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Avoid These Cable Management Mistakes

It doesn’t matter if you plan on setting up your office or a home office setup, you need to make sure that everything is properly installed. Part of that process is making sure that every cable has been properly managed.

Cable management is critical and without it, you may find yourself staring down some serious problems. Just make sure that you avoid these common mistakes when it comes to cable management.

A Lack of Support

When installing cable trunking systems like these, a common mistake is not providing proper support to the cable tray. If you don’t properly secure the cables and the tray as a whole, it could eventually lead to a collapse of those trays. Supports are easy to overlook but wind up being one of the most critical portions of a proper cable tray installation.

Supports should be installed for fittings and straight sections, especially where there are splice joints. There are some standard charts out there that show you how often you need expansion joints and to set up the proper gap for expansion connectors, hold down clamps, and more. Don’t overlook this aspect or you may be in for a rude awakening the next time you check on your cable system.

Lack of Planning

It is all too easy to look at your current setup and think about what you have to install right now. Short-term vision is something that we all have but one of the worst mistakes you can make when it comes to your cable management system is not thinking about what is to come. A lack of planning can leave you in a tight spot going forward, forcing you to backtrack and undo some of the mistakes made at the beginning.

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Make sure that you think ahead for any potential additions that may. Determine what kind of future demands you will have for cable management and organize your system to make things easier and more organized. It will not only ensure a more effective installation but allow for the easy implementation of new cables in the future.

Wrong Fill Ratio

Though it might not seem like a big deal, you definitely do not want to overload your cable management tray. If you overfill the tray, it can lead to not only poor performance, but to potential damage to the cables, and even to safety hazards. There are some standards out there that outline what size tray you should have to prevent those issues.

Low voltage cables are a little less stringent in their demand but when you deal with electrical cables, safety procedures are much more stringent for cable trunking. The goal is to prevent further issues not only with the cables but to also prevent potential safety issues for those who have to handle the cables in the future.

Picking the Wrong Tray

It isn’t as easy to pick a cable trunking tray as you might think. There are several different types available, including wire basket, solid bottom, ventilated trough, and ladder trays. It is important to know which type suits your environment best because choosing wrong can lead to potential safety hazards and unnecessary damage to the cables.

Cable volume and weight capacity of the tray have to be calculated ahead of time to know which tray is best. Solid bottom trays are really only needed where RFI/EMI shielding protection is necessary. Single conductor cables need to be installed using ventilated trough or ladder trays. Do your homework and know which tray is best for your current setup and it will become a cleaner, safer installation.

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