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Understanding Wire & Cable Specifications

Would you believe that not everyone I encounter daily has a detailed understanding of cable specs? Okay, so I’ll admit, it takes a special kind of commitment (read: madness) to retain an encyclopaedic knowledge of wire and cable terminology. It’s a fact – manufacturers love their acronyms and abbreviations. Good luck trying to understand a [...]

By |2018-10-03T09:41:39+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

Stranded Wire vs Solid Wire: Which is best?

SPOILER ALERT – there’s no right answer! Your decision on which wire or cable is right for your needs, as is often the case, depends entirely on what, where, when and how you’ll be using it. Continuing our 2018 educational series, we turn our attention this time to the great debate (that no-one’s having), stranded [...]

By |2018-07-20T13:18:38+00:00July 20th, 2018|Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tired of Price Fluctuations? Cop a load of this

In my last blog post, ‘Beat the system: Don't let supplier lead times slow your progress’ I invited suggestions on what topics you, the readers, would like to see covered in our educational blog series. The most common response we received centred around Price. More specifically, price fluctuations: “Why does the price of wire and [...]

By |2018-06-07T12:08:36+00:00June 7th, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

Beat the system: How to avoid supplier lead times slowing your progress

Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes the expectation of me heading outdoors to tackle this overgrown jungle I call a yard. Thanks Spring! Continuing our 2018 educational series, it’s high time we put lead-times under the microscope. More specifically, why (oh why) do you endure lengthy lead times, and how can you beat [...]

By |2018-06-07T12:11:45+00:00June 1st, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

What is Mil-Spec? Where did it come from?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this question. I would have exactly twelve dollars. Okay, so while the engineering fraternity is generally well-versed in this technical lexicon, I meet numerous people in both governmental and commercial organizations who are fortunate enough not to have endured lengthy briefing sessions on interoperability [...]

By |2018-03-05T12:02:09+00:00March 5th, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

Engineers: How Better Spec’ing at The Outset Can Mean Fewer Headaches Later

“I want to write more specs.” Said no-one ever. If, like me, you’ve spent any amount of time in the cost engineering field, you will at some point have fallen victim to cost overruns, scheduling delays and inventory bottlenecks - complete with the frustrating experience of the construction process grinding to a halt. It happens. [...]

By |2018-03-05T11:34:06+00:00March 5th, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

How to Sleeve Cables

  As we’ve already established, cabling management is important. Sleeving cables is quite popular amongst those in the computer world and although it is usually done to make them look better, it can also improve air flow and even decrease system temperatures in poorly cooled systems. We’ve put together this guide to help you sleeve [...]

By |2016-12-21T15:31:30+00:00December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing the right cables for your data center

If you’ve read our top tips for managing data center cables, and let’s face it, you really should have, you’ll know that cabling is very important when it comes to data center infrastructure. Aside from having neat and tidy cabling, it’s also crucial to ensure your data center is using the right cabling. Choosing the [...]

By |2016-11-23T13:17:07+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Top Tips For Managing Data Center Cables

Managing data center cables Data centers can be of critical importance to the smooth-running of a business. In the digital world we now live in, data center failure can stop a business in its tracks. Therefore, it’s surprising that many businesses still have issues due to improper cabling. Some may even regale new employees with [...]

By |2016-09-27T07:55:23+00:00September 21st, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

How to Maintain Fiber Optic Connectors

Contents Introduction How do fiber optics become dirty? Why clean fiber optic connectors? Tools you will need Things you should always do What not to do Conclusion Introduction Unfortunately, fiber optic connectors have a terrible immune system and are highly susceptible to contamination or dirt.  Getting into the habit of cleaning optical cables is a [...]

By |2016-09-14T12:14:54+00:00September 14th, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Cable Glossary

There are hundreds of different types, definitions and classifications of cable and naturally, that presents a problem when trying to make a purchase - having to navigate a veritable ocean of jargon. That's why we at WAVE have compiled this useful guide to assist you through the process and shed some light on the words [...]

By |2016-09-14T11:21:51+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on Cable Glossary

A/V Cable Guide

Wading through the myriad of different connector types and cables can be a headache at the best of times and with so many different types and permutations of cable connector, it can be easy to get your wires in a bunch. Here we have a preliminary guide to assist you through the ever expanding universe [...]

By |2016-09-14T11:31:43+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on A/V Cable Guide