Monday, May 16, 2016

Electricians Explain the Beauty of Structured Wirings for Your Home

Imagine a home where you can control almost every electrical appliance at the comfort of one room. This may seem like a home that’s only possible in a science fiction film, but this situation is now a reality through structured wiring.

A Look at Structured Wiring

In a nutshell, structured wiring is a generic term denoting different wiring products available on the market today. All these products have the same purpose: these wiring products efficiently distribute a variety of data signals throughout the house.

All external data lines, including telephone, cable television, or internet, will be connected directly to a central control box. Within this control box, incoming signals will be split and sent down to multiple rooms. These systems often include a signal amplifier to ensure each outgoing signal will be as strong as the incoming signal.

With this system, you can finally share computer devices like printers and fax machines, or even hook multiple computers into one internet connection. Sending files between all these computers are even possible, as well as having over a dozen different phone lines. The possibilities are endless with structured wiring.

Types of Wiring Available
There are different wiring products available in the market today, including coaxial cable and twisted pair. Coaxial cable is a black cable often used to connect VCRs to TVs, while a twisted pair is a telephone cable running to the phone jack.

Though the wires available vary by manufacturer, you should look for at least two coaxial cables of RG-6 quality and two twisted pair cables of CAT-5 quality to begin having a structured wiring system on your home. These wires are often included in bundles.

Installing a structured wiring system in your home can be a complicated process, so it’s best to seek help from a trusted electrician for this.


Toward the Digital Home, Bob Vila 

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