Bulk Control Cable
Control Cabling is the backbone for many home and office automation installations. Lighting control cable is what automates home automation, it’s what makes the lights come on, closes the blinds and locks the doors. Control cables can also be used in a wide range in instrumentation applications as well such as card readers, time clocks and touch panels. While there are many access control cable types there’s just not that many sources for it. It seems there are even less options when it comes to bulk control cable which means pricing can be rather steep. Depending on your needs we carry several types to choose from standard to plenum rated control cable. Typically, it comes with a pair of shielded data cables plus power. The data cable transmits the signal to the device causing the door to unlock, the lights to dim or blinds to close and the power cable is conveniently paired making installation must easier.
We offer some of the most common bulk control cable wire for use with lighting control (our lighting control cables), door access, card readers, touch panel and other automation devices (our access control cabling bundles). All our lighting control cables are made with two shielded 22-gauge pure copper wires to transmit data and two smaller stranded copper wires for power. They are 1,000-foot and Lutron® compatible. While the specifics vary, our high-grade lighting control system cables are intended to be indoors where home, commercial and industrial lighting applications using lighting automation cable is required. They are all ETL listed and RoHS compliant, so they save you time and money when setting up your lighting control panel or an entire smart home lighting control system. They are built with a pair of shielded 22/2 data cables plus two smaller cables for power. As such, our bulk control cables can be used with systems such as Homeworks®, Grafik Eye®, Athena®, Quantum Systems® and Softswitch®.
Our access control cabling serves a different purpose. The devices you install with access control cable like ours require thicker gauge to not only supply power but to ensure reliable transmission as well. You don’t want your magnetic door lock or card reader to fail so be sure you get the right access control wire. This ACU cable can be used as card reader cable, control panel cable, security, door locks, alarms, and many other devices. Don’t cut corners setting up your access control unit when it comes to the cabling. Some people may be tempted to use less expensive cable such as speaker wire or even Cat5, we highly recommend you do not. Cat5 or 6 should only be used when connecting your ACU to your LAN.