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April 16, 2020

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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July 14, 2020

FP Firefix Clips for Rapid Installation of FP Cable

FP Firefix Clips: the fastest, safest & most efficient way to install FP Cable! The FP Firefix Cable Cleat system is a joint venture between the Prysmian Group, market leaders in fire resistant cables and ITW Construction Products, manufacturers of SPIT PULSA™ gas nailing technology. Prysmian’s Firefix Clips are authorised for use by London Underground […]

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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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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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April 3, 2020

New High Precision L1-L2-L5 GNSS Antennas by 2J Antennas

2J Antennas are bringing the Most Advanced High Precision GNSS Technology to the Global Navigational Platform High Precision GPS/ GNSS/ BeiDou/ Galileo/ IRNSS/ SBAS/ L1L2/ L1L5 External Active Screw and Magnetic Mount Antennas & Internal Passive Ceramic Antennas. Cable types, lengths and connector types as per customer requirements. Specific Housing color or logo printing upon […]

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March 25, 2020

Covid-19 Announcement from E-Tech Components

Covid-19 Announcement from E-Tech Components E-Tech Components is a key supplier to Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Rail, Utilities and Construction industries as well as a key supplier to the UK Transformer Manufacturers. As such and under the prevailing situation, we will continue operating to provide support to our customers, to offer our services and expertise […]

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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 15, 2019

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. SPOILER ALERT: A solution for Electricians, Engineers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Project Managers and anyone dealing with SWA Cable at the end of this post (SWA […]

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