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Guide to Electrical Wire Insulation: Why It Is Important

Guide to Electrical Wire Insulation: Why It Is Important

The importance of insulated wiring cannot be overstated, as it protects your wiring from being damaged and from the hazards wiring causes to the environment around it. Learn about why you need to insulate wires, as well as the types of materials used as insulation and some electrical cable types that need to be insulated.…
Understanding Electrical Cables

Understanding Electrical Cables

In all kinds of home, commercial and industrial electrical projects, much of what you need to know deals with electrical wiring. For a successful renovation or remodeling job, you need to know how to identify electrical cables and determine the right kind of electrical wire for your application. Learning the wiring basics is an essential…
Bare vs. Tinned Copper Wires

Bare vs. Tinned Copper Wires

If you need an effective all-around wire, there’s a good chance that copper wire meets your needs. It’s versatile, with powerful electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance, but there are some situations where a layer of tin can add to its capabilities. If you’re using copper wire, you’ll want to consider the difference between tinned copper…
Selecting the Right Gauge of Speaker Wire

Selecting the Right Gauge of Speaker Wire

Unlike many electronics, speakers don’t come with everything you need to hook them up. To link up your amplifier and speaker, you’ll need speaker wire, which comes in several different sizes and styles so that you can select the right one for your stereo setup. Speaker wire is made of two conductors surrounded by insulation,…
Welding Shop Safety Tips and Recommendations

Welding Shop Safety Tips and Recommendations

Maintaining workplace safety should be a top concern for all employers, and welding is no exception. In fact, welding is a profession where following safety protocols is of the utmost importance. Because accidents can happen when we least expect them, it’s crucial to be prepared for incidents at all times. No matter your role, welding safety affects…
What Is Tin Copper Wire?

What Is Tin Copper Wire?

Tin copper wire is an alternative to using bare copper wire in electrical connections. One critical difference between tinned wire and bare wire makes tinned copper wire more suitable for specific applications. If you’re unsure which type of wire would be better for your situation, this guide can help you determine the benefits of tinned…
Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires

Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires

Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires Like many technical projects, some terminology, equipment and measurements may be challenging to understand without professional knowledge or experience. Wiring sizing is often a category of measurements that can be confusing for an untrained eye to understand and recognize. There is an abundance of information, numbers and…
What Welding Lead Is Right for You?

What Welding Lead Is Right for You?

What Welding Lead Is Right for You? Welding is highly skilled work that requires specialized tools — far from something you can teach yourself a practical understanding of, due to the technical knowledge needed to perform the task safely and cleanly. The care and consideration required for the practice of welding also apply to the equipment…
What is Welding Cable and How Do I Know Which to Buy?

What is Welding Cable and How Do I Know Which to Buy?

Whether we like it or not, sometimes our machines fall apart. The wires fail to send electricity through them to power the machine or some other mechanical breakage causes the machine to malfunction. Whatever the situation, having to spend the sudden extra money to replace a machine is costly, stressful and frustrating. Fortunately, all is…
Romex vs MC cable

Romex vs. MC Cable

Electrical cable options vary widely, with unique types used in specific applications. Therefore, choosing the right type of cable is one of the essential tasks installers need to take on before initiating a project. Two types of cables that may be commonly used, especially in residential applications, are Romex and MC cabling. While both are…