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American Wire Gauge and Your Next Project

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Evaluating the needs of a particular project and familiarizing yourself with gauging systems and the qualities of particular gauges can help to ensure the right wire selection. American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the official United States standard method for measuring round, solid conductors. The measure, or gauge, denotes the cross-sectional areas of a wire and […]

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Coax Cable FAQ Series: What is RG Cable?

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Coaxial cables are a classification of cables equipped with two conductors on a shared axis, one surrounding the other, separated by a dielectric insulator. The inner pieces of the cable are wrapped together with a metallic shield and synthetic outer jacket. Also known as coax cables, they are commonly used for high-frequency signal transmission in […]

REACH and Consolidated

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In 2006, the European Union passed regulation EC 1907/2006, the REACH Regulation. Beginning in 2007, the REACH regulation seeks to improve and protect human and environmental health from harmful chemicals. What is REACH? Laying out guidelines for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), provisions of the REACH Regulation are being gradually phased […]

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Select the Best Power Cord Jacket for Your Needs

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What you need to know to ensure your final product is durable, reliable and operates both safely and efficiently. The jacket is a vital component of a power cord. It protects the power cord’s inner conductors from external factors, such as harsh temperatures or environmental conditions. The jacket also ensures a power cord’s electric current does not come […]

Happy Manufacturing Day 2015!

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October 2 marks the fourth annual celebration of Manufacturing Day. This year, nearly 1,000 manufacturers across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico will celebrate the event by opening their doors to the public for open houses, demonstrations, expositions, conferences, and other events. Manufacturing Day, often shortened to MFD DAY, was founded in 2012 […]

Consolidated is Committed to Meeting NEMA Standards

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Manufacturing the highest quality product possible—as Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable has been doing for more than 95 years—takes a great deal of effort. The purest raw materials must be sourced, the most skilled employees must be recruited and trained, and advanced manufacturing technologies must be adopted. There are also a host of different certifications to […]

RoHS and Its Impact on Your Business

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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, Directive 2002/95/EC, is a directive of the European Union effective as of July 1, 2006. It has wide reaching implications and its importance is growing. What is the RoHS Directive? The RoHS Directive restricts the use of several hazardous materials in electronics and other electrical goods. The restrictions […]

Explore Consolidated’s Informative Technical Resources

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At Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable, we are committed to providing our customers with the resources they need to make an informed decision. On our website, we offer a variety of technical documents with information regarding NEMA configurations, color coding and insulation tips, and other wire and cable specific information. Solid & Stranded AWG Chart: AWG-specification information […]


Working with Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable

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No matter the industry or application, customers today face a tremendous number of available choices of manufacturers. Every product and service presents an almost limitless amount of options, as well as the vendors who offer these goods. The sheer variety can overwhelm procurement managers, OEMs, and other customers. These companies need to be able to […]

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