Cable Management Techniques
There are many different types of electrical cables that you will deal with on a daily basis. The way that you manage these cables will either make your life significantly easier (or, in the case of business owners, the lives of your employees), or it will make even the most basic acts of electrical maintenance a living nightmare. The best cable management techniques may require a little bit of extra effort now, but will ultimately make things easier moving forward.
One of the best ways to get your cable communications under control is to properly mark and identify all of the cable plugs with labels indicating what they’re being used for. This is especially true if you’re working with a custom computer cable that may not necessarily be a uniform size, shape or color. If you’re having problems with a particular device and need to check the cable, this will save a lot of time by checking the label and quickly being able to find the right plug; rather than disconnecting and reconnecting cable after cable until you locate the right one.
Another viable cable management technique involves the use of custom computer cables to better match your needs. One of the most common ways that cables get unruly, has to do with excess length. If you only need a 1.5 foot data cable to connect a computer to a peripheral device and are forced to buy a three meter cable off the shelf, you’re suddenly dealing with a large amount of extra cable to manage. By purchasing a custom computer cable to meet the exact specifications that you require, you’ll have an easier time keeping everything clean and sleek behind the scenes.
Another cable management technique that personal computer users as well as businesses would do well to follow would be to go wireless wherever possible. There are certain types of cables that you can’t replace with a wireless counterpart: power cables, for instance. However, by navigating towards wireless sound equipment, wireless data transfer cables and even network attached storage, you can dramatically reduce the total number of cables that you have to manage in the first place.