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How to Install Cables Correctly and Safely at Home
23 November 2021

Pay Attention to the Following When Installing Cables at Home


Have you ever paid close attention to wire installations in your home? Wire installations are one of the most important elements for daily electricity usage. Such as using lights at night, watching TV, using the fridge, phone chargers and many more.


Therefore, it is important to understand the wire installations in your home. Unfortunately, a majority of people still underestimates the correct installation procedures.


If not done right, it may be fatal to your home. To avoid such incidents, it is important for you to know and also understand the correct and safe steps of installing cables in your home.


Here are the steps to install cables the right and safe way.


1. Find out the area of your house and number of rooms


For electricity to flow well to all the rooms, you will need a lot of cables. Therefore, it is important to firstly know the area of your house including the amount of rooms before installing cables to make sure you have the right amount.


You may also need to know how many lamps, wall outlets and switches there are in every corner of the room. It is also important to highlight that the installation of wall outlets have a distance of at least 125 cm from the floor. This is to keep it out of reach from children.


2. Knowing the current needed


One of the most important components in a home installation is a Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB). This component functions as a system to protect electric currents in anticipating overload and short circuits.


With the MCB, the risks of short circuits are under control. Not to forget the types of cables to be installed must be in accordance to the power of the current.


In cases of minor damages, it will not spread to other installations. For example, in a two-floor house, if the electricity is damaged on the first floor, the second floor will not be affected.


3. Preparing the components needed


Electric installations can work well because it has all the important components in it. Here are a few of the important components and materials needed.

  • Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB)
  • Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)
  • MCB Box
  • Switch
  • Wall Outlets
  • Cables from Wilson Cables
  • Tape
  • Pipes
  • Embodus
  • T-box


4. Knowing the right cables


In an electric installation, there are a range of cables with different functions and sizes. Using the right cables may avoid risks of short circuits.


Furthermore, make sure that you use cables that are SNI-certified. Once you have uses cables that are SNI-certified, its safety is definitely guaranteed. As an example, Wilson Cables provides cables made of 99,99% pure copper with easy application and an extinguishing rate 3x faster compared to other brands.


5. Design the installation route


First, you must design the route for the electrical installation in your home. Take into consideration which rooms require electricity, such as bedrooms, the kitchen, living room, bathrooms and other rooms.


Don’t forget to make sure that you have KWH and MCB installed by PLN. Electricity can only be received once it has been connected by a PLN cable. After designing the route, you may start installing the pipes within the walls, including the t-box and switch.


The height of the hole in the wall may be suited according to your needs, but it is recommended to have it at least 125 cm from the floor to keep it out of reach from children.


6. Start applying the main cable


The installation of the main cable is measured from the MCB box on the KWH, which will then be connected until the very last wall outlet. The main cable can be installed on the ceiling to keep it concealed. Then, the cable can be connected through electric pipes inside the walls to keep it safe from short circuits.


7. Connect cables, switches, wall outlets and components


Once the main cable has been installed, the main cable can be installed in the walls for the switches, wall outlets and lamps. Connect all of these cables in accordance to each of the components’ needs.


Make sure that all the connecting cables and pipes have been concealed properly and installed neatly to ensure safety when transmitting electricity.


8. Test trial by activating the MCB


Once everything has been installed correctly, you may try activating the MCB. Once the MCB switch has been switched on, try switching the switch and lamps to test if the electricity can be successfully transmitted.


From here, you can now understand if cable installations have been installed correctly. Don’t forget to choose the right cables that are safe to use for your daily needs, such as Wilson Cables.


Our products are insulated with the best PVC and also consists of 99,99% pure copper. For any of your cable needs, leave it to Wilson Cables!


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