Cable Care Best Practice Tips

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It can be easy to view a cable as a disposable item, as they often come for free with whatever device they belong to. But, taking care of your cables is essential to ensure their longevity and optimal performance. Here are some best practice tips to help you maintain the health of your cables.

If your cable is fraying, it must go

Check cables for any signs of wear and tear, and replace damaged cables promptly. It may be tempting to hang on to it, especially if the cable is still working. But fraying are a safety issue, and must me disposed of.

Keep them clean

Coil cables neatly, and store them in a cool, dry place when they aren’t in use. If your cables ever get any dirt or grime on them, clean them off immediately.

Consider cable protection if your cables all seem to meet the same fate

Keep cables organised and tangle-free by using cable management solutions. There are many options on the market, such as static box types that remain on your desk organising multiple cables, or small attachments that can be added to your cables individually, perfect for keeping cables in order when on the go (such as in your bag).

Prevention is key

It can be a hard habit to break, especially if you have always handled your cables in this way. Try to avoid bending or twisting the cables, and never pull cables from the cable wire, pull them out from the head. Additionally, investing in high-quality cables will likely ensure durability over cheap, off-brand alternatives.

Remember, taking care of your cables not only saves you money in the long run but also ensures a seamless and reliable connection for your devices.

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