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EDA insight: cables and cable management


An update from the Electrical Distributors’ Association.

Welcome to the latest EDA quiz, in this issue we are focusing on Cables and Cable Management, one of the EDA’s suite of 12 distance-learning training modules – part of the Product Knowledge Programme.

Professional know-how to drive sales

Improving your team’s technical know-how through the EDA’s training could unlock additional revenue for your business. This training course covers:

  • Wiring systems
  • Telecommunications cables
  • Optical fibre cables
  • Special cables
  • Substandard and counterfeit cables
  • Cable fire performance
  • Cable Management Systems
  • Cable Terminations

Years of knowledge to give your team a commercial edge

City & Guilds accredited, this training programme harnesses decades of combined expertise from product experts at EDA manufacturers and allied trade associations to create an accessible and practical training opportunity for you and your team.

EDA Product Knowledge modules are also approved for Continuing Professional Development by The CPD Certification Service.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at the quiz sampled from our Cables and Cable Management training course, one of the suite of 12 in the EDA Product Knowledge Programme.

Check your answers at the end and if think you need to boost your team’s cable know-how so you can boost your sales over the trade counter, talk to the EDA today.

Q1: Name the three basic parts of a cable.

Q2: What type of cable is marked with UK cable code 6242Y?

Q3: When are fire resistant cables needed?

Q4: When should a Standard FP200 cable be used?

Q5: What are optical fibres made of?

Q6: Name three applications that special cables can be used for.


Q1: Conductor, insulation, sheath

Q2: BS 6004 ‘twin and earth’

Q3: When there are installations that still need to work at high temperatures or if there is a fire

Q4: For general fire alarm circuit use

Q5: Either silica glass or a suitable plastic

Q6: Industrial control, building management and high-temperature environments

How did you do?

Full marks: fantastic, you really know your cable products.

3 – 5 out of 6: not bad. Could the EDA training help you to fill in any gaps in your knowledge?

Less than 3: the EDA Product Knowledge Programme could be just what you need to boost sales.

Professional training made easy

For more on this, and the other 11 Modules in the Programme, and to place your order, visit https://www.eda.org.uk/

If you’re a manager looking for a flexible and convenient way to train your team to drive sales, get in touch on: 020 3141 7350 or email: training@eda.org.uk

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