Cables and accessories

Everything to do with power, control and data cabling, wiring.


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Simplifying ‘Green’ cabling installations

Electrical installations have become easier and faster – allowing installers to maximise time spent in the field – thanks to the new products that have been introduced to the African market.
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Industrial robotics – from R2-D2 to artificial intelligence

Whatever people demand from an industrial robot, such is their demand from the cables.
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Cable theft solution: ‘People, Process and Technology’ implementation

Three categories of South African cable thieves have been identified – each poses a different risk and must be handled differently.
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Replacing vintage subsea cable to scenic Michigan Island

A successful project has ensured that Michigan Island (USA) visitors, residents, and businesses, have the electrical power they need for the foreseeable future.
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Protecting MV cable insulation from failure due to Partial discharge (PD)

Why cable designed to be discharge-resistant is the best for ensuring system reliability.
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What’s new in cable?

There is much more to cables than just insulated wire and this article discusses some interesting developments in the cable industry as a whole.
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Reducing failure in underground cables

Capturing partial discharge (PD) data with the ‘cable data collector’ is quick and simple.
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Cable theft solution - technical or socio-economic?

Cable theft in Tshwane (the municipality in South Africa in which Pretoria is situated) has been reduced through the implementation of a holistic strategy.
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Antimicrobial copper

Copper is a powerful antimicrobial, which quickly and continuously reduces the number of bacteria on its surface.
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Compatibility of single-mode fibre types

What happens when different types of single-mode (SM) fibres are fusion spliced together?
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Earth and cable monitor for earth connection failure

This earth and cable monitor could prevent equipment damage, injury or death in your plant due to a compromised earth continuity conductor.
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Effect of cable imports on cables market growth

A large-scale effort is needed to increase the monitoring of electrical cable imports.
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Lightning current arresters in ac and dc power systems

Special requirements for SPDs, connected to 48 Vdc power systems are defined and described in this article.
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Find the power cable fault

Power cable faults lead to power outages with clients losing minutes and money! Developing a fault finding strategy is the most important aspect in locating a power cable fault.
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Assemble cables within a power chain system

Some advice on how to Increase the life of your power chain system by correctly assembling the cables.
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Electrochemical degradation or water treeing

Short cable life, in the 1970s and 1980s, was often attributed to electrochemical degradation, more commonly known as water treeing. Current trends show significant improvements.
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Have them taped

Electric cable theft costs the South African economy billions…in rand, in power interruptions, in faulty telecommunications, in train delays – causing frustration, mayhem and disaster.
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Confuse those thieves

Bimetallic conductors offer an alternative to solid copper. They resemble copper because a steel or aluminium core has had a metallurgically bonded outer layer of copper applied which cannot be recycled and is difficult to saw off.
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