Monthly Archives: June 2020

  1. 5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Power Cords

    5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Power Cords

     

    When purchasing power cables, knowing what qualities to look out for will help you save time, money, and stress.

    1. Plug & Form Factor

    Identifying which power cords you need can be confusing. There are dozens of different NEMA & IEC jacks and plugs. The problem is even more compounded when you add-in international plugs. We have created this helpful chart to help you identify which power cord you need.

    Another consideration beyond fit is the orientation of the plug. Space-saving

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  2. Ethernet Jacket Types 101

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    Ethernet Jacket Types 101

     

    Ethernet cable jackets are made from various materials and carry different ratings assigned by the NEC. Let’s run through some commonly asked questions about these materials and NEC ratings to help answer some common questions about which material and jacket rating is used for most installations:

    What is a PVC jacket?

    Polyvinyl Chloride is the backbone material in most ethernet cable jackets. It is a high strength and flexible material, which makes it a go-to jacket for most ethernet cabling. PVC is the most common material found in the below jacket ratings. 

    What is a PE jacket?
    Polyethylene is most common with outdoor rated jackets. They are good at moisture and overall w

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  3. What You Need to Know About Data Line Surge Protection

    Data Line Surge Protection

     

    You don’t need a string of statistics to understand lightning is powerful, unpredictable, and strikes often. Take my word for it. I’ve read the “fun” facts. There is an astounding number of opportunities for mother nature to completely fry your business and home networks from both direct and indirect lightning strikes. But you can’t blame lightning for damage to modems, motherboards, serial ports, and other LAN equipment. You can’t shake a fist at mother nature for network downtime leading to a loss of business, expensive repairs/replacements, and corrupted data. What you can, and should, do is think

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