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Coaxial cable, also known as coax, is used to transmit radio frequency signals. It has lower emission losses and provides protection from electromagnetic interference, allowing signals with lower power to transmit over a longer distance. This cable is comprised of an inner core, insulator, shield and outer cover. Since all the sections share the same axis, it is called coaxial. This cable is commonly used for carrying cable television signals along suburban streets and into homes.
How is it made?
The inner core of a regular coaxial cable is made of solid copper between one and two millimetres thick. The dielectric insulator of this cable is either foam, solid plastic or an air gap created by plastic spacers. The shielding is made of copper braid and it surrounds the insulator layer. This kind of cable is usually braided so as to provide flexibility. A thin plastic layer protects the shielding.
Advantages of a coaxible cable
Applications of coaxial cable
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A fiber optic cable is a cable constructed of glass or plastic fibers with the diameter of a human hair, inside an insulated casing. It is designed for long distance, very high performance data networking and telecommunication. A fiber optic cable has the capacity to provide higher bandwidth and has become the cable of choice for new telecommunication networks, especially for long distance lines. This cable is ideal for the internet, cable television and telephone systems.
A fiber optic cable carries communication signal using pulses of light generated by small lasers or LEDs. It is constructed of one or more strands of glass, which are almost the size of a human hair. The center of the strand, known as the core, provides a way for the light to travel. The core is surrounded by a layer of glass known as cladding. Cladding reflects light inward so that the signal is not lost. It also allows the light to pass through bends in the cable.
The following are some advantages of fiber optic cable over traditional copper cabling:
It has higher capacity: A fiber optic cable’s capacity to carry the amount of network bandwidth easily exceeds that of a copper cable with similar thickness.
It is less expensive: A fiber optic cable can be made cheaper than an equivalent length of copper wire. Therefore, it saves money.
It is thinner: It can be drawn to smaller diameters than a traditional copper wire.
It has higher carrying capacity: Since this cable is thinner than a copper wire, more fibers can be added to a given-diameter cable. This will allow more phone lines or more channels to go over the same cable or to come through the cable into the cable TV box.
It is non-flammable: No electricity passes through a fiber optic cable so there is no fire hazard.
It is lightweight: A fiber optic cable weighs much less than a copper wire. It also takes up less space in the ground.
It lessens the need for signal boosters: Light can travel much longer distances down a fiber cable. This lessens the need for signal boosters.
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Thinking of installing a fire alarm in your home or office? Here are some pointers to help you understand and decide which type of cable will be best for you. Once you know where you will install the cable, you will know which type of cable to look for. Fire alarm cables are placed into three broad types: Plenum, Non-Plenum and Riser.
Plenum cable is used in ducts or other enclosed air spaces. These cables are fire resistant and produce minimal smoke. For cable to be fit for installation in these areas (without the need for a conduit), they must meet strict requirements for flammability and low smoke generation.
Multi-conductor, Plenum are commonly used for wiring fire alarms, smoke detectors, voice communications, burglar alarms and fire protective circuits. This type of cable is available in both shielded and unshielded versions.
Mid-capacitance, plenum-rated FPLP fire alarm cable comes with a red jacket for easy critical circuit identification and also comes with a ripcord. This cable is designed for use in fire alarm systems, voice communications, smoke detectors and pull boxes. Shielding is optional, depending on individual system requirements and specific environmental conditions.
Non-Plenum cable is used in applications such as surface wiring. This cable does not meet the standards set for plenum-rated cable. It is not suited for installation in plenum, ducts or other spaces used for return air. However, it is perfectly appropriate for a variety of other general purpose fire alarm applications, including surface wiring for smoke alarms.
Common applications for Multi-conductor, Non-Plenum include fire alarm wiring, smoke alarms, burglar alarms, fire protective circuits and voice communications. Shielding is optional, depending on system requirements and environmental conditions.
Mid-capacitance, non-plenum FPL cable is used in addressable fire alarm systems, fire alarm systems, voice communications, smoke detectors and pull boxes. Shielded and unshielded versions are available.
Multi-paired, non-plenum FPL cable is designed for use in the wiring of fire alarms, smoke alarms, voice communications, burglar alarms and fire protective circuits.
Riser cable is used in applications that go vertically from floor to floor. These cables are rated for use in riser applications. This means that they can be used in cable pathways that run vertically from floor to floor. These cables are listed by the National Electric Code as having fire-resistant characteristics which help prevent fire from spreading to multiple floors of a building.
Common applications for Multi-conductor, Riser include fire alarm wiring, smoke alarms, voice communications, burglar alarms and fire protective circuits. A polyester and aluminum foil shield with a stranded tinned copper drain wire is also an option for applications that require shielding.
Using correct fire alarm cable to ensure that buildings have an effective and appropriate cabled fire alarm system is essential. At Olympic Wire & Cable, we know that the selection and use of the right fire alarm cables is crucial when it comes to ensuring that fire alarm systems work effectively and correctly. This is why we stock a wide range of the most commonly required fire alarm cables.
For custom configurations or cabling requirements, such as non-standard lengths, custom cables and re-spooling, twisting, striping or customized cable assembly, ask our friendly sales team about our value-added service. We will also assist you with matching the right fire alarm cables to system demand to ensure building safety. Call us at 973-200-4049 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An electrical cable, also called a power cable, is an electrical unit that consists of multiple independent conductive wires. This cable provides connection and allows power stations, wired computer networks, televisions and telephones to work. There are many types of electrical cables that differ in configuration, size and performance. Below are some of the most widely used electrical cables.
Coaxial cable: A coaxial cable is specifically designed for use in applications requiring high quality, interference free, radio frequency signals. It has a woven copper shield that surrounds the insulating layer and is covered by an outermost plastic sheath. Hard line, leaky cable, RG/6, twin-axial, biaxial and semi-rigid are some types of coaxial cables available.
Ribbon cable: A ribbon cable, also called a multi-wire planar electrical cable or a flat twin cable, is made up of multiple insulated wires that run parallel to each other. The parallel wires allow the simultaneous transmission of multiple signals of data. The wires are commonly used to interconnect network devices. This cable can also connect the motherboard with other core central processing unit components.
Twisted Pair cable: A twisted pair cable is used for telephone cabling and wiring local area networks. This cable consists of numerous pairs of insulated copper wires which are twisted around each other. Each wire ranges from 0.4 to 0.8 mm in diameter. The greater the number of pairs, the higher the resistance of the cable to external noise and cross-talk. This cable is easy to install, flexible and inexpensive.
Shielded cable: This type of cable is made up of one or more insulated wires that are sealed together by an aluminum Mylar foil or woven braid shielding. This shielding prevents the cable from external radio and power frequency interference, which allows the signal transmission to proceed smoothly.
At Olympic Wire & Cable Corp., we have been in business and servicing the wire and cable industry for more than 35 years. We have the experience, skill, expert service and training, which means success for our customers. We can help you with your electrical wire needs. Call us at 973-200-4049 or email us at email@example.com.
High temperature cables are cables that can withstand heat between 150°C and 450°C. They are specifically designed for applications that require cables that can handle this level of heat. Choosing the right high temperature cables for high-heat environments reduces unnecessary replacements and avoids downtime.
Conductors in high temperature cables can be either nickel-coated copper, tinned copper or pure nickel, while the insulation material can range from rubber, PTFE tapes and mica tapes to fiberglass and ceramic braids. The cable jackets often consist of high temperature fiberglass.
With high temperature cables, as well as with a variety of high temperature sleeves and high temperature silica tapes, it is not necessary to be concerned about electrical cable failure caused by extreme heat, friction, abrasion or moisture.
The exceptional strength and insulation properties make high temperature cables perfect for:
High temperature lead cables are generally used in:
We have a wide range of quality and affordable high temperature cabling that has been designed and tested for this use. A high temperature Plenum Control Cable has temperature-tolerant plenum-rated cabling that is heat and flame resistant and is specifically designed for use in environmental air spaces and other high temperature applications. MIL-W-16878 Type E PTFE Shielded Cables are used in electronic applications where high temperatures are likely to be encountered. Both these types of high temperature cables, as well as Multi-Conductor Overall Foil and Braid Shield/Control and Instrumentation Cables, are available at Olympic Wire & Cable Corp.
Many of us remember landline phones with coiled cords as they have been with us for decades. They are a staple of many different industries, especially telecommunications.
A coiled (retractile or retractable) cord or cable is a cable that can be extended and will return to its original contracted form while minimizing the stress on the wire. Unlike many other kinds of cords, coiled cords build protection into the design itself, making them highly durable.
How coiled cords are made
Coiled cords are carefully processed and coated with plastic insulation for protection. They are covered in a special plastic that can be made into a spring or coil. The cable is then coiled and heat-treated in a variety of ways to achieve the desired results. Because of the special process by which the cords are coiled, the wires can stretch and retract as needed without undue wear on the wires held inside.
Qualities of coiled cords
Uses for coiled cords
Coiled cords are useful for carrying:
One of the most important qualities of coiled cords is the safety they provide. Its ability to stretch out and retract on their own keeps people and workplaces safer for everyone. They also help keep things running more efficiently, since coiled cords can be specifically made to carry multiple types of wires within the same piece. This not only saves space in busy or compact environments, but also helps in keeping wires more organized.
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp. manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of coiled cords. We have been serving the wire and cable industry for over 35 years, which has made us the technical experts who speak your language. For all your coiled cords needs, call 973-200-4049 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mil spec wire is a wire that is designed for military and aerospace applications in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense standards and specifications. “Mil” is the abbreviation for military specifications for wire. It is used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mil spec wires and cable are suited for demanding military electronic applications. They are ideally suited for use in extreme or demanding electronic applications and harsh environments where high frequencies and high temperatures may be encountered. Some of these applications include:
Mil spec wire works well in applications requiring high reliability where physical and environmental demands exist. However, depending on the military specification, individual Mil spec wires will have certain applications for which they work best.
Mil spec wires and cable come in a range of styles, sizes, configurations and conductors that suit a wide range of applications such as:
Types vary in specific configuration and uses to meet the requirements intended by the consumer. For example, Mil spec wires coated with PTFE have excellent and stable electrical characteristics with low power loss.
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp has been serving the wire and cable industry for over 35 years, making us the technical experts who speak your language. We manufacture and supply a range of Mil spec wires. Same day shipping is provided for most of our standard products because we understand that time is money, and that you need your cable as soon as possible. Call us today at (973) 200-4049 or email us at email@example.com.
Welding cable is the electrical conductor for the welding current. It supplies the electrical current for welding machines and is made up of fine copper strands inside a tough, synthetic or natural rubber, insulating jacket. It is specifically designed to withstand repeated movement over rough surfaces. The fine copper strands also provide more flexibility than other types of wire and the insulating jacket is designed to withstand repeated movements over rough surfaces.
Some Facts about Welding Cable
Choosing the Correct Welding Cables
Choosing the correct welding cable diameter size depends on the maximum output amperage of the welder. The more amps produced, the bigger the cable should be. For example, a fire fighting hose would require more water than a garden hose. The more water required, the larger the diameter of the hose.
To choose the correct size, 3 factors should be considered:
Olympic Wire & Cable Corp. manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of welding cables. We are technical experts and have been serving the wire and cable industry for over 35 years. For all your welding cable needs, call (973) 200-4049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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