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March 26, 2024

Heat Shrink vs Cold Shrink: A Comparative Guide

Heat Shrink vs Cold Shrink. These are the two most popular methods used for Cable Connecting, Jointing, Tubing, and Terminating as well as for other applications in various industries. Each method has its benefits and limitations. Thus, before making a decision on which to use, it is essential to consider all factors. These include costs, […]

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December 10, 2023

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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July 7, 2023

Prysmian’s Extended Warranty: Unparalleled Peace of Mind for your Project

INTRODUCTION Prysmian Group, global leader in cable solutions, set the bar high in the industry with their extended 10-Year Warranty! Thanks to this, customers can experience unparalleled peace of mind for their projects, regardless of the sector and however harsh the environment of their application is. In this blog post, you will explore the key […]

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October 6, 2022

How to Terminate a Cable Lug onto an Earth Bar

The correct way to terminate the Cable Lug onto an Earth Bar seems to cause confusion in the industry. For instance, a very common question we hear is: should the cable lug be bolted face down directly onto the actual copper bar or should the cable lug be placed ‘floating’ between the nuts? This article […]

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August 11, 2022

The Complete Guide to Lightning Protection

Introduction: What is a Lightning Protection System (LPS)? Lightning strikes and electrical surges that follow them are one of the major causes of weather-related mortality worldwide and cause hundreds of injuries in the UK every year. Furthermore, they are a huge concern for building landlords and managers since they can cause significant material and structural […]

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August 26, 2021

Products and Solutions for Rail & Traction

E-Tech are a specialist distributor of Electrical Cable Accessories and offer high quality, innovative and unique products and solutions for Rail & Traction that can save time, reduce costs and improve quality and ensure compliance to industry standards and regulations. LEADING BRANDS RAIL & TRACTION PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS CATEGORIES   LV, MV & HV CABLE […]

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April 29, 2021

Cue Dee Chain Bracket: One Bracket, Endless Possibilities

Cue Dee’s Chain Bracket is a fastening system for installation of telecommunication or other type of equipment on monopoles or round poles, large poles, chimneys, etc. with a diameter over Ø110mm. It offers endless possibilities, saves time and consists of a flexible and easy-to-install solution while simultaneously having a clever design. Chain Bracket’s hook-on functionality […]

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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 recommended in every electrical installation. This article aims to answer FAQ on Cable Clamps and Cleats, like: what are cable cleats, when to use cable cleats, cable cleat types & specification, correct cleat spacing, how to […]

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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 22, 2020

Elpress Crimping Tool Systems

Elpress Crimping Tool Systems consist of Cable Connectors and Crimping Tools tested together for optimum connection result. The System concept makes you, as a customer, able to feel secure when using our system and to be sure safe connections are made when Elpress products are used correctly. Elpress Hydraulic Crimp Systems fit Elpress Terminals and […]

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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 circuit switching to route around problems. A link box does what it says on the tin. You install it in a […]

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April 23, 2020

What is a Cable Clamp/ Cleat?

What is a Cable Clamp/ Cleat? Cable clamps (popularly known as cleats) are an essential component when installing cable and 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 short, these devices […]

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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 we hear when it comes to selecting the perfect cleat. And the answer […]

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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, install and fasten cables to cleats. That way he can 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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