10 Apr 2017

What Cables Should be Used in Wet Locations?

Questions are often raised about when armored or metal-clad cable can be used in wet versus dry locations What are wet, dry and damp location? The definition of a dry location according to the National Electric Code (NEC) is: A location not normally subject to dampness or wetness. Read more »

21 Feb 2017

Challenges of Installing Cable Tray in Ceilings

Over the years, electrical contractors are finding it more difficult to install wire in ceilings. Spaces are becoming tighter, with more industries attempting to occupy the same ceiling space while configurations are already tight. Read more »

8 Feb 2017

Use of Flexible Conduits in Structural Joints – AFC in a NEMA Podcast

Flexible conduit for electrical wiring installation continues to gain market acceptance. We attribute this to the ease of installation compared to traditional methods because they require less physical labor to install. Many of these installations are standard commercial and industrial applications. Read more »

19 Jan 2017

What Cables Can Be Used in Patient Care Areas?

We often get asked what types of cables can be used in healthcare settings. It’s important to use the right cable in patient care areas because the National Electrical Code (NEC) has strict requirements to ensure the safety of patients. Read more »

15 Nov 2016

2 Ways to Speed-up Handling and Installing Wire and Cable on a Jobsite

Over the past few years an aging electrical contractor population and an overall labor shortage has uncovered the need to reduce labor and speed up cable installation, ultimately reducing the total installed cost. The industry has been innovating around tools, cable types and accessories to meet this growing need. Read more »

6 Oct 2016

NEW Daylight Harvesting Wiring Methods

What is Daylight Harvesting? Daylight harvesting reduces energy consumption by using daylight in place of, or to augment, artificial lighting to illuminate a space. Lighting control systems are used to dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability. Read more »

6 Oct 2016

MCI-A Cables: The Perfect Marriage of AC and MC Style Cables

What’s the Difference Between AC and MC Cables? The current construction of Armored Cables (Type AC) that is approved by UL® 4, has an aluminum bonding wire in contact with the metal armor that provides a low-impedance ground path that is required for the proper operation of overcurrent protection devices. Read more »