Based on our frequent use of them around the office, as well as feedback from customers, everybody loves how easy light duty flexible cord covers are to use. They can go just about anywhere you need them, they’re lightweight, and they’re made of flexible extruded plastic, so they can be rolled up for storage without any problem. If they’re too long, you can cut them to length with a razor knife, and they provide plenty of cable protection for everyday home and office situations.
Just one problem. They can only withstand light traffic, and they don’t hold much.
Typical light duty cord covers are great if you have just an extension cord and maybe a couple of Ethernet or phone cords, but beyond that, conditions can get cramped and lead to crushed cables, which is what you’re trying to avoid in the first place… right? And don’t even think about subjecting light duty covers to high-volume foot traffic, or rolling anything larger than an office chair or small cart over them. They’re not built for that kind of rough treatment.
Up to now, if lightweight, flexible cord covers weren’t quite enough to deal with the kind of abuse your particular application would be dishing out, the only obvious next-step-up would be molded polyurethane or heavy duty rubber cable protectors, both of which are great, but have a tendency to be tough to store (they can’t roll up) and more expensive. Luckily, there’s a new big and flexible cord cover in town.
Meet the Super Duty cable cover, a sort of next-gen hybrid that combines the simplicity and flexibility of a light duty cord cover with larger size and increased toughness than lean more toward the high capacity end of the spectrum. Basically a flexible extruded plastic cord cover on steroids, the Super Duty is far better suited to life in warehouses, garages, special events and industrial settings than their smaller residential and office-friendly counterparts, thanks to longer length, larger wire channels, and 1/4 inch thick inner columns for improved support.
As with many of its light capacity counterparts, the Super Duty cord cover comes unslit, so you can decide exactly where and how you want to create cable entrance points along the flat bottom surface, using just a basic utility knife. One feature that I really like is that there are three different score marks running along the bottom of the cover, so that once you find a slit location that will work for you, there’s a guide to keep your knife straight and provide a cutting reference.
Running cable and hoses across the ground or floor in industrial facilities, parking lots, and high-traffic public places like convention centers and stadiums can be an expensive undertaking, especially if the cables and hoses aren’t properly protected. Save yourself the outrageous expense of cable replacement and liability costs by making a one-time investment in extra heavy duty cable protectors like those by Yellow Jacket®.
Yellow Jacket® cable protectors are made of a proprietary high density polyurethane called Durathane, which is formulated to stand up to heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic so that your cables are safeguarded against impact, abrasion and crushing even in the harshest conditions. To keep things neat and organized inside the cord cover, you’ll find anywhere from 1 to 5 channels, so you have the option to separate different types of cables from one another (say, power and data) or keep individual hoses and lines securely in place.
To reduce your slip-and-fall liability, the surfaces of Yellow Jacket® protectors have a molded-in diamond tread pattern that gives pedestrians plenty of traction as they cross over the cord covers. Yellow Jackets® interlock together with dog-bone shaped connectors, which, while they lock snugly together, have been specifically designed to simply disconnect when placed under extreme duress, instead of just snapping off and ruining the entire cable protector. That’s just another way these cord covers can save you money in the long run.
Just how long will your investment in Yellow Jacket® cable covers be good for? How does 2 decades sound? There are actually Yellow Jackets® on record that have been under constant heavy use for over 20 years, and they’re still intact and functional.