The right cabling is essential for your IT environment to ensure your environment is operating just the way it should.
Cabling is oftentimes the connection that keeps your organization going. When done correctly, cabling (structured) is everything that keeps a workplace running.
While low-voltage cable is commonly associated with audiovisual, fire alarm, and other types of equipment, it also refers to lower-voltage electric grid distribution cable, as opposed to the high-voltage cable used on transmission lines.
According to a research report the low voltage market is projected to be worth USD 166.2 Billion by 2028. During the forecast period (2021-2028), it will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent. In 2020, the low voltage cabling market was worth USD 98.85 billion.
What Is Low Voltage Cable?
Low voltage cables are typically insulated. They may be wrapped in cable sheathing or combined in twisted pairs, somewhat similar to lamp cord cables. Such cables must only be used for low-voltage applications such as telephones, surveillance, internet cabling, and much more.
LV cables are small and are quite different from standard circuit cables. It refers to electrical cables that do not use the same current as power outlets, fixtures, and switches.
Low-voltage cables rarely cause serious shocks, but it’s still a good idea to turn them off before working with them.
Low voltage cable networks can be used for the following things:
- Voice and data networks
- Ethernet cabling
- Garage door controls
- Alarm systems
- Security sensors and cameras
- Audio-visual systems
There are several use cases, but most important thing is that LV creates a separate network or conduit for various technology systems to communicate digitally and share data.
This feature is crucial because it allows for high-speed communication between devices without causing external interference neither does it consume excessive amounts of electricity.
Types Of Low Voltage Cables
Following are the types of LVC:
Alternating Current (AC)
This current type is defined by the periodic change of direction in the wire that causes the current to reverse its path. In both homes and workplaces, alternating current is a safe option for electricity demands.
Direct Current (DC)
Electricity is transported in a straight path by this current. The most common type of battery is a DC battery. DC is available for smaller projects.
Properties Of LVC
LVCs are made of insulating material, here are their properties:
- Because of the high insulating resistance, there is little conduction loss.
- LCV has high dielectric power to prevent the cable from collapsing.
- It possesses very high mechanical strength to endure industrial line handling.
- The cable must be non-hygroscopic, which means it mustn’t absorb any moisture from the air or ground.
Materials Used For Low Voltage Cabling
LV cables are molded into flexible or solid structures. They are typically circular but can be configured into a specific shape as well.
Low voltage cables are made of the following materials:
- Plain or tinned copper,
- Solid or stranded aluminum
Following insulating and shielding components are used to manufacture low-voltage cables:
- Low Smoke and Fume (LSF) / Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSOH)
The core of LVCs is made of aluminum or copper and the cable can be designed either as single or multi-core.
Why Do You Need Professional Help For Setting Up Low Voltage Cabling?
Don’t make setting up LV cables a DIY project. There are so many advantages of hiring a managed IT service provider, that setting up LVC on your own can become a move you may regret later. Here is why you must hire professionals for it:
When it comes to maintenance and future update work, efficient cabling solutions allow you to experience real-time savings. Changes are simple to make within a well-designed and implemented system, lowering your future overall expenditure.
Experience Less Downtime
Downtime and lost productivity are caused by disorganized cabling. Expert cabling professionals will build your cabling infrastructure as a smooth, effective system to avoid issues that could impede your work processes.
Customized Low-voltage Cabling For Your Business
“One size fits all” is rarely the ideal option when it comes to IT. Every company has its own set of requirements. Depending on the precise equipment you have, the layout and floor plan of your office, your financial considerations, and several other factors, your low-voltage cabling needs may be very different from a business down the street that is exactly the same size and does the same type of work as you. In the long run, having structured cabling that is matched to your needs will save you time, money, and effort!
Enjoy Continuous Support
Even once you’ve set up your low-voltage cabling system, the cable services will provide ongoing assistance. Email, phone, and online chat are all options for contacting the service provider. This provides you the opportunity to ask questions or notify your service provider if an emergency situation arises. In most circumstances, the services and equipment will come with a guarantee and warranty. As a result, in the event of a failure, the managed IT provider can replace the equipment at no cost.
How XOverture Can Help?
Our low-voltage cabling professionals can provide your organization with the apt voltage power solution it requires. From WIFI cabling to servers, surveillance and security cameras to printers and more, thanks to our expert technicians and years of experience we set up and manage everything IT for your business.
XOverture is an award-winning managed IT services provider. We offer IT consulting and outsourcing services, 360-degree security solutions, audit compliances, and flexible cloud-based solutions as per your business needs. We work across various domains like retail, manufacturing, construction, cannabis, small business, enterprise segments, and several others.
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- Los Angeles, California, and nearby areas
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