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If you are considering home or office restorations or renovations, the electrical wiring system will likely have to be updated. It is a good idea to look for wiring in bulk from wholesale suppliers if you have to rewire an entire building. The following list of terms might help you to understand the various types of cables and wiring systems you are likely to encounter:

Copper Wire: The most widely used conductor wire for power generation, power transmission, telecommunications and circuitry. Copper has a very high level of electrical conductivity; higher than any other non precious metal.

Coaxial Cable: A type of cable commonly used to transmit television high frequency signals and connect different types of video equipment.

Ethernet Cables: Also known as Unshielded Twisted Pair cables (UTP). These cables are used for the connection of audio/video systems, telephones and digital networks. These cables are also commonly known as Category 5E Cables, and are made up of a network of copper wires surrounded by flexible thermoplastic sheathing.

NM-B Cable: Also known as Non-Metallic cable, the NM-B cable is the common type of cable used in residential electrical wiring. It has a flexible PVC jacket over the internal networking of wiring.

UF Cable: Also known as Underground Feeder Cable, UF cable, while similar to NM-B cable, has a tougher shield, and is used in outdoor wiring applications due to the fact that it is resistant to wetness. The internal wiring is encased in solid thermoplastic rather than flexible PVC.

AC Cable: AC or Armored cable is a type of cable that has metal sheathing, due to the fact that metal sheathing acts as a grounding conductor. AC cable is no longer widely used in residential wiring applications, but is still found in older buildings.

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2920 Atwood Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
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6201 Hacker Bend Ct, Winston Salem, NC 27103
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1203 Woodfield Way, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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Business that use a lot of electric wires and cables might need to find a supply dealer that can supply them with the different types of products that they need. Using a surplus supplier offers the big advantage of getting discounts for your bulk orders, so engineers can potentially save a lot of money over time by purchasing audio visual cables, insulated copper conductor cables, protective fiber optical chords, and professional combination wires in protective jackets. You can find several suppliers that have factory connections to sell you wires and cables. With so man options, it can be very helpful to know what types of questions to ask the suppliers so that you know which ones are best for you. When you first contact the companies, ask them how long they have been in business. A company with several years of experience should know about good factory outlets where they can get the professional grade electrical wires and cables that engineers need. Ask the company if they have a list of references that you can check. This is one of the best ways of determining how satisfied their other clients are with the products and services that they have gotten from the company. While you need to be sure that the surplus supplier can give you all of the products that you need, you should also consider price. Ask them to give you a written price quote so that you can compare the discounts from several companies to help you decide which ones are best.
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