27 Jun 2016
Starquad cables explained
Starquad cables as the name suggest incorporate four individual conductors. These cables are twisted together with a short lay length (number of twists per metre) typically one full twist every 25mm and in most cases have an overall Aluminium foil tape screen which is overlapped onto the quad during the twist operation with an appropriate drain wire.
The conductors which are opposite to each other are then wired in parallel to form a single balanced pair. As there are more conductors, the capacitance between the .. Read More
28 Apr 2015
We all know cable shielding is important to ensure a good quality of signal reaches its destination, but it's worth taking a fresh look at some of the potential sources of interference in a common home entertainment set-up.
For instance, if you've ever held an unshielded speaker close to a CRT computer monitor, you'll know how strong the magnetic field that they produce can be (and it's not recommended to expose your monitor to that kind of abuse...!).
But when a magnetic field and an electrical cable intersect, you get an induced current.. Read More
28 Apr 2015
Have you ever wondered how you can make a phone call to a country thousands of miles away instantly? Or establish an internet connection strong and quick enough to video call someone in a far-flung land?
The answer is an incredible undersea network of data communication cables spanning continents, delivering terabytes of data every single second. Laid under oceans between land-based stations, these custom cables keep the world connected day and night. But the sea is a rough place for even the most hardy of souls; so how exactly do these cabl.. Read More
28 Apr 2015
There’s nothing like a bold statement to open up a blog post, and the title of this blog post is indeed a grand statement. Custom cables making the world a better place? Really?
But it’s true – custom cables and their various applications make your life better on a daily basis, often without you even realising it. Cables are the unsung heroes of the technology world, powering the machinery and equipment we rely on to lead our modern ways of life.
Of course, it’s easy to make a grand statement like that without providing any evidence.. Read More