Low Voltage Cabling – All You Need To Know For Your Wiring Needs

Low Voltage Cabling – All You Need To Know For Your Wiring Needs

Okay, so you’re finally tackling that wiring project you’ve been procrastinating on for years. Congratulations! But before you start pulling wires out of the walls left and right, there are a few things you should know about low voltage cabling. In this post, Caveman Security will go over everything from what types of cables are available and how to choose the perfect one for your needs. We’ll also talk about low voltage items to ensure your wiring project goes as smoothly as possible. So keep reading – your future self will thank you!

What’s the Difference between Low Voltage and High Voltage Cable?

When most people think of cables, they picture high voltage wires carrying electricity to homes. However, this type of wire is called medium/high voltage cable. The cables you want for your low voltage wiring project are typically referred to as communication or low voltage cables. These cabling systems carry lower voltages and signals so that they can be run inside walls and behind baseboards.

If you’re unsure what type of cable is best for your needs, talk to an electrician or read the manufacturer’s documentation. You can also ask someone with experience in wiring projects for advice on what kind of cables to use.

Where to Use Low Voltage Cables?

Low voltage cables are used to connect the network devices in your business. These include things like modems, routers, hubs, and switches. If you’re unsure how these items work together, don’t worry because this isn’t a networking tutorial. It is only essential for you to know that the devices utilize cables to connect them.

Sometimes low voltage cables are also used in homes – when you want to network all of your computers or try to hook up a home theater system like an Xbox or PlayStation.

What Items Are Considered Low Voltage?

Many people are familiar with the standard power cable that you use to charge your devices or run heavy appliances. But when it comes to low voltage solutions, that’s an entirely different realm of wiring requirements. You can consider any system that runs less than 50 volts as a low voltage system. Still, there are several types of cables specific to each application.

Cables used in these systems carry electricity safely from one place to another without being exposed to dangerous voltages above 120 volts. Low voltage cabling is used for many different applications, including data or video applications, security systems, and even eco-friendly power distribution for solar panels. Installing these cables means ensuring adequate insulation so they don’t become dangerous sources of current leakage.

The Gist

So, there you have it. We’ve covered the basics, and if you still have any questions or want more information on a specific point, please don’t hesitate to contact Caveman Security, serving Grants Pass, Oregon; we love talking shop (especially when it comes to advance secure solutions). In all seriousness, though, wiring can be confusing for the uninitiated. So, feel free to reach out if you need help getting started on your low-voltage cabling project.