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Cable TV Antenna and Satellite TV Drop and Installation Materials

Drop and Installation Materials

This category contains those items used in the Drop and Installation portion of any premise telecommunications system such as; anchors, bushings, cable clamps, cable clips, cable ties, crimp connectors, drive pins, gang boxes, heatshrink, p hooks, tape, silicone grease and sealant.

A majority of these materials are used on both Commercial and Private Premise Installations. You will also find Dish Network and DirecTV Approved parts for use with these Providers equipment. Broadband and Wireless Internet network drop and installation materials.

 

TYRAP CABLE TIES

A cable tie is a band or length of strap manufactured from a class of polymeric materials known as polyamides (Nylon 6/6). The width, length and head area of the zip ties employ ratcheting mechanisms to bundle and then lock items together.

Commercially introduced in 1938, nylon was the first synthetic semi-crystalline polymer whose physical properties compared favorably to some metals. Nylon possesses an outstanding balance of properties, combining strength, moderate stiffness, high service temperature and a high level of toughness. Particularly resistant to repeated impact, nylon has a low coefficient of friction and excellent abrasion resistance. It is resistant to fuels, lubricants, and most chemicals, but is attacked by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents (ref. Our Physical and Chemical Certification for further information). Nylon is inherently susceptible to environmental conditions; however, ACT nylon cable ties are moisturized to attain optimum performance levels. Nylon products should be stored in a cool, dry area, out of direct sunlight, and sealed in the original packaging material to extend performance levels indefinitely.

3 Types of Nylon for Specific Applications

General-Purpose Nylon 6/6 is suitable for most applications at a continuous temperature up to 150º F. Nylon 6/6, the grade most often used for nylon cable ties, meets UL 94V-2 flammability ratings. Its working temperature range is 40º F. to 185º F.

Heat Stabilized Nylon 6/6 is used for applications with continuous or extended exposure to high temperatures, up to 250º F., and thereby meeting UL standards for electrical applications. ACT nylon cable ties contain specially formulated heat stabilizers to provide additional thermal endurance.

UV Stabilized Nylon 6/6 is used in applications of continuous or extended exposure to outdoor elements. The weather-resistant grade, able to endure additional ultraviolet (UV) light, is produced by incorporating stabilizers in the nylon resin. ACT's UV Stabilized Nylon cable ties are available only in black.

 

Dish Network Approved

The DISH Network approved products list is issued by them and changes without notice. Approved Accessories are required from the Dish Antenna to the Receiver and all components used in mounting and grounding. Items developed and distributed directly from Echostar Satellite LLC are to be considered as acceptable by default. DISH Network develops this list to assure quality and longevity to your DISH Network experience. Tested by their Labs and Approved by their Engineering Team, these parts represent high quality components that are utilized in other Installations as well. Not all parts used in DISH Network Installations are "Controlled Items" and "Custom" installations may require special materials not found on the list. A Prime example of this is RG11 cable, which is absolutely necessary for long distances between the Dish and the Receiver, but is not addressed at all by the "Approved" list. "Reasonable is as Reasonable does", if you find yourself in a particular "tight spot", ask a DISH Network Installer for advice, and then buy the materilas needed from one of the same places they do! These are the Products that appear directly on the DISH Network approved list. We have many more Products that Installers use that are not covered by any list. Feel free to browse for those items by Category directly! DISH Network in no way endorses this website or the Products carried by same that appear on their list.

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