What is a Legend?
Similar to the legend on a map; the legend on a wire marker is the number, letter, symbol or character that is imprinted.
What is NEMA?
National Electrical Manufacturers Association; NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.
What is ANSI?
American National Standards Institute; As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment
What is PSA?
PSA is Pressure Sensitive Adhesive which means the material adheres to a surface with applied pressure.
You just need to take into account the materials you plan to use and where the project will be located when deciding between a rubber and acrylic adhesive. If you are using a plastic material or if the project will remain indoors a rubber adhesive will provide better cost efficiency and bond much faster than an acrylic. When creating a project that will be outside, exposed to UV or exposed to temperature changes, an acrylic adhesive will provide the best durability and longevity.
Why do my wire markers begin unwrapping (flagging) from the applied wire?
The most common problem that causes wire marker tapes to unwrap is improper installation. This is often caused by handling the tail end and contaminating the adhesive which is the most critical part of the marker. Oil from fingers or dusty or dirty environments can cause the tail to unwrap and cause problems. Please make sure to avoid exposing the adhesive to oil, dirt, or dust prior to application.
What do the gauge numbers mean?
The American Wire Gauge system is based on a total of 44 standardized wire sizes: 0-40, as well as the additional 00, 000, and 0000 gauges (the thickest of all). It may seem a little counterintuitive, but the higher a gauge number is, the thinner the wire will be. This is because each gauge is named after the number of sizing dies the wire needs to be drawn through to reach the correct diameter; for example, a 24 gauge wire is drawn through 24 different sizing dies.
Which wire gauges am I most likely to encounter?
Even though 44 different wire diameters are recognized within the AWG standard, they’re not all widely used, and most people are likely to encounter only a small range of them. Below are a few common cable types we use ever day, as well as the AWG sizes that correspond to them:
- Speaker Cable: 14 and 16 AWG
- coaxial Cable (for cabel TV and a few Ethernet applicatinos): 18 and 20 AWG
- Cat5, CAt5e and Cat 6 cables (for Lans and Ethernet): 24AWG
- Telephone Cable: 22-28 AWG
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