5 Practical Cabling Tips for Your Office

data cable in office space

There are so many tips and tricks for you to do to make the network cabling installation as efficient as possible and since the network engineers are too engrossed with the installation process, there are these small things that they tend to forget not knowing that these small things make a difference. Thus, in your next installation, you should try to note that cabling needs some care and attention even in the smallest details. This article will bring to you some of the overlooked details in the process of installation.

  • Cable length

Often times, the length of cable to be used is overlooked which is why some engineers fall short on the cable length or have too much. Take note that the average or the standard cable set by the EIA/ TIA  is 100 meters and that is already the maximum length. In this given number, the patch leads are already included.

  • Patch Leads Length

Given the numbers above, it is essential for you to note that long patch leads is not really a good idea. However, if you really prefer longer patch leads, then you may do it but you need to make sure that what you will use are cables and connectors with premium quality only and should not exceed a 150 meter cable run or else, it won’t work as desired and will not work with great reliability and optimum performance.  In addition to this, you need to plan and execute well the cabling system so that the electrical signal will not be interfered. You should invest in a proper network cable installations to avoid having more problems. Do not settle with cheap installs because they might give you a disappointment.

  • Cable trays

Cable trays especially the suspended types play a very important role in installing a network cable as it holds or supports the rack underneath it. Thus, it is essential to note that these mounted trays should not be overloaded so that it will not fall off the wall or ceiling. The weight of the cables should match the weight the cable trays can support. If you fail to do this, you might end up buying another tray and reorganizing all the cables being installed.

  • Unused Cables

Since the installation involves a network of cables, it is very inevitable to use so many cables. However, although it is not really a safety problem but these unused cables seem to alter with the operational practices and it can be very disturbing as well. Hence, leave a space to your trays so that you can easily remove the unused cables from time to time.

  • Hanging cables

As much as possible, it is not advised by experts to hang the cables within the rack because over time, the physical stress on the copper core will lead to its distortion and stretching. When these physical alterations exist, it will create signal degradation and system failures. The only key to avoid this issue is to have good patch management to keep your rack tidy.


It’s highly recommended that you hire a professional team to handle your data cabling needs, as getting it wrong can have disastrous effects on you business, Network Cable installers ACCL have been installing cabling solutions to businesses all over the UK, they are a company I trust and used in the past at businesses I’ve consulted with.