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Cable Cleats

09/15/2021 1:35 AM

Hi Everybody,

Can anybody advise what is the Minimum Cable Size at which Cable Cleats should be used.
In IEC 61914, Only testing requirements are mentioned there.

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Re: Cable Cleats

09/15/2021 5:16 AM

I think it has more to do with how the cable wires are run than size....

https://www.powerandcables.com/iec-61914-cable-cleats-short-circuit-protection/

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09/15/2021 6:13 AM

HI Solar for Reaching Out.
Yes, these are used to Tie Cables in Cable Trays.
But, i want to know at what cable should we use these.

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09/15/2021 7:16 AM

I think cable trays are used with light duty and ladder systems with heavier cable.... In any case you need something to hold the cables in place...

So it's the nature of the installation that dictates the use of cable cleat type and specification...

http://hugtherung.com/wp-content/uploads/FAQs_Rev_2015.09.11.pdf

https://www.oglaend-system.com/news/product-news/cable-ladders-versus-cable-trays-article34170-40065.html

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Re: Cable Cleats

09/15/2021 8:34 AM

From different cable cleat or clamp manufacturers the minimum cable diameter is 10 or 12 mm.

See for instance www.cmp-products.com cable cleat or id-Technik for cable clamps.

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09/15/2021 8:38 AM

Thanks for Reaching Out.

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Re: Cable Cleats

09/15/2021 2:19 PM

They can be used on any cable size. You get various cleats to suit any cable diameter. And they can be plastic, metal, or wooden cleats. Is it for HV/MV or control cables?

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09/16/2021 2:39 AM

HI,
Thankyou for Adviding.
I am basically searching for the Minimum Cable on which we should use Cleats.

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09/16/2021 2:55 AM

All cable runs need to be secured or confined in movement, now whether that is a cleat or a wire tie or some other method, depends on the AHJ locally...absent that, just use some common sense....

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09/16/2021 3:48 AM

Mr. Abdullah. Simply put, there is NO Minimum. You can use cleats on 2mm2 if you wish or you can use cleats on 2000mm2 cables if you desire. It's that simple.

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Re: Cable Cleats

09/20/2021 7:19 AM

The <...we...> will have been given cable specifications to work with. Simply select the smallest cable from the specification as regards sheath diameter, and the question is answered.

The specifications cannot be seen from here.

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