The Importance of Electrical Supplies and Materials
02 Oct

The Importance of Electrical Supplies and Materials

Electrical Supplies & Materials

Electrical Supplies and Materials supplied by TCAD

Electrical materials such as electrical connectors and electrical conduit fittings are widespread in our daily life and form a major part of every household. They include everything ranging from AC and DC power supplies to electrical lighting fixtures, connectors, and wires. All equipment that is used in an electrical system is referred to as an electrical material. You can find dealers and manufacturers who have a variety of wholesale electrical supplies, to serve consumers looking for one source of their electrical equipment.

In each type of electrical supplies, there is a wide range of products. The good thing about most electrical devices is that they have various usages that can fulfil your needs. It is these uses that makes it vital to have electrical supplies and materials within our reach. Here are some of the typical electrical materials that you will come across:

Batteries

Batteries are perhaps the most critical components used in any electrical device. Every electrical device is now equipped with powerful batteries to power them. You can use batteries for storing electricity to enable a device to run on battery only. These batteries utilised in the devices are made of various chemicals and metals. Different reactions in the battery help to produce and supply current at a particular voltage.

IMO drives

IMO drives are inventive products that are used to combine traditional gears or turntables to a built-in device. These drives are usually sealed completely and efficiently protected from any environmental impact. They can handle the extremely high torque and with tilting forces. IMO slew drives come in a range of designs as you can see on our website.

Wires and cables

These are conventional electrical supplies which are in the heart of all technical setups and processes. They are used to move electric power from a source to the necessary point. Currently, in IT industry, they are used to set up up networks and in the telecommunication industry to create communication networks. It is easy to acquire these supplies as many stores offer such wholesale electrical supplies in the UK such as TCAD.

Switches

Switches are very popular where electrical safety materials are used. They help in redirecting the current from one point to another. It is a hinged arm that is usually made of metal, and it can be swung to the front or backward to switch on or off. When you make the switch contacts to join, the electricity flows, and when you separate the contact electricity no longer flows. Switches can be used in many situations such as controlling lights, doors and electronic devices.

Fuses

Fuses are used to secure other electrical components from harm and most times people ignore their significance. Fuses are made of metal strips which are meant to melt when the current in the circuit becomes more than the permitted level, and the flow of current is halted. As a result, fuses have always helped to safeguard excessive amounts of current from damaging appliance and electronic components in homes, factories and offices.

A Background on Gewiss Enclosures
27 Sep

A Background on Gewiss Enclosures

Junction Box

Gewiss Enclosure Provided by Total Control & Distribution

Safety, discreteness, and style are important when it comes to electrical wiring. The junction box that covers the wiring components needs to be up to standards; it needs to store away the wires safely, but it also needs to offer easy access whenever. With Gewiss Enclosures, you are guaranteed just that, and so much more.

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Unusual Sockets Special: Designer Sockets
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Unusual Sockets Special: Designer Sockets

How designer sockets can add a touch of class

Designer sockets post image by Innershadows Photography (via Shutterstock).

The common and garden white UK 3-pin socket. Typical of many homes and offices across the United Kingdom. Image by Innershadows Photography (via Shutterstock).

Everywhere you go from Penzance to Kirkwall, the bog-standard British three-pin socket is made of white plastic. Sometimes, aluminium with a bit of white plastic around the pins. In some homes, hotels, and offices, common and garden sockets eschew white for brass or chrome. The former offers a classic Victorian feel, in spite of the fact very few places had electricity. Back then, the National Grid was a mere fantasy.

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In Video: a Look at Rittal Enclosures
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In Video: a Look at Rittal Enclosures

For your viewing pleasure, a selection of video clips featuring various Rittal Enclosures

Stainless Steel Rittal Enclosures image by Elena Pominova

Stainless Steel Enclosures image by Elena Pominova (via Shutterstock).

We at Total Control and Distribution are very proud of the products we sell. All of which are sourced from high quality manufacturers of international standing. These include Rittal, Pepperl+Fuchs, and SES-Sterling. On our website, we have shown you the aforementioned products in still photography form. In this blog post, we shall be showing you a collection of videos featuring Rittal enclosures.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy our carefully chosen selection of video clips, featuring Rittal’s range of enclosures. Designed for all weathers and environments.

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The Importance of Cable Glands And Their Uses
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The Importance of Cable Glands And Their Uses

A plain English guide on the merits of cable glands and why they matter

Cable glands.

A red cable gland. Or a red cable connector – as they call cable glands in America.

With badly managed electrical installations, we all know the repercussions too well. For example, electrical fires; your lives at risk; also, at best, confusion. Exposed ends are a no-no, whether you are dealing with electrical cables or fibre optic wiring. This is where cable glands perform a vital role.

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An Everyperson’s Guide to Stainless Steel Enclosures
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An Everyperson’s Guide to Stainless Steel Enclosures

Why stainless steel enclosures are a must for any road, rail, electrical, and telecommunications networks

Stainless Steel Enclosures image by Elena Pominova

Stainless steel enclosures image by Elena Pominova (via Shutterstock).

Of any electrical or telecommunications based installation, stainless steel enclosures are a most important part of the system. Without which, our electrics or broadband access would go to pot. If you travel by train, and are familiar with disruptions due to cable theft, the system grinds to a halt. Without enclosures, rain and rats can disrupt the system and electricians would be electrocuted on the job.

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Unusual Sockets: The Wandsworth 3 Pin Socket
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Unusual Sockets: The Wandsworth 3 Pin Socket

Continuing our look at unusual sockets, we look at Wandsworth’s take on the 3 pin plug

Wandsworth Pins Configuration

Like a 3 pin plug though with a circular Earth pin.

Wandsworth are one of the oldest manufacturers of electrical equipment in the UK. In 1904, they were formed in Birmingham as the Wandsworth Electrical Manufacturing Company. They settled on the name from this part of London, as one of the founding members hailed from there. In 1952, they moved to a new site on the outskirts of Woking, where they remain today. Read more »

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All You Need to Know About IMO Precision Controls

What we know about IMO and its precision components

ER2.5, ER4BLUE

In the great scheme of things, being in business for 45 years is quite a good innings. Especially as a lot of new businesses fail within their first year. IMO, based in London off the North Circular Road, have been going since 1972. Their customers include a variety of public and private sector operations, with the Royal Navy being its most notable contract to date.

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Now You Can Get LED Lighting for Rittal Enclosures
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Now You Can Get LED Lighting for Rittal Enclosures

How the cost of LED lighting has permitted their use in Rittal enclosures

LED Lighting Rittal enclosures image by Story (via Shutterstock).

Affordable: recent changes to Rittal enclosures now allow for LED lighting systems, due to their economy and low operating voltages. Image by Story (via Shutterstock).

LED lighting has reached a low enough price point, where they have replaced standard light bulbs on street lighting. Today’s LED lighting has a brightness that equals halogen and sodium lights, whether as blue lighting or yellow lighting. With the above factors, they have become an attractive option for enclosures. As standard, Rittal enclosures now allow for their inclusion.

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Sofisolar Swiss SA Taken Over by Gewiss Group
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Sofisolar Swiss SA Taken Over by Gewiss Group

51% of Sofisolar Swiss stake bought by Gewiss Group

After a two-year partnership with the Gewiss Group, Sofisolar Swiss SA has been acquired by Gewiss this week. The Italian manufacturer of electrical enclosures bought a 51% share of the Italian-Swiss company. Sofisolar Swiss SA specialise in the manufacture of photovoltaic system solar panels, LED lighting, and energy distribution systems.

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