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Power Limited Vs. Non-Power Limited Fire Alarm Cables

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jul 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In previous blog posts, we have looked at the difference between Addressable vs. Conventional Fire Alarm Systems. Conventional fire alarm cables are designed based upon the AWG of the cable and can be broken into two categories: Power limited and Non-Power Limited cables. In the article below we will be looking at some distinct differences between the two: 

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Topics: fire alarm cables, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This year marks the first year that West Penn Wire published blog posts on a regular basis, a total of 20 blogs this year ranging from basic cable information to systems with greater detail.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Copper Cable, Armored Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

6 Different Types of Fire Alarm Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Sep 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Fire alarm systems are very important for any business, school, facility, home and much more. They protect us when alerts arise and deliver notification of potential threat and harm. In previous blogs, we have discussed how fire detection systems work and the differences between conventional vs. addressable fire alarm systems.

Today, we will go over the different types of fire alarm cables with both power limited and non-power limited fire alarm cables. So, let's begin... 

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, fire alarm cables, fire alarm, fire alarm systems

How Do Fire Detection Systems Work?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This month we focus on an important part of any business, Fire Alarm Cables and their systems. These were initially created to not only protect homes, but any business in the event that a fire does occur or hazard occurs that could be harmful. 

This article will break down how a fire detection system works and components that West Penn Wire can help provide for your business or building.

 

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Topics: fire alarm cables, analog, addressable, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

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