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Standards & Regulations

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 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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April 23, 2020

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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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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April 1, 2019

Authorised Elpress Service Centre: Maintenance, Service & Calibration

Our Authorised Elpress Service Centre maintains, repairs, checks, calibrates and certifies Elpress Tools and power sources. To ensure that your crimped connections maintain a high and even level of quality, regular checks of the crimping tools must be carried out. E-Tech can offer a full repair and calibration service for all mechanical and hydraulic crimp tools. […]

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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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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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June 29, 2018

Halogen Free Terminals: A trend or a necessity?

In a vast range of applications, engineers and project managers are encountering new industry requirements that are leading to the emergence of alternative “halogen-free” material-based wire management products (e.g. halogen free terminals). As industry requirements, environmental trends and risk prevention drive toward future growth of these products, there are still many questions that need to […]

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