1 November 2019

Advantages and disadvantages of cleat wiring

This type of wiring is most suitable for temporary wiring purposes such as in marriage halls, some events, etc so the most important advantage of this wiring system is it saves labour cost and installation cost. This type of wiring can be very easily installed and materials can be recovered for further use. So here this post gives information about the merits and demerits of cleat wiring to better understand this topic.

Advantages of cleat wiring:

  • It is easy to fault detection.
  • It is easy to repair.
  • This is the temporary wiring system.
  • It is the cheapest for internal wiring.
  • Alternation and addition are easy.
  • The whole wiring is replaced for a short period of time and material of wiring is used in another place if we want.
  • The inspection of this wiring is very easy.
  • All the cables are in open-air therefore fault is very easily found and replaced it very quickly.
  • Customization can be easily done.
  • Installation and dismantlement are easy and quick.
  • Material is recoverable after the dismantlement.

Disadvantages of cleat wiring:

  • It has a bad appearance.
  • It is not looking good.
  • This wiring system is not safe and durable.
  • It is a chance to shock or fire.
  • It is not a sustainable wiring system.
  • It is used only low-temperature places.
  • Wire are exposed to mechanical injury.
  • It is not suitable for domestic premises.
  • Oil and smoke are injuries to VIR insulation.
  • Quit tempory and perished quickly.
  • It is used only 220/440 V in low ambient temperature only.
  • The risk of fire is present because the cable is in open conditions.
  • Exposed to weather to be affected by humidity, rain, smoke, sunlight, oil, vapor, steam, etc.
  • this wiring system is not long-lasting.
  • After some of the duration, sag is produced in the cables.
  • The dust and smoke are directly affected on cable therefore after some duration beauty of this wiring is costly.
  • This is the temporary wiring system, it can't be used permanent wiring.
  • If the cap of a cleat tightly screws on the base then the insulation of the cable is damaged and the risk of the current leakage is occurring.

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