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Electrical Industry

February 4, 2021

What are Cable Cleats? The Definitive Guide

What are cable cleats? Cable cleats (also known as cable clamps) are an essential component when installing cable and are recommended in almost every electrical installation. This article aims to answer FAQ on Cable Clamps and Cleats, like: what are cable cleats, when are cable cleats used, cable cleat specification, correct cleat spacing, how to […]

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January 29, 2021

What is Earthing / Earthing System?

What is Earthing / Earthing System? In Electrical Engineering, earth or ground is the reference point in an electrical circuit from which voltages are measured, a common return path for electric current, or a direct physical connection to the earth. In an electrical installation, an earthing system or grounding system connects specific parts of that installation with the Earth’s […]

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January 22, 2021

A Crimping System is No Stronger than its Weakest Link

An upopular truth in the Electrical Installation world, is that to achieve the best Crimping result possible and to conform to British Standards for Crimping (BS7609, BS7727) and International Standards (IEC61238:1), all the components and products used when Crimping should be part of a System. And that is because… A Chain Crimping System is no stronger […]

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November 23, 2020

Signalling Power Distribution Cable Jointing Course by Prysmian

Signalling Power Distribution Cable Jointing Course by Prysmian For Network Rail Approved Cable Joints The Cable Jointing Course is designed to give the delegates the required knowledge and practical skills for the correct jointing of two core and four core Aluminium and Copper rail signalling power distribution cables using Prysmian RPJ enhanced cold pour resin […]

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October 20, 2020

Steel Wire Armoured Cable: All you need to know

SWA Cable, abbreviation for Steel Wire Armoured Cable, is a hard-wearing power cable designed for the supply of mains power, or to quote most electricians a pain in the ar… neck. swa stripping tool SPOILER ALERT: A solution for Electricians, Engineers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Project Managers and anyone dealing with SWA Cable at the end of […]

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September 8, 2020

Cable Management for Data Centres

E-Tech Components hold stock of a vast range of power cable components, equipment and solutions for Data Centres. Solutions available include Cable Glands, Cleats, Separable Connectors, Terminations, Cable Management Solutions, Labelling and Earthing Products from Leading Industry Manufacturers brands such as Elpress, Prysmian Group, Erico nVent Caddy, Dutchclamp, Silver Fox and more. data centre providers, […]

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August 26, 2020

IEC 61914 Cable Cleats For Electrical Installations

IEC 61914 Cable Cleats For Electrical Installations defines Cable Cleats as “Devices designed to provide securing of cables when installed at intervals along the length of the cables”. In other words, they ensure the retention and support of cables, restrict the cable movement and provide resistance to electro-mechanical forces. (For more info on what Cable […]

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May 15, 2020

Short Guide to Prysmian BICON Link Boxes

Link boxes are crucial in assisting the reduction of the number of power supply interruptions to businesses and households. That’s because they provide flexibility to the underground low voltage electricity supply network by enabling circuits to be switched to route around problems. A link box does what it says on the tin – it’s installed […]

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April 23, 2020

What is a Cable Clamp/ Cleat?

What is a Cable Clamp/ Cleat? Cable clamps (popularly known as cable cleats) are an essential component when installing cable and are recommended in almost every electrical installation. According to IEC 61914:2009, Cable Clamps/ Cleats are “devices designed to provide securing of cables when installed at intervals along the length of the cables”. In other […]

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Importance of Cable Cleats: When are they required?

Importance of Cable Cleats: When are they required? Why are cable cleats necessary? What are their benefits? Why are they used and when are they required? What can happen if a cable fixing is not correctly clamped? Are they good when it comes to Short Circuit Protection? Those are some of the most common questions […]

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Selecting the Perfect Cable Cleat

Specifying Cable Cleats: Selecting the perfect Cleat “Which cleat should I use?” “What size cable cleat for…?” “How can I select the perfect cleat for..?” “Who can specify / select cable cleats for me?” Those are some of the most common questions our Sales team listens to when it comes to selecting the perfect cleat. […]

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Method of Fixing: How to install and use cable cleats

Method of Fixing: How to install and use cable cleats Selecting the correct cleat or fixing (cable cleat specification), is only part of the job. The power cable system designer or installer has an obligation to consider the method in which he will fix and install and fasten cables to cleats, in order to restrain […]

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Calculating the Correct Cable Cleat Spacing

Correct Cable Cleat Spacing The way to calculate the Correct Cable Cleat Spacing (or other fixing spacing) differs depending on whether it is a Single or a Trefoil Cleat Spacing that you are after. In the tables and formulas below you can find the best way to calculate the maximum distance / spacing between cable […]

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June 11, 2019

BS7609 & BS7727: British Standards for Crimping

BS7609 & BS7727 : British Standards for Crimping are codes of practice for the installation and inspection of un-insulated and pre-insulated compression and mechanical terminals and connectors for power cables with Copper conductors or Aluminium conductors. Crimping Systems to BS7609 & BS7727 BS7609: 1992+A2: 2009   BS7727: 1994 The BS7609 Code of Practice displays the best practices […]

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May 2, 2019

Next Generation of C-Sleeves by Elpress

Elpress C-Crimp – New Range of Elpress C-Sleeves!   Elpress have developed a new range of C-Sleeves (C-Crimps) for splicing, previously consisted of 41 different sized C-Crimps and has now been compressed to only 8. These next generation C-Sleeves are suitable for splicing and branching Copper conductors and earth wires and are widely used when […]

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