Rack 'em Up: Proper cable management is key to network survival
by Nicole McLawhorn, Public Relations/Advertising Specialist, Chatsworth Products, Inc. Printed in Electrical Contracting Products Magazine, January 2008
Without proper cable management your network has little chance for survival. Cables are frequently required to change direction and incorrectly doing so can cause sharp bends or kinks, which can modify the electrical properties of the cables by altering the size, twist rate, relative proximities or lengths of the individual conductors. In addition, tight bundling or improper support of cables can deform, stretch or add tension to the cable, negatively affecting the overall performance and ultimately creating costly downtime.