In the following video, Samantha Koch, applications engineer for Anixter, highlights the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of handling and storing cables to protect against damage, increase longevity and decrease down time.
Generally speaking, in terms of fundamental cable handling best practices, the distributor notes that cable reels should be stored indoors on a hard, dry surface. If the cable needs to be stored outside, the reels should be placed on a hard surface, preferably in a well-drained area. Further, the cable’s exposed end should be resealed with plastic, weatherproof caps or tapes; contractors and installers should also keep in mind that some cables are not sunlight resistant and should only be stored indoors.
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