Term of the Day: Wire Management

By: CableOrganizer®

wire management

Wire management can be a vast topic because of the many types of wires we encounter in our daily lives, from the thinnest earbud wires to thick cables and hoses. No matter their length or diameter, the reasons and concepts for managing them are the same.

Wires need to be organized and secured, in order to stay neat and functional, a couple of the purposes of wire management. It is important to control wires because ones that are free flowing can become cluttered and tangled. Not only does a cable jungle lack aesthetic appeal, but wires can also become damaged — and have their performances diminished — if they end up in disarray. People may get injured by tangled, loose, or split wiring, other reasons why a cable management system should be in place. Tidy wires reduce the possibility of home or workplace wire tripping accidents. Grounding cables, or protecting harnesses with metal and shielding sleeving, are other purposes of wire management, to guard wires against electrical interferences.

Cables, wires, and hoses should first be properly routed, and then can be labeled if they require identification for any reason. Keeping wiring organized and tagged makes it easier for future maintenance and upgrades.

A wire management system may involve several steps in complex projects. In other cases, it could be simple, such as if it involves arranging small wires. The Cable Fish, for example, is an easy tool for uncomplicated wire management tasks, which just takes winding the cable around the organizer. CableOrganizer® has many wraps, clips, and clamps to choose from, for all project sizes.

Now that you know more about it, how do you begin your cable organization project? First, you should envision how you would like to arrange your wires, which could just be conceptualizing the idea in your mind — or sketching it out.

Then, you should know your budget to determine what to purchase. Prices of wire management products can vary, from the smallest clips, to larger cable management systems. Depending on its scope, you may have to set aside funds, to bring your project to fruition.

Next, it’s time to choose the appropriate cable organization items, whether that is braided sleeving, cable ties, cable trays, cable raceway, conduit, heatshrink, cold shrink, hook and loop fasteners, wire duct, fabric cord covers, cable tracks and hose carriers, cable support systems, desk outlets and grommets, desk organization products, cable cover, network wiring systems, tape, power strips, surge protectors, or many other helpful items.

curated kits

CableOrganizer® has also put together curated kits, which have all the cable management items you need for specific tasks. These kits offer savings, versus purchasing each item separately. There is a home theater wire management kit with items like raceway, F6® split braided sleeving, cable ties, and the DYMO® Xpress™ Label Maker, to organize your entertainment system wires. There are desk management and office organizing kits for single and multiple desks. You will find cable and wire management kits too, with cable tie kits and the wire end termination kit.

Once you have clipped, bundled, harnessed, hooked, looped, laid out, covered, taped, or shrunk — and then overall organized — your wires, you may need to label them. CableOrganizer® has various labeling products to choose from. What you buy may depend on your budget — but know that all cable identification items are not created equally. Cable identification tags that are flag-style, could be one option. There are self-adhesive wire markers, which are ideal for home or office. There are additionally a range of label printers to choose from, whether it’s a “turn and click” labeling system for various home and office projects; or a thermal label printer that can generate labels, even for industrial settings.

Shop at CableOrganizer® today to make your wire management projects a reality tomorrow.

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