Archives for October 2014

Multi-conductor Wire overview and what’s available

Just wanted to throw out a reminder that we have multi-conductor cables in a wide variety of gage sizes, shielding and jacket materials.

Applications for multi-conductor cables include computers, communications, sound, audio, instrumentation, data and some HVAC applications. These cables are designed to reduce hum, crosstalk and noise.

Let’s take a look a few different examples from our YouTube channel.

And sometimes you may need a direct burial cable.

As you noticed we stock the Tappan brand for the multiconductor cables. They’ve been around since 1978 and manufactured in New York so you know your installing a quality, American made, UL listed cable. Recently Southwire has purchased Tappan, you not only have the quality of a Tappan cable but the backing of a great company.

For more pricing and availability on Tappan multiconductor cable check us out. Thanks!



Easiest way to field install fiber optic connectors

If you’re a contractor and looking to expand your business by offering fiber optic networking, it’s definitely an easier process than what it once was. Gone are the days of syringing, baking, polishing and pulling your hair out. AFL has taken care of that part of the fiber connectorization process and left us with the easy part. Let’s hear a word from the manufacture about their FAST connectors.

FASTConnect field-installable connectors are factory pre-polished connectors that completely eliminate the need for hand polishing in the field. Proven mechanical splice technology ensuring precision fiber alignment, a factory pre-cleaved fiber stub and a proprietary index-matching gel combine to offer an immediate low loss termination to either single-mode or multimode optical fibers.

FASTConnect connectors are compatible with 250µm and 900µm optical fibers, as well as 900µm, 2mm and 3mm cordage. All primary fiber types are supported, and each connector is color coded per industry-standard requirements to aide in identification during and after installation. A factory-installed wedge clip (included with each connector) is removed and discarded upon completion of the termination. Incorporated into this device is an innovative, translucent wedge enabling the use of a common VFI to provide a “pass/fail” signal once physical contact is achieved.

The AFL FAST Connector sounds great, let’s take a look at how to install these connectors on the cable.

Whoa! That is easy. If your current need is to connectorize a few strands and you don’t need to install fiber again for who knows how long, you might want to consider a pre-terminated cable for a pull, plug and play solution.

If you have any questions or need an estimate contact Mercy Salinas at EX232 888-797-3697.