Cables and wires are integral parts of any electrical appliance. Flexible cords and cables are being applied by manufacturers to electrical equipments to connect them with a power source. Flexible cable manufacturers design the cords and intend them with electrical plug that connects to a power source. Sometimes these cords are permanently wired into a power source. Distinct types of flexible cords supplied to industries are-
- Extension cords
- Electrical cords
Manufacturers need to check that a power strip must not be linked to another power strip. The strips should be installed and applied in accordance with the instructions shared on the product label.
Design and protection of wiring is what manufacturers take as a big deal. A receptacle outlet has to be installed where flexible cords having attachment plugs are used.
Temporary electrical lights and power that operate at 600V or less have to be applied only in following situations –
- During remodeling
- During repair or demolition work
- During maintenance
- During emergencies
- During short period events like Christmas decoration, carnivals, etc.
If you ever visit a store to purchase any flexible cord, make sure that the cords and cables are not having sharp damaged corners, doorways, and other pinch points. You can use cable ties, straps, staples and other fittings and accessories to support cable assemblies and flexible cords. You can even protect them against any damage by using these assemblies; however, you need to make sure that you use them in a way that they won’t damage the cord’s insulation properties.
Where flexible cords and cables can be used?
There are different industry applications for flexible cords and cables, including –
- Connecting portable lamps and appliances
- Wiring fixtures
- Connecting portable signs
- Elevator cables
- Connecting fixed equipment
- Wiring cranes and hoists
- Preventing vibration or noise
- Temporary wiring
- Connecting moving parts
- Data processing cables quality approved for data processing systems
What are the don’ts for flexible cords?
There are certain things not to do with flexible cords.
- You should not use flexible cords and cables in place of fixed wiring
- You should not run your flexible cords and cables through holes in ceilings, floors, and walls and doorways or windows
- You should not attach flexible cords and cables to building surfaces
All the guidelines shared above are issued by Flexible Cable Manufacturers and if you don’t want to encounter any kind of trouble, follow them wisely!