A plain English guide on the merits of cable glands and why they matter
A red cable gland. Or a red cable connector – as they call cable glands in America.
With badly managed electrical installations, we all know the repercussions too well. For example, electrical fires; your lives at risk; also, at best, confusion. Exposed ends are a no-no, whether you are dealing with electrical cables or fibre optic wiring. This is where cable glands perform a vital role.
Cable glands are used to secure and attach the end of each cable to electrical or telecommunications equipment. They provide strain relief and connections by a means which is suitable for cable types and their applications. For example: electrical power lines; data communications; instrumentation; and control systems.
In America, cable glands are known as cable connectors or fittings. We at Total Control and Distribution offer those made by Shengyang Electric. They come in various colours with various widths. The red ones are usually fireproof glands.
Cable glands come under the following standards: British Standard BS 6121; European Standard EN 50262; and VDE 0619:2005-05. They are also rated to the IP66 and IP68 standards.
WATERPROOFING YOUR CABLES
As well as protecting exposed ends, they can be waterproofed – lined with synthetic rubber or other elastomer seals. With elastomer seals or synthetic rubber, they can protect your wiring from dripping water or water pressure. There are three types of common thread. These are: Panzergewinde (PG standard); Metric thread; and National Pipe Thread (imperial measurements).
Check Out What Shengyang Has to Offer:
– Electrical cable gland wiring solution for wiring protection with R&D support
– Various industrial Nylon cable gland for various cable protection
– Various industrial Metal cable gland of different design and purpose.
– Corrugated conduit of different material for cable shielding.
– Conduit fittings for safe connection.
– Other wiring accessories to meet all your needs.