Cable Termination refers to the “connector” of the wire, fiber, or cables to a device or an outlet. It’s a component that allows the cable to be connected to other cables or devices. A bridge by which the connection is made possible between the cable and junction, a gap closer of some sort. Cable Termination is mostly used in Energy, Telecom, Datacom, and Fiber Optic Industries. You’ve likely imagined already what it’s like in the facilities these industries operate in, that they’re full of meters-long cables going to one place to another. If your earphones can get tangled on its own inside your pockets for just being in there for a few minutes, imagine chaotic it could be in a facility with years-worth of cables being installed.
Cable Management refers to proper inventory and organization of electrical and optical cables in cabinets or installations. The major pain point which the practice seeks to solve is “cable spaghetti”. Cables can get tangled easily, making them hard to work with. This may result in devices being accidentally unplugged when attempting to move another. This also gets in the way of problem diagnosis and future hardware updates. Professionally done cable management allows for smooth operations and system maintenance.
Some good practices for an organized and clutter-free facilities are as follows:
Prioritize cabling when planning for network expansion:
It’s easy to see the difference between a planned and unplanned network just by looking at how cables are laid out. Unplanned network expansion involve a lot of new equipment that are randomly acquired, that causes crisscross of wires and then turns into cable spaghetti. Careful planning of your network helps you position existing and future equipment in ways that they do not overlap.
Conduits are cable organizers like pipes, and are one of the best ways to prevent entanglement of your network wiring. If you install conduits to only cover your current needs, then you’re bound to face a spaghetti situation in the future when the time comes to add new wires into conduits that are in full-capacity. Get conduits that give you allowance and space for future-use. Cable Termination refers to “connectors” between cables and devices or other cables. They are a crucial part of any electrical facility. Keep a healthy and organized facility with careful planning and by avoiding shortcuts.