A Brief Guide to Electrical Raceways and Fittings
Electrical raceways perform the job of blending in and hiding data, audio, video, voice, fiber, and other types of cables in both residential and commercial environments. It’s also common to find their use in low-voltage cabling in various networking fields.
The Functions of Electrical Raceways
Electrical raceways are mainly used for an aesthetic purpose. They work as an eye-pleasant shelter for the wires that are not possible to hide behind a wall. The best part is that they eliminate the necessity of drilling holes in the walls or modifying the infrastructure of the facility. In addition, they keep cables and connections protected from environmental abuse.
Different Types of Raceway Fittings
A wide variety of electrical raceway fittings is available in the market. Industry standard products facilitate cable routing and management even in the trickiest of places while protecting the connections from any damage.
Check the brief guide to get familiarized with some fittings that are frequently used in various applications:
The function of reducers is to establish a connection between larger raceway sections and smaller raceway sections, and vice versa.
Tees & Base
Tees & base does the job of bonding three raceway sections along with maintaining bend radius to protect the cabling integrity. You can clamp them directly to the ends of the main raceway sections, which will lead them to branch the sections into multiple directions.
Using tee & base fittings is common in raceway system installations for large residential and commercial projects.
End caps do the job of protecting the ends of raceway sections.
Ceiling Entry & Clip
They provide support to cables that enter from the roof to raceway sections. You can snap them directly on the top of raceway sections and use the clips for making the installation durable and long lasting.
Ceiling entry and clip simplify the installation process and give it a professional finish.
Flat Elbow & Base
The flat elbows and base allow left and right turns during the installation of raceway sections. The elbow top and base can perfectly hold the main raceway sections without the help of extra tools or accessories. Besides, you can use them for both simple and fast installations.
There are also 90-degree elbows that provide a clean and seamless transition when you change directions in raceway installations.
Inside Corner Cover
The function of inside corner covers is to support right side angle turns around internal corners during the raceway section installations. They also keep intact the integrity of low-voltage cable system by maintaining the cable bend radius.
Joint covers establish a connection between two raceway sections and cover that joint. They hold the sections together and give them a clean look.
Outside Corner & Base
Outside corners and base support right angle turn around external corners. Besides, they also maintain cable bend radius. You can clamp them directly onto the raceway section ends.
Outside Corner Cover
The outside corner covers support right angle turns around outer corners and maintain cable bend radius during the building and installation of raceway systems. They are exclusively designed for large raceway system installations.