How To Know If You Have Chosen High-Quality Cables?
The question, “Is this the best quality cable?” and the follow-up question, “How do I know that this is a good quality cable?”, are by far the most frequently asked questions we receive. In this article, we’ll outline some general principles for evaluating the quality of the cable.
As a general rule of thumb, a high-quality cable is one that performs well, is built to withstand normal (and even extreme) use without breaking, and does the job for which it was created.
So, the quality of a cable is a measure of how well a cable meets or fails to meet these above criteria.
Using the criteria defined above, it can be difficult to tell if the cable is of the highest quality. If you’re looking for the best cable in Pakistan, there are some general things to look out for.
Examining the Cable for Strain Relief
For the most part, cable failures occur at the connector, rather than along the wire’s length. In fact, the connector accounts for more than 95% of all cable failures. “Strain relief” is the term for the moulded, slightly flexible section of the wire where it connects to the cable.
Ask For A Technical Drawing Of The Cable From The Supplier
You can get a cable’s technical drawing by contacting the supplier. Using this drawing, you can see exactly how much and what kind of material went into making that cable. A supplier’s willingness to make its drawings available for public inspection, even if the drawings themselves are difficult to understand, speaks volumes about the supplier’s commitment to quality. From cable diagrams, you can learn about the following:
- The material used in the wire conductor (copper, copper-clad steel, silver, etc.)
- Cable shielding materials and construction (and thus, its effectiveness)
- Materials used to insulate the body (which can affect electrical performance)
- A cable’s maximum specified electrical performance rating (this information varies in relevance from one cable type to the next).
In Pakistan, the best quality cables are needed everywhere. Indeed, finding high-quality cables is a challenge. The best cables in Pakistan are available online at Al Hutaib. As leading electrical items supplier in Karachi, we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for at the best price.
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