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Coaxial Cable Types Explained

Posted July 30, 2020

What is a Coaxial Cable?

Coaxial cable is a shielded type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by concentric insulating layers that are surrounded by a conductive shielding. The cabling consists of copper-clad steel wire that transmits electrical signal flow that can carry video, audio, and other forms of data. The insulative layer materials consist of varying types of polymers and metal braids, or aluminum-polymer composites, which are engineered to block signal interference. ...

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Wire Harness Applications & Use Cases

Posted July 10, 2020

Wire harness applications are used in nearly every conceivable household, commercial or industrial device - tools, equipment, machinery, hardware, household products - that transmits or relays electronic information or electrical power. The familiar harness is essential, if not an indispensable component in these devices. Wire harnesses are manufactured in various sizes and arrangements that relate to a device’s application and environmental requirements. These devices can be employed ...

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An Update From JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted June 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

During these difficult times with the COVID-19 virus affecting our lives, workplaces, and social interactions, I wanted to give you an update on “what’s going on at JEM Electronics.” JEM continues to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect the health and well-being of all our associates. Safety remains our top priority.

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The Wire Crimping Process: Step by Step

Posted June 08, 2020

Wire harnesses are wire configurations bundled in either a thermoplastic or thermoset sheathing for the purpose of managing electrical systems of devices and to protect those systems from any environmental conditions the application may be subject to. The harness itself comprises an assembly of ties, tubing, straps, lacing, sleeves, multi-pair and multi-conductor cables, coaxes, and conduits that keep the wiring system organized efficiently.

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Wire Insulation Types and Purposes Explained

Posted May 06, 2020

There are as many varieties of wire and cable insulation as there are wires and cables. Insulation is an important non-conductive material that surrounds and protects the individual wires or cables that make up a cable assembly. Some wire insulation is produced to resist electric current in electrical applications. Other types of insulation are used in dielectric applications for radio frequency cables. Insulation further prevents current from contact with other conductors, resists ...

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UL Listed and UL Recognized: What's the Difference?

Posted March 25, 2020

Producers and consumers alike should be aware of the difference between UL Listed vs UL Recognized tags that are found on products. That familiar UL tag or stamp certifies that product safety standards have been met. However, the different UL tags represent the degrees of testing that have been conducted on products and product parts.

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A Message from JEM Electronics About COVID-19

Posted March 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

In response to the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), JEM Electronics has taken steps to maintain business continuity while protecting the health and well-being of our employees, customers and suppliers.  Safety and health are our top priorities. 

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Automating the Assembly of Wire Harnesses

Posted February 28, 2020

Wire harnesses are wire configurations for powering many different electrical devices. To manufacture, some wire harness assembly automation is possible, but other processes of production still rely on manual assembly. The combined process groups wires or cables into a unit that transmits electrical and electronic signals or electrical power that provides a single connection point.

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Stranded Wire Types - Conductors Explained

Posted January 20, 2020

Stranded wires are used in a variety of electrical and electronic applications ranging from durable goods in homes to automobile components under the dashboard to rugged military cable assemblies. Types of stranded wire can vary, but it is commonly found in cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and networking or used in circuit boards, electronic devices depending on the application.

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IEC vs NEMA Standards: What’s the Difference?

Posted December 18, 2019

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are the international and American bodies, respectively, governing the standards for design, production, and distribution of electrical, electronic, and rated technologies collectively referred to as "electrotechnical" products. So, what is the difference between the two standards?

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