How to install shielded cable

Shielded cable is a type of flexible metal hose used to protect electrical wiring that runs through homes in areas where building codes require the use of such protective material.  Some cities or municipalities require that metal conduit or shielded cables be used to protect wiring in residential and commercial buildings to help prevent fires.  You … Read more

7 tips for using a coaxial cable in your home

Coaxial cable or coaxial cable is familiar to most homeowners and property managers. It is the standard type of cable used for all cable television and Internet connections used in homes and rentals.  Here are some tips from homeowners, landlords, property managers, and anyone who is running coaxial cable through a residence to provide telecommunications connections. … Read more

How to connect a 120/240 volt receptacle

If you need to replace an old 240 volt receptacle, you may replace the old outlet with a 120/240 volt unit.  This type of receptacle allows you to plug in 120 and 240 volt devices. The receptacle has a special plug insertion design that allows it to work with the most common types of plugs and … Read more

6 advantages of MC electric cable

The power cord MC is a very popular type of electrical cable that has many distinct advantages.  The cable is very strong and uses unique shielding technology to ensure your cables are never crushed or damaged.  By knowing the advantages of the MC power cord, you can decide whether it is the right type of power cord … Read more

NM Cable vs Shielded Cable

If you are considering wiring your home, you will have several options for what type of wire to use and how to protect it.  However, two of the most popular options are NM cable and shielded cable.  Both types of cable are very popular with DIYers because they are easy to work with and can … Read more

5 types of coaxial dividers explained

Coaxial splitters, or coaxial cable splitters, help distribute an Internet or television signal through these cables to multiple destination points.  Some types of coaxial cable splitters help provide signal distribution for televisions, color monitors, video game systems, and other home entertainment components.  There are a few different coaxial splitters to choose from. 1. Basic splitters … Read more