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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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April 9, 2019

New Range of Metal Cable Supports & Fixings from Tidi-Cable

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671) came into force on January 1, affecting all construction site in relation to how cables are supported in the event of a fire. To help your construction site comply with them, Tidi-Cable have developed a new range of metal cable supports & fixings. View Tidi-Cable’s New […]

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February 25, 2019

18th Edition Wiring Regulations Explained

If you are installing ANY type of cable on a project, whether it’s permanent or temporary, the new IET Wiring Regulations apply to you. You can get yourself up to date on the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations changes here: 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671) The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671) came into […]

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February 7, 2019

Exothermic Welding with Apliweld Secure+

What is Exothermic Welding? Exothermic welding, also know as exothermic binding, thermite welding and thermite welding, is a welding process that achieves the molecular binding of two or more metallic conductors by a chemical reaction. This molecular binding improves mechanical, electrical and anti-corrosion properties compared with any mechanical or clamped connection. Apliweld® exothermic welding is the simplest, […]

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October 14, 2018

ATEX Glands and Hazardous Locations

Anyone who has been in the industry long enough knows the importance of ATEX Glands… or Hazardous Area Glands, A2EX Glands, Hazardous Glands, Explosion-Proof Glands, Flame-proof Glands, Fireproof or however you want to call them! This article will focus on identifying the science behind these polyonymous glands starting by defining the terms hazardous locations/ areas and […]

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September 27, 2018

Size matters… when it comes to Narrow Palm Lugs!

Elpress Copper Tube Narrow Palm Lugs (KRFS) Elpress Copper Tube Narrow Palm Lugs (KRFS) are designed to fit even the most confined spaces and available in sizes from 50-300 mm². In order to enable installation in confined areas, the terminal palm on a KRFS connection has a smaller surface area than a KRF standard connection.  […]

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