Rack Building and Wiring Fundamentals

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Date: Oct 12, 2018

Location: CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots


Racks are now an integral element of many custom installations. Pre planning and standardisation can ensure every rack is given the time and attention required to result in a tidy, and serviceable solution.

This course will provide clear, structural methodology for rack building from planning through to future servicing. Incorporating best practices, the importance of wiring choices and standardisations which can be applied to projects of all sizes.
Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding into the different types of racks and how to apply the correct knowledge for overcoming issues with equipment placement, wiring, connectivity and rack build as a whole.

Topics covered include:

  • Rack elevations, kit spacing and ventilation
  • Best practices for loading and kit spacing including ventilation of racks
  • Cable tray, rear rack strip and lacing bars
  • Tails, rear panels and hardwiring
  • Cable and signal paths
  • Service loops and cable lay
  • Cable ties - tightness, flush cut, spacing and flow
  • Lacing pre-made cables
  • Recognising cables colours and different signals
  • How to connect rack wiring to site wiring

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements to attend this course, however it is suitable for both new and developing installers and technicians and a prior knowledge of custom installation would be useful.

What's included:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • All workbooks and course materials

Spaces Available: 15

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