Providing answers to some of the most frequently asked electrical and electronic wire and cable technical questions.
Learn what it takes to be able to use the UL Marks and what value UL’s Follow-Up Services bring to users.
Common conductor coating materials, application methods, thickness and more.
This Wire Wisdom examines how resistance affects wire and cable.
The NEC accommodates flexible connections in hazardous locations.
Explore the existing options and changes for the new UL standards for Switchgear and Controlgear.
An overview of the characteristics of several common jackets used for cords and cables in industrial automation applications.
Learn about some of the most common temperature ratings used in the wire and cable industry.
What happens with the leftover cable assembly insulation or jacket materials, such as PVC?
This Wire Wisdom provides a summary of three key regulations that apply to products used in the European Union.
Compare wire and cable conductor strand types with our clear diagrams and simple explanations.
Practical tips and experienced advice on pulling cable for successful installations.
The most common test methods conducted on wire or cable after an installation.
This Wire Wisdom explores the history, properties, discontinuation and the alternatives of Hypalon.
Learn the basics of American Wire Gauge (AWG) from definition, to electrical properties, and metric conversions.
This Wire Wisdom covers the principles of electric current; from basic definitions to ampacity ratings and more.
Learn the principles of ampacity, temperature ratings and derating factors.
Welding cable information on ampacity and sizing and recommended applications, including sizing and strand count charts, can be found in this Wire Wisdom.
Learn about the common causes and discover methods to minimize the potentially negative effects of insulation and jacket shrinkback.
Learn how color codes decrease potentially hazardous confusion by ensuring cables are in compliance with applicable codes.
View the minimum operating temperature and installation temperature of various standard cabling types and learn why they are important to adhere to are discussed in this Wire Wisdom.
This Wire Wisdom covers the basics of UL AWM Styles; how the Styles are determined and how they can be identified.
Learn about thermocouple and thermocouple types, thermoelectricity, measuring and reference junctions, extension wire and RTDs in this Wire Wisdom.
Hazardous locations require specific types of cable and/or installation methods. Learn how to select the right cable type for your industrial application.
Low-voltage cable shielding provides an efficient way to manage electromagnetic interference. Learn about various shielding types, effectiveness and proper grounding techniques.