat little box, and take my laptop and monitor in only 2 trips. There’s also only 1 power plug to connect and no wires to undo, unwind or re-plug. Right now my office is located in the living room, should my guests arrive for dinner, I need only remove the single plug coming out of the box and take my equipment into my home office. Easy Peasy. All the wires are wrapped neatly and identified.
Here are a few images from my personal home laptop setup:
I’m using the CableBox Mini to store all my peripherals and power plugs that I need to run my mobile laptop setup. So what’s all that in the box?
- 1x Laptop universal charger
- 1x additional monitor power plug
- 1x USB multiport extender and power plug
- 6x USB charger capacity – 4 plugged in currently
- 1x power outlet left empty to plug in my printer
I love my Cablebox Mini. I got it as a gift and now, it’s a vital part of my office. The best part is it’s white so it matches my desk, stationary holders. And pretty soon, if I can save quickly enough for Christmas – my notice boards. Then I’ll move on to some cable raceway for my living room.
Filed under: Cable and Wire Storage, Cable Bundling, Cable Management, Cable Ties, Clips and Grommets, Cable Wraps, Cables and Wires
When it comes to protecting your everyday electronic cables it may seem a little daunting to say the least. Although it doesn’t have to be with cable sleeving. Cable sleeves are a specially design cover which is designed to be threaded over the cabling to create a protective barrier between your cable and the damaging object. Installing a cable sleeve is easy. Here are some tips when looking to purchase cable sleeving for your electronic cables.
Tips When Choosing Cable Sleeving
Tip #1 – Choose the Proper Sleeve: It may sound like common sense although choose the proper sleeve will go a long way to completing the application in a fast and easy manner. When choosing, work out whether you will be threading it over the cable or wires or whether you have to wrap it around your wires.
- Wrap Around: You can purchase cable sleeving which features a slit down one side which is able to easily be wrapped around the cable effortlessly. This type is perfect for larger cable applications which can’t be undone at both ends.
- Threaded: Threaded sleeving is ideal for the loose cables where both or one end is exposed. You can easily slip the cables through the sleeving providing a fast installation.
Tip #2 – Size: Size is also an important factor when choosing your cable sleeving. You don’t want to buy sleeving that is too small or too large to fit on your application. When choosing the size you will need to measure around your cable with a measuring tape and choose one that is slightly a little bigger than the measurement to be able to slip it over the cable with ease.
Tip #3 – Colour: Although it may not seem obvious but choosing the right colour can also go a long way when choosing the right cable sleeving for your application. The colour can provide a cleaner and more professional look to your application when matched correctly. It can also blend into the background depending on your application.
So if you are looking to purchase cable sleeving for your wiring applications, why not take some of these tips into consideration to ensure you purchase the right one for your cable setup.
Filed under: Cable and Wire Storage, Cable Bundling, Cable Management, Cable Pulling, Cables and Wires
Have you ever been on a job site and had trouble with unwinding your cable or wire reel to find that it just tangles and your job takes twice as long? Well if you have ever been in this situation then you may just need the LSDI DeCoil-Zit™ Reel Holder.
What Is the LSDI DeCoil-Zit™ Reel Holder
The LSDI DeCoil-Zit™ Reel Holder is a specially designed holder which is ideal for holding and unwinding your cable reels in a convenient and productive manner which can help save you time and money on the job site.
The Benefit of the LSDI DeCoil-Zit™ Reel Holder
Benefit #1 – Portable: Because of its compact and easy to assemble and disassemble design, this reel holder is capable of providing high portability for a variety of different applications. This reel holder is lightweight and can easily be carried from one location to another with ease.
Benefit #2 – Construction: To make things even better, this portable cable reel holder is also able to provide high supporting capabilities with its high strength construction. This cable holder is designed to hold up to 300lbs and is constructed with high strength tempered steel which allows for it to last under demanding and challenging applications.
Benefit #3 – Scratch Resistant Feet: Not only does this reel holder provide a convenient and compact size, it can also be used on a variety of surfaces with its anti-slip rubber feet. This helps to keep it from sliding and slipping when in use and provides a safer method of unwinding cables without scratching the floor in any way.
So if you need a way to hold your reels for easy unwinding of cables then why not try the LSDI DeCoil-Zit™ Reel Holder and notice the difference with how fast you can complete your job. Great for all sorts of small cable applications, this reel holder will definitely make your wire and cable installation much faster and easier.
Filed under: Cable Management, Tools and Cases, Workplace Safety
When it comes to large industrial areas where cabling may be installed it can be a problem to transport the large cable reels the areas needed by yourself. If you find this is the case then all you need is the OEL RR250 Multiple Reel Trailer. This powerful cable reel trailer is designed to promote single person operation and is perfect for any large cable application may require the large cable reels for distributing the cables. Here are the many features you can expect and benefits you can gain with the OEL RR250 Multiple Reel Trailer.
The Advantages of the OEL RR250 Multiple Cable Reel Trailer.
Advantage #1: Reduce Tip Over Risk: Usually when you are carting large and bulky items on a trailer it is important that you position the item perfectly to reduce tip over especially when the trailer is high. This multiple reel trailer is designed to ride close to the ground which helps to distribute the weight evenly to improve stability at all times.
Advantage #2: Hydraulic Pump Integration: Another great thing about these trailers is that they provide a set of 2 hydraulic pumps which are designed for use on rough or uneven terrain to help adjust the reel to ensure stability. This means that one of the pumps is able to compensate for the grading while the other can set to the height needed. These pumps allow for a single person to lift the reel off the ground and onto the trailer with ease.
Advantage #3: High Weight Capacity: Not only does this trailer provide a convenient method of transporting cable reels, it can also handle up to 2 reels at the one time with its high weight capacity. This trailer features a 5,000 pound weight capacity and is designed to be able to support the reels as they are transported long distances with ease.
So if you have an industrial business which needs a convenient method to transport large cable reels from one location to another, then why not take a look at the OEL RR250 Multiple Reel Trailer and choose from a white, yellow and black one to suit all your needs.