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The Protection of a Steel Braid

Even an insulated cable can be at risk. You rely on cables and wires virtually every minute of every day, so a corroded, water-damaged or broken cable can mean expensive, time-consuming replacements and repairs. Even if the elements aren’t your concern, the threat of vandalism or theft may make you want to consider your security options. Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to costly or complicated security measures—wrapping your cables in a steel braid keeps them safe and secure for years to come.

What Steel Braids Are

Steel braids are jackets that wrap around your cables, wires and hoses. It looks like a Chinese finger trap puzzle made out of metal—very thin strands of steel are tightly woven together to make an impenetrable sleeve. Because the strands are so thin and woven so tightly, they have more flexibility than solid, smooth steel, but are still completely secure inside the steel color of silver. Wires inside the sleeve are perfectly protected from the outside.

Using Stainless Braids On Your Cables

Stainless steel braids are a security solution no matter what you need security from. They resist chemical corrosion, and they aren’t affected by abrasion or UV light like other protective sleeves may be. They even resist rusting, so your cables are even protected in damp areas—they stay safe, and the braided wire maintains the same clean, silver wire appearance for years.

Steel Braids for Hoses

The silver wire appearance of steel braids and their durability make them a popular choice for domestic hoses, too. Even durable hoses need some protection from the elements, as a single puncture, cut or tear can ruin the entire hose and necessitate expensive replacement or imperfect repairs. Hose damage can occur as a result of elemental hazards or vandalism—if either of those has ever been a concern for you, you may consider using braided wire like this to protect your hose. While many home and hardware suppliers sell hoses that are already wrapped in braided wire, ordering your own braided wire and wrapping it around your existing hose can represent a significant financial savings.

For more information about ordering your own steel braid, contact Arcor Electronics.