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March 2, 2021

Special Offer: Elpress PVX611 Battery-Powered Crimp Tool

PVX611 Crimp Tool Highlights Elpress PVX611 Battery-Powered Crimp Tool is the latest tool of the Elpress V600 Crimping System, created with a new ergonomic design that offers you, the user, enhanced performance. It is 100% reverse compatible and designed for highest mobility and accessibility within machines and transformers. Another great feature of the pistol is […]

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February 24, 2021

SPECIAL OFFER: Elpress Mobile Crimping Tool

A complete Crimping Tool solution does not have to be a heavy load to carry. Elpress Mobile is a professional contact crimping tool with interchangeable dies for the installer, electrical installation engineer or service technician. Its interchangeable dies enable the user to perform a big variety of crimping applications with only one good handtool. elpress […]

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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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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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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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