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  • Cutting Corners – 10 Ways You Shouldn’t Save Money Buying Cable!

    May 27, 2014

    A tongue in cheek look at some of the more unscrupulous techniques used to save money when buying cable...

  • Copper Clad Aluminium vs. Pure Copper – Know the Difference

    Oct 16, 2012

    The price of copper rose sharply over the last 12 months and as a result, the practice of substituting solid copper with copper clad aluminium (CCA) or copper clad steel (CCS) to save money has reached the UK. What is CCA? CCA is an aluminium conductor

  • All That Glistens Isn't Copper

    Oct 15, 2012

    Copper can be up to 80% of the cost of a cable. It is no surprise then that alternatives to copper are constantly being sought. The most common alternative to copper used in the electrical industry is aluminium. Widely used in power distribution, many a

  • Copper Price - What Effect On Cable Will The New Year Bring?

    Oct 15, 2012

    While the price of copper has been threatening to spike for the last 5 years, with rumours of shortages and the increase in demand from the emerging markets, it is in these last 12 months when we have witnessed an unprecedented surge in the growth.

  • Copper vs. Aluminium

    Oct 15, 2012

    As mentioned a couple of issues ago the practice of substituting solid copper with copper coated aluminium (CCA) to save money has reached the UK. Cables mainly affected so far are internal telephone cables (CW1308 type) alarm cables and coax. One of the