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UL Cable Marking Explained

In this weeks’ Blog I am going to show you how easy it is to understand UL ratings on Cable.  This is often an area of confusion as we have the BS Standard CSA (Canadian Standards Association) & UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Ratings it’s hard to know where to start of which standard to adopt. For many […]

Requirements & Acceptance for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies – Driving Test!

Many of my previous blogs have referred to the design or products used in interconnection and cable assemblies. This week I want to talk about the standards used in wire and cable assembly. Many people working in electronics assembly design & manufacture are familiar with the IPC 610 Standard (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies) however; the […]

FIA rejects CCA Cables from Cat 5E & Cat 6 cables

As first reported by my colleagues over the pond, the FIA have released a white paper on the use of CCA (Copper Clad Aluminium) cables in Ethernet cables (pdf). In the last couple of years those of us in the networking interconnection industry have seen the introduction of CCA cables largely because of the downward pressure […]


Def-Std & Din-Std Cable

A Blog on Def-Std & Din-Std 47100 Cable Have you considered using LiYcY Cable rather than Def-Std?  It comes in Grey & Black and is a great alternative with non-repeated colour cores. Why change?  Well let’s say you have two similar cables for a device and as part of the technical log you have to list the […]