AWC Debuts Final Cable Basics Videos

Top Quote Allied Wire & Cable announces the final installments to the Cable Basics series, Shielding and Armor and Insulation and Jacketing. They are joining the first video in the series, Cable Basics 101: Conductors. Allied is proud to be an educational resource in the wire and cable industry, and is honored to present such a valuable learning tool. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) October 09, 2014 - Allied Wire & Cable's Cable Basics video series has expanded with the addition of two final videos titled Cable Basics 105: Shielding and Armor and Cable Basics 104: Insulation and Jacketing.This educational series is compiled of three concise and articulate videos, which focus on the basic components of wire and cable.

    As the leading educational source on wire and cable, Allied makes learning a priority. Keeping up with the ever-evolving wire and cable industry and making informative resources such as these videos readily available is just one of many ways Allied educates and informs their customers. Especially when it comes to purchasing wire and cable - knowing what to look for is crucial, and these videos will be a vital aid during the shopping process.

    The Cable Basics series began with Cable Basics 101: Conductors, which paved the way with its descriptive explanation focused entirely on cable conductors. This video explains how a conductor functions, and why the material and type of conductor matters. For instance, a stranded, nickel-plated conductor might be a great option for a particular application, but on the other hand, a solid bare copper conductor might be more efficient for a different use. This video easily breaks it down for the viewer and helps to explain the limitations and advantages of each material, and how the conductor works hand in hand with the other components.

    Cable Basics 104: Insulation and Jacketing is the second installment to the Cable Basics series, and focuses entirely on the functions and components to a wire's insulation and jacket. This video discusses how the insulation works, which is to primarily protect the conductor while guarding against interference, and to keep the conductor's signal strong.

    Additionally, there is the jacket, which works to protect the outside of the cable from environmental hazards, and is what we normally see. This video does an excellent job of illustrating the differences of each type and material, and how the insulation and jacketing work together to protect the heart of the wire.

    The final and most recent chapter to the Cable Basics Series, Cable Basics 105: Shielding and Armor, delves into the common shielding and armor construction types and explains the terminology and materials commonly used. Shielding does exactly what it sounds like - it shields the cable from outside interference and keeps the signal from leaking. While shielding protects the inside of the cable, armor is used to prevent physical damage from the outside. There are many different materials and types of shielding and armor, and this video also explains the functionality and pros and cons of each type.

    In addition to the Cable Basics series, Allied also provides a plethora of informative videos which focuses on other types of cables. From Product Spotlight videos which focus, on individual parts within larger categories such as on Coaxial Cable, Tray Cable Portable Cord, and Hook Up Wire - just to name a few - we also feature more comprehensive product overviews of cable basics. For example, our Portable Cord Basics video explains what the letter mean in each type of cord, and the Automotive Wire & Battery Cable Basics video explains in detail just how these wires function in vehicles.

    As a whole, the Cable Basics series works to reinforce our goal to educate and inform. Despite the large amount of complex information in wire and cable, this series helps to explain it in a simple and understandable way. Allied knows that not everyone is an engineer, so making the terminology and foundation easy to understand is important to us.

    About Allied Wire & Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire
    Allied Wire & Cable is a family owned and operated specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable with more than 25 years of experience. Allied serves all major global markets, including government and military, as well as the aerospace, automotive, and telecommunications industries. AWC is dedicated to personalized service, and assigns an individual sales rep to each and every customer. Customization services such as cut and strip, custom print, dyeing, striping, twisting, and more are available, in addition to a full range of custom cable design and manufacturing services. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA, with stocking locations in Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Additional sales offices are located in New Hampshire and throughout the Southeastern United States. Allied is proud to serve customers worldwide. For more information, please visit

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