Whatever the job requires, whether it be cable protection, cable identification, coaxial cables, ethernet cable, cable ties, handling, or cable clips, Moserrc range of cable accessories and cable management has a solution to meet your needs.
Cable clips are a necessity for any desk, office or toolbox! Keep all your cables tidy with easy to use clips that come in a range of sizes and colours....
What are cable clips/clamps?
Cable clips & cable clamps are small and large holders that will put your cables and wires in a neat position. A large variety of clips & clamps are available at RS and they have plenty of tasks. Some of our cable clips & cable clamps are designed specifically for industrial use and home use. Sometimes cable clips & clamps will have screws and some may even have nails or have the feature to just clip the wire in.
How do they work?
Clips & clamps work in very many different ways. Most likely the clip will have screws to be able to screw the wire into place via another bracket, although this isnt always the case. RS have over 600 types & they include some that you can hammer into the wall with one nail or stick down with a self-adhesive. Some cable clips & cable clamps will be for specific cables with certain dimensions, for example, some clips will only support wires in the 7mm range. Others might support cables measuring 5mm, 14.5mm or 34mm. Sometimes clips can be adjusted to fit more than one measurement of cable. These might fit 3mm to 7mm or 15mm to 25mm.
Smaller clips might come in a pack of 50-100 and come in colours of white and black.
What are the different types?
There are plenty of clips & clamps to satisfy your needs. Listed below are some of the most commonly used cable clips & cable clamps.
P-Type - The P-Type clip is a widely used clip in the industrial workplace. Its very easy to use and only requires one screw to connect it and hold the cable securely. This can be used for earth cables, cables with sleeving, co-axial cables and plenty more. P-Type clips are a mix of plastic and metal and are usually found in the colours black and silver.
Saddle Clamp - The saddle clamp is the go-to clamp for most people. They tend to be made from metal for heavy-duty use with some being made of plastic. Theyre easy to use & fix to the wall with two screws that also clamp the saddle down.
Cable Clips - These guys tend to be for smaller use around the home and office. They are normally made of a plastic material with 1 nail. They come in white and grey colours and are very convenient for fixing small cables and mains. These clips are great for any electrical work.
Things to consider when buying
When buying cable clamps & cable clips there are certain things to consider.
Firstly you should think about what clip or clamp would best suit your need. For example, you wouldnt use the industrial clips for clearing up your TV cables.
Size is very important too. Clips are usually measured in mm. They can range in size from 1.6mm going up to 80mm.
Cable crimpers are a crimping tool allowing wires to be easily terminated to screw terminals. A reliable connection is required in electronic circuitry, cable crimpers provide a precise connection between wires and connectors. Standard crimp tools can work around different sizes, whereas specialised versions are linked to their corresponding connectors, such as BNC connectors, to 55.Types Hand crimp tool Hydraulic versions Plier type Ratchet toolUses A well-engineered and well-executed crimp is designed to be gas-tight, which prevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the metals Used by Engineers, mechanics and electricians
From professional electricians or electronic prototyping, a reliable set of cable cutters or pliers should always be at hand and are an essential tool for any tool box. These cutters are used for cutting and stripping wire of all shapes and sizes such as aluminium, copper wire and piano wire. Cable cutters are also used to cut thicker plastic insulated cables if they are made up of multiple wires. The RS range of wire cutters also features ergonomic designs for comfort and confidence.
With models available for shear, flush and diagonal cutting, our cable cutter range also includes solutions for 1000 Volt insulated wire cutting and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) environments. Our electrically insulated cutters mean they are safe to use on electrical, electronic equipment and electric cable and can be used on live wires up to 1000 volts making this type of cutter ideal for electricians.
Other features can include ergonomic handles for a more comfortable hold and grip and high performance cutting edges due to the steel blade. Cutting capacity can range from 0.4mm to 600mm which shows whether the cable cutters are suitable for soft, medium or hard wires. The jaws are opened and closed by using the handles and some have been specially designed for flush cutting.
Always be careful not to force the cutters through material that is too hard for them to cut as this could damage the blades.
Cable joints are a cost effective way of reducing the time which is lost in the process of electrical cable jointing. The purpose of a cable jointer is to lay, joint, terminate and repair underground power cable, they essentially lay new power cables through underground pipes and terminate them at electrical equipment.Uses for Cable JointsThere are various types of cable joints available which will suit various applications, including: Cable Jacket Repair Steel wire Armoured Cable UnshieldedTypes Full kits, including sleeves, resin bags, cable ties etc. Various joint types (branch, multiple branch, straight) Halogen free versions available
Cable label printer accessories are equipment needed to make a cable label printer function. A cable label printer is a printer that has been created to print labels, tags or bar codes on self-adhesive labels for affixing to wiring harnesses and connectors to help them be identified later, which can save significant time when re-wiring an electrical or network installation....
How do cable label printers work?
Label printers use a variety of label materials, including paper and synthetic polymers (plastic) to print self-adhesive labels. Several types of print mechanisms are also used, including laser and impact printing, but thermal printer mechanisms are probably the most common.
Heat shrink marker sleeves
Heat shrink marker sleeves are used to identify cables and wires. They are made from fire retardant material and resist smudging to ensure that the users labels are consistently free from smears.
Refill labels are typically made from self-laminating vinyl with an acrylic adhesive that allows the user to easily refill the accessory with more labels.
Cable lacing is a cable management technique in which thin cord is used to bind a wiring harness together. It was traditionally used in the telecommunications industry, and is still used in some modern applications because it does not create any obstruction along the length of a cable, avoiding the handling problems encountered with cables tied with plastic bindings, such as cable ties. How does cable lacing work?Cable laces are a thin cord used to join cables together with a series of stitches or knots. When it comes to the cable lacing process itself, there are a range of different styles, including traditional running lock stitches; continuous lacing made from a series of overhand knots; and spot ties, which combine clove hitches with reef knots to bind the lace together. Types of cable lacingWaxed cord is the most traditional kind of cable lace. Modern flat lace tapes are made from a variety of materials, including nylon, polyester, Teflon or fibreglass.
Cable marker accessories are designed to help you use cable marker devices effectively. Typically cable markers can be made out of of cloth, nylon, polyester, steel, or vinyl.
Types of cable markers
Dot matrix labels are designed specifically for use with a printer known as a dot matrix.
Self-laminating labels have a clear section that laminates to protect the printed area of a label from exposure to contaminants like oil and water.
Thermal printers use thermal transfer ribbons to make wire markers such as tags and wraps.
Embossing tape is made for labelling jobs in the factory or on-site to provide easy and permanent cable identification. The tape helps in the marking process to make a permanent, deep surface mark which is resistant to weather extremes, high levels of UV light and corrosion.
Label printer cleaning pens
Cleaning pens are used to clean across the entire print head surface, irrespective of the type of label printing material used.
Cable markers are used to identify and label wire or cables, conduit and bundles. They are important when building or setting up equipment to ensure safe and effective maintenance system updates in the future.There is a large variety of markers available that are manufactured to suit different industries and applications. They vary in size, colour, material and affixing method. Many are colour coded to the international resistor colour code.Wire and cable markers are commonly manufactured from PVC, polyolefin, vinyl, nylon, polyester and steel. The material is important because the marking has to be repeated if it cannot withstand the environment. Types of cable markersTo select the type of marker you require, it is important to consider the following information:
Pre or post termination application
Size of the wire
Environment of the marker and what conditions it needs to withstand
Equipment and tools available to apply the markers
If you require pre-printed, printable or write-on markers
Markers are categorised by their affixing method:
Adhesive and self-laminatingIdeal for use with wires that have already been terminated. They easily wrap around the wire and cover the marker with a clear protective layer. They can be written on by hand or used with a label printer.
Clip and slide onThese markers are colour-coded and pre-printed with letter, numbers and symbols. They are provided as single characters that can be combined to create a legend. They are cut in different shapes such as straight or chevron cut to fit together. Slide on markers must be applied pre-termination whereas clip-on markers can be applied before or after termination. They can be applied by hand or installation tools can assist mounting.
Heat shrinkHeat shrink cable markers manufactured from polyolefin are flexible, durable and will not fall off once installed. They're applied pre-termination and are available pre-printed with standard letters, numbers and symbols. Or blank to be used with compatible laser printer systems.
Tie onTie on tags and markers are used with larger bundles and cables. They are commonly blank plates/tags that can be used with slide on markers, printers or handwritten, then mounted using cable ties. Their design allows them to be manufactured from robust materials including metal that are highly resistant and suited for use in harsh environments.
Cable marking kits contain different coloured cable markers that are used to label cables and wires. You might find it helpful to organise your wire/cables by labelling them so that you can easily see which one is which. Cable marking kits are ideal for use in on-site electrical installations, services or repairs....
How to fit and use cable markers
Cable markers can be fitted quickly to your wire or cable at any point in the wiring process and without the need for tools. The cable markers are colour coded and feature a range of letters, numbers and symbols for easy labelling.
Different types of cable marking kits
Choose from different types of markers in these cable marking kits:
Marking tape dispensers – a compact and robust dispenser that holds self-adhesive tape. To use, you pull the tape out and cut it to your desired length. Compatible refill rolls are available.
Clip-on markers – markers with each of the most commonly used characters, numbers or symbols. They feature a locking system equivalent to closed rings. You simply clip them on to your cable or wire.
Cable retainers are small devices designed to hold your cables neatly, securely and safely. This can help to reduce the risk of trips caused by loose or trailing cables by keeping them tidily. This makes cable retainers ideal for use around the home, at the office or in the workplace....
How to use a cable retainer?
Cable retainers have 'snap-fit' grooves where your cables simply click into place. They can be used alone or inside cable trunking– an enclosure for managing cables. Cable trunking is also used to keep your cables tidy, protects them from heat and dust and provides space for other electrical equipment.
Different types of cable retainers
Cable retainers are usually made out of rubber or uPVC because they're non-conductive and fire retardant materials. Look out for stand-alone designs or styles which can be attached to the wall using screws. There are also cable retainers which are specifically designed (thin and rectangular) to fit into cable trunking.
Cable separators are great pieces of equipment for organisation and safety. Cables can be a major issue when a lot is needed in environments such as offices or sound studios. These cable separators work by grouping various types of cables together, then evenly distributing them in a tidy and organised manor to their destination.Uses Perfect for situations which require many long cables Keeps floor space tidy and removes possible tripping hazardTypes Models which cover single and double cables Various types of plastic available, including Nylon and PVC
What is a Cable sleeve?Cable sleeves or sheathing offer protection for cables from abrasive environments whilst also optimising space, they can be used to bundle cables together or insulate a single cable. Their use is ideal for avoiding tangles, hiding unsightly cables and can make a cable area safe. A sleeve can be flexible, solid, expandable, braided or mesh, in fact they are available in multiple materials, shapes and sizes. RS offer a wide range of sleeving which can be durable and versatile.Types of cable sleeving:Flexible sleeving can be used where movement of the cable is needed, these sleeves can be used to bundle wires and cables together. Flexibility may be needed for longer cables, and these types of sleeves are often in a braid, heat shrink tubing can also be used. Heat shrink tubing is available in a multitude of colours which can be used for colour coding several cables at a time. For all electrical needs, flexible tubing ensures the cables are protected and prevents flattening. PET sleeving often has a gloss finish and is made up of woven plastic, this allows it to expand allowing protection for multiple cables. Materials:A wide range of materials are also available for your sleeving needs, for example, PVC insulation can be flame retardant. It can also be resistant to abrasion, resistant to certain chemicals, making it tough with durability. Fibreglass is ideal for high temperatures, flexibility and insulation. A range of metals are also available, their use is often for factory or food-processing areas where stainless steel is predominately used. Dependant on the metal its uses may be to prevent tarnish, oxidation and prolong life expectancy. Silicone and Rubber provide insulation and form a tough durable form of protection.
Cable sleeving kits are used to protect and neatly store your cables and wires of different lengths, shapes and sizes....
Why are cable sleeving kits beneficial?
Cables and wires can easily tangle and are prone to damage from being stood on or from the outside elements. Cable sleeving is important as is protects your cables and wires from electrical, mechanical, environmental and chemical damage.
Different types of cable sleeving kits
Cable sleeving is made from materials such as PVC and steel, which do not break or crack. The kits can vary from boxed dispensers with reels of sleeving to carry cases with pre-cut pieces of sleeving of different sizes and lengths.
Common types of cable sleeving include:
Heat shrink tubing – provides electrical insulation and mechanical protection. Due to the availability of different colours, heat shrink can also be used to colour code wires for easy identification. When heated, heat shrink conforms to the cable it surrounds.
Braided sleeving – lightweight and flexible and can provide protection for bundles of cables. The special structure of the braiding keeps out moisture and dirt making it suitable for vehicle manufacturing and robotics.
Cable sleeving tape, or harness tape, is a type of electrical insulation tape that's used to protect and bundle wire. It's made from high-quality materials, such as polyester, with a strong synthetic-based adhesive that holds up well against heat and abrasion....
Cable sleeving tape applications
Cable sleeving tape can be used for a variety of applications at home and at work. It's most commonly used for cable harnessing (bundling wires together) in the automotive industry. The hot melt or heat shrink tape variety is also useful as a protective wrap on cables and irregular shapes where heat-shrink sleeves(a shrinkable plastic tube used to insulate wires) is difficult to apply.
Features and benefits of cable sleeving tape
Features and benefits of cable sleeving table include:
Offers strong adhesive capabilities that are resistant to heat
Can generally be removed from smooth surfaces cleanly
Easy to handle – flexible, soft and can be torn by hand
Long-lasting performance – doesn't rot or age
Comes in different thickness for different applications
Cable sleeving tools are needed to execute the sleeving process.What are cable sleeving tools used for?cable sleeving refers to the additional protection measure added to wires in the form of an outer layer to prevent them from coming into contact with each other, which causes short circuits. Cable sleeves also offer protection against extreme temperatures or liquid spillage, which may cause damage to wires.Types of cable sleeving toolsCable sleeving tools include various trimmers, cutters, mesh material loops, plastic cable coatings, pins and pliers:
Wire loom assists are most common in home and office environments. The cable sleeving tools required include wire loom tubing and flame retardant materials.
Conduit sleeving tools are suitable for larger application wire management where optical-electrical and communication cables need to be routed underground or outside.
Braided sleeving tools are used to bundle multiple cables and wires, where the sleeve materials can be made of metal, fibreglass, plastic, Teflon or nylon.
Spiral wrapping tools are inserted to control where the wire enters or exits the wrap. The tools used are minimal as the wires are slipped easily between the wrap's coils.
Cable spiral wrap is a type of expandable tube that conveniently and easily provides a way to protect and organise cables. They are available in a range of sizes and multiple sizes to suit the environment and bundles it is used with.Why should I use it?It is important to protect wires and hoses as it can increase a products lifespan and reduce the risk of accidental tripping.MaterialsSpiral wrap is available in many different materials and selected depending on the application. The main uses for each material include:
Metal detectable PE – For use in food and beverage production industry.
Nylon – Abrasion resistant and self-extinguishing.
Polyethylene (PE) – Cost effective material. A flame retardant version is available.
Polypropylene (PP) – Halogen free and self-extinguishing
PTFE – For high-temperature applications with the widest operating temperature range.
Features and Benefits
Quick and easy to use
Cables can be branched out at any point
Available in various colour and sizes
UsesIt is commonly used for:
Office environments to organise wires from computers
Bundle hoses together in an automotive application
Prevent pets chewing cables.
What is a Cable Storage Rack and Dispenser?A cable storage rack and dispenser is used to both store and dispense reels of cable and wires.How do they work?From heavy duty racks designed to be stacked to give optimum storage for your cables, with fully adjustable height position hanging rods and a simple assembly design, to bench top cable dispensers ideal for areas where space is limited, these racks and dispensers are ideal for all your cables and wires.Features and Benefits Ideal for different types and sizes of cable and wire Easy to assemble storage racks Adjustable hanging rails Compact in size Lightweight for manoeuvrabilityWhere would you use one? Factories Workshops Garages
Cable stripper accessories include replacement, spare and extra parts for use with ribbon cable cutters, automatic wire strippers or cable strippers – small, hand-held devices used to strip the electrical insulation from wires. They're designed to make the cable stripping process easier and more effective....
Cable stripper applications
Ensuring your cable or wire stripper is in top working order is important because it strips insulation from your wire without damaging the wire. A blunt blade or faulty part can cause damage to your wire.
Types of cable stripper accessories
Choose from replacement, spare and extra parts, depending on your needs. Cable stripper accessories include:
Blades – varying sizes and shapes for when your cutter or stripper blade is blunt from use. New, sharp blades reduce friction for easier wire stripping, and the blades can be quickly changed or adjusted.
Jaws – metal parts used to hold/clamp the wire. Replacement jaws are usually for use with automatic wire strippers.
Cassettes – enables rapid changes between different cable types. You don't have to readjust your tool every time to switch cables. Instead slot in a pre-adjusted memory cassette in your tool.
Cable tie assemblies are usually used for fixing and bundling cables within the automotive and electrical industry. They're ideal for keeping cables neat and tidy and for fastening items together....
Cable tie assembly applications and types
Cable ties can help organise wiring systems by grouping cables together. They're usually made from durable nylon which can be used both indoors and outdoors. You can use cable ties for organising wires behind your computer desk or in household repairs. Choose from different cable tie assemblies, including:
Cable tie kits – cases containing cable tiescable tie bases (used to mount cable ties to walls) and cable tie pliers (for tightening and cutting cable ties).
Cable ties with edge clips – cable ties with clips that can be mounted on panels.
How to use cable ties
Cable ties are very easy to use. You simply wrap the tie around the items you want to bundle or hold together, insert the pointed end of the cable tie into the locking piece and pull until its tightened. Once the cable is tight and secure you can then cut off the excess loose end.
Cable tie mounts, also known as bases, act as a fixing element for a cable tie to any surface. They assist with mounting wires and cables to walls, structures or panels. They are designed to hold cable ties that are a specific width and are selected by the maximum and minimum cable tie width it can accept. Mounts are available in different sizes, materials and designs provide a range of ways to fix cable ties.MaterialThe material of the mount has to be suited to the environment it is used in. Most are manufactured from nylons, allowing them to be tough with good heat and chemical resistance.There are some more specialist mounts available, for example: Stainless steel mounts that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Blue metal detectable polypropylene for use in the food manufacturing industry.DesignsThe mounts can be attached to a surface by three main methods, either fixing with a screw, self-adhesive or push in. Some mounts are fixed either way. As well as the affixing method, the design of the amount can help determine the best area for it to be used in. Some of the most common designs are:Self-Adhesive MountsSelf-adhesive mounts offer immediate adhesion and do not require any tools for affixing. 2-way/4-way mount - Square low profile mounts that can be available as 2 or 4 way so that the tie can be fixed in the direction required. Commonly available with the option of screw mounting as well. The low profile design makes them ideal for use in confined spaces and domestic applications. Flexible mount - designed to be used with convex or concave surfaces.Screw MountsEasy to install and creates a long-lasting, strong fixing. Some are suitable for heavy-duty applications. Cradle mount - provides a secure fixing with a stand-off mount from the surface. Saddle mount - give maximum stability to fixings. Eyelet mount – small and ideal for restricted spaces.Push in MountsDesigned for use with panels or walls with pre-drilled holes. Arrowhead mount Fir Tree mount Masonry mount
Cable tie tensioning tools are used to precisely tension ties that hold cables together. These tools are designed for very specific tasks. For instance, some cable tie guns are designed to operate in areas without access to electricity while others are suitable for use in hard to reach areas.What are cable tie tensioning tools used for?Cable tie tensioning tools have a significant role to play in securing cables to not only ensure proper function and preserve the integrity of cables, but also to meet industry codes. They are built to perform their functions with minimal effort from the user while staying functional even after long-term use. Most versions are fitted with a cutting blade used to trim off excess cable tie after tensioning.Types of cable tie tensioning toolsCable tie tensioning tools are designed to work with the different materials, such as nylon and stainless steel, used to make cable ties. They are usually provided with replaceable blades and controls that allow you to adjust the tensioning force exerted on the cable ties.
There are many different types of cable ties on the market today, they come in different colours, materials, lengths and widths. Cable ties can also be known as wire ties, zip ties or hose ties.The fasteners are a low-cost item which has many uses including holding things together such as cables. They are ideal for having in any tool box.Cable ties are generally single-use devices; they are cut off rather than loosened and reused. If a closed loop needs to be opened again, rather than destroying the cable tie by cutting, it may be possible to release the ratchet from the rack. While some cable ties are designed for reuse with a tab that releases the ratchet, usually a sewing needle or a small screwdriver needs to be inserted between the ratchet and the rack.Ties reused in this way are weaker than new ones. For more information on how to choose the type cable ties that most suit your needs, you can consult our bespoke Cable Ties Guide.How to use a cable tieCable ties are simple to use and remove.Insert the pointed end of the tie into the head of the tie. The teeth of the cable tie catches, pull the head to tighten as far as it goes.If the tie does not lock, undo and turn the tie over. It will only tighten if inserted the right way.If you do not want to re-use the tie, you can cut the end to give a tidier look.Examples of different cable ties
Coloured cable ties: Using coloured cable ties is a great way to identify cable groups.
Marker Ties: These can be written on to identify what the tie is holding.
Releasable cable ties: These are generally more expensive than those for single use. The catch that is fitted to the head can be released to stop the teeth biting into the head. You can use the ties many times but not forever as they will still stretch and break over time.
Uses for cable tiesThere are endless uses for cable ties.Generally, they are used to tie cables and wires together, but other uses can include training plants, securing zips, identifying keys, securing loose items when transporting, unclog sinks or even for childproofing cupboards.
Cable tool kits are usually used by electricians for electrical wiring – the installation of electrical cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets and light fittings. Common applications include cutting or joining cables and wires together....
The benefits of using cable tool kits
Cable tool kits are designed to make electrical wiring processes easier, safer and quicker. Look out for cable tool kits with pouches or carry boxes for keeping your tools close at hand.
Types of cable tool kits
Choose from different types of cable tool kits, including:
Cable splicer's kit – ideal for joining two cables together. The three-piece kit includes a knife, scissors and belt pouch.
Cable installer's kit – including different tools designed for us by electricians and electronic technicians when installing cables.
Electrical conduits – tubes used to protect and route electrical wiring in a building or structure. They're made from polyamide and are flame retardant and resistant to chemicals and oils.
Heat shrink tubing is a type of extruded plastic tube that reduces in size when heated to a pre-determined shrink ratio to fit a specific application. A sleeve should be selected in a size larger than required to cover both the wire and components it is to be used with, before being shrunk to fit. Once fitted, the sleeve provides long lasting durability. For help selecting the right size heat shrink tubing, please see our heat shrink guide.Materials and TypesHeat shrink is available in various different materials, colours, sizes and shrink ratios to suit the application required. Some are available with an adhesive lining that helps to bond the tubing with the cables and components. Polyolefin is the most common material as it is highly durable and can withstand high temperatures without a restricted shelf life. They are also manufactured from PVC, fluoropolymer, neoprene and elastomeric materials. The material is often cross linked to assist with the tubing shrinking back to its original dimensions.The pre-determined shrink ratio, for example, 2:1 or 3:1, is the measurement of how small the sleeve goes in comparison to its expanded size. When the number is higher in the shrink ratio the greater the shrinkage. It allows a precise, secure fit that does not come off easily. ApplicationsHeat shrink tubing is versatile and easy to use therefore it can be applied in an assortment of applications, the most common uses being:
Electrical insulation – covering joints and repairs
Strain relief – relieving pressure from the cable
Wire bundling – in harness building and cable organisation
Environmental and mechanical protection – preventing damage from abrasion, moisture, dust and chemicals
Identification – the wide range of colours the tubing is manufactured in allows it to be used for colour coding and component ID
InstallationWhen selecting the right size tubing, you should consider the maximum and minimum diameter of what you are covering. Use this information to check against the recovered diameter (the diameter after shrinking) and expanded diameter (the pre-shrinkage diameter) of the sleeve. You can cut most tubing to a suitable length using standard scissors. The unshrunk tubing can be slid over the area or objects it is to cover. Then with a hand held heat gun or heat shrink oven, the sleeve is shrunk tightly. To prevent uneven shrinkage or overheating, check the recommended heating temperature beforehand.
Hook and loop fasteners are used for bundling cables and wiresspecifically fibre optic cables(thin flexible fibres with a glass core). They can be used for a variety of applications and settings, wherever there are cables, including in homes, workshops and offices....
Features and benefits of hook and loop fasteners
Hook and loop fasteners are usually made from fabric with a loop and velcro fastening. This is ideal for bundling fibre optic cables because it holds them securely without damaging them; the fasteners are designed to not over bend, crush or kink the fibre optic cables.
Hook and loop fasteners come in a variety of colours so you can identify different cables easily. They are reusable and are suitable for large cable bundles.
Why use a hook and loop fastener?
Bundling cables with a hook and loop fastener can not only keep them organised but helps with safety because you're less likely to trip over a cable if it's neatly tied away.
Solder sleeve kits contain an assortment of different sized solder sleeves– clear, heat-shrinkable tubing used to insulate and contain wire connections without the need for soldering ironsor crimping tools....
Why are solder sleeves important?
Solder sleeves form connections between two wires protecting them from moisture, strain and environmental damage.
How does a solder sleeve work
Solder sleeves are made from a heat-shrinkable jacket, a pre-fluxed solder ring in the middle and two outer thermoplastic sealing rings. The solder ring in the middle melts to make a mechanical connection, while the outside waterproof rings prevent water from coming in.
First, strip the insulating coating from the ends of your wires. Then feed one wire in one end of the solder sleeve, so that the stripped end is in the centre under the solder ring. Then put the other wire in the other end so that the stripped ends are overlapping. Finally, use a device like a slow-output blow torch to heat the solder sleeve. It will shrink around the two wires and ensure the connection is secure.
Solder sleeves are primarily used to attach a ground wire (lead) to the shielding braid of a shielded cable by means of a shrinkable tubing assembly having an integral solder preform.Solder sleeves are also used to splice two or more conductors together in a parallel configuration. Solder sleeves simplify product assembly and come pre-assembled with an outer heat-shrinkable jacket, pre-fluxed solder, thermoplastic sealing rings, and pre-installed ground leads that ensures completely insulated and strain relieved connections.
What are wire strippers?
Wire strippers are a hand-held tool designed to remove insulation or outer sheath from electrical wires. There are various types available from stripping the cable to cutting copper and conduit. Each is made with high-quality components to produce the best wire stripper tool for your application.
What are they also known as?
Cable wire strippers
Why would you need wire strippers?
Wire strippers are an essential tool for any electrician or mechanical engineer. Wire strippers create a neat and tidy cut to reveal wires, ready to be soldered or have a connector attached.
What are the different types?
Adjustable stripper; self-adjusting stripper with the ability to crimp, strip and snip wires. Designed with precision and made to last.
Triple action wire stripper; Professional heavy-duty cable strippers with unique spiral-cutting facility rotary, linear or spiral cut. These tools embody unique spiral-strip selector for hard-to-strip insulations like butyl and rubber.
Wire stripper pliers; V-shaped stripping jaws for removing plastic insulation from single and multicore conductors. Available with VDE handles
Sheath stripper; Simple rotary action cutter and stripper perfect for 2-core and 3-core mains cables and leads. Produces safe ring-of-cut for outer and inner insulation on all types of flexible cable
Pistol wire stripper; Wire stripper with a self-adjusting blade, compound stripping action plus it grips and strips in on the motion
Automatic wire stripper; Cuts and strips insulation from a range of wire sizes in one operation. A single squeeze of handles opens and closes the synchronised jaws and strips insulation clean
Manual wire stripper; Made for regular use across various applications offers a spring loaded self-opening handle and safety lock.
Steel armoured cable stripper; Ideal for slitting the corrugated copper, steel or aluminium armour layer on fibre feeder, central tube, stranded loose tube fibre optic cables and other armoured cables.
Who would use a wire stripper?
Wire strippers are primarily used by electricians or mechanics but are equally at home in any DIY toolbox.
What wire stripping range is available?
We offer wire stripper tools capable of stripping from 0 mm² to 50 mm²
We offer a variety of wire strippers in various styles. Ideal for electrical cable installations, telecommunications and DIY applications