Cable Facts is a Belden initiative to help distributors, installers and specifiers make an informed choice when it comes to cabling. Recent years have seen the introduction of many so-called alternative cables, often at a much-reduced price. Their grades, quality and overall performance differ greatly. Although many industrial cables are not revolutionary and the technology and applications are very well established, the importance of quality and compliance remains just as critical.
The use of inferior grade cables, often unbranded and/or unapproved, can lead to system latency and downtime, signal distortion and system incompetence and major maintenance and repair costs. But most importantly: the use of poor-quality cables can be very dangerous, risking fire ignition and the spread of flames.
Risking safety at the expense of cost is not our business and it is our goal to warn all our business partners and their customers about the inferior and hazardous performance of low-quality cables. This is critical, because legislation places the responsibility of electrical performance and safety on designers and installers. In the worst case scenario, using faulty cable s could even lead to your company facing charges under the corporate manslaughter or corporate homicide act.
On this website we address the main factors that influence performance and safety of cables. You face these factors on a daily basis in relevant applications. We go in-depth to truly help you understand the effect they can have on a cable, on system performance and ultimately on your reputation. Cable Talk covers:
There are many bad cables out there, a number of good cables, but a true equivalent Belden cable can never be achieved. Be certain. Choose the Belden standard.