Cable glands are metal or plastic screw-fit devices designed to provide splice protection and strain relief. Commonly used on hardware enclosures or leading into buildings, the concept is to allow a high level of cable integrity while allowing easier wiring maintenance. A common example of a cable gland is the wire inlet on the side of a high-voltage junction box, such as the type used for an attic fan or outdoor electrical join.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Cable or wiring
- Cable gland
- Screwdriver (Philips, Allen, Torx)
Screw the enclosure end of the cable gland onto the enclosure or structural barrier by sliding in the main gland body, and securing with the nut.
Push the incoming end of the wiring through the gland into the enclosure or structure, allowing sufficient length to complete the splice easily.
Make the splice as needed inside the enclosure or structure.
Slide the larger gland cap over the incoming wire. Screw the cap to the enclosure receptacle.
Tighten the strain clamps around the both ends of the wire with the appropriate screwdriver.
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