20 Mar 2019

Important Factors to Consider When Selecting Flexible Conduit Solutions for Rail Applications

Why are Rail standards important? The rail industry has very high standards on products used to power their infrastructure from under the carriages to in-car lighting and entertainment. Read more »

19 Dec 2017

How Can Prefabrication Speed Up Electrical Installations?

Let’s focus for a bit on how prefabrication can speed up electrical installations. Contractors working on large scale, repetitive jobs such as hotels, condos, dorms, etc. often look for ways to speed up the electrical wiring installation. Read more »

26 Sep 2017

NOTICE: Cables Exposed to Flood Waters

Armored and metal-clad cables from AFC Cable Systems® are intended for dry location use and should be replaced when exposed to extensive moisture and contamination resulting from flood waters. Electrical cable can be extremely dangerous when exposed to water. Read more »

26 Jul 2017

Can I Paint My MC Cable or Liquidtight Conduit?

Painting of AC/MC and Liquidtight cable is rooted in a history of necessity. For many years, electricians painted cables that power fire alarm systems red to differentiate them for easy identification. In the 1980’s, Fire Alarm Cable manufacturers began to pre-paint the cable red to save time on the job-site. Read more »

6 Jul 2017

What Conduit Should be Used in Extreme Temperatures?

Summer is finally starting to heat up here in the northeast. Now seems like a good time to review products that are designed for extreme temperature applications. Read more »

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 »

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 »