Cable Ties – Installing Satellite TV

In the Satellite TV installation industry, cables and wires are a big part of the job. This is the arterial system of Satellite TV. Keeping all of the wires and cables secured, organized, and neat in appearance can be a challenge at times. Enter the cable ties market. Cable ties afford the installer the ability to run cables and wires and keep them secure, organized, and aesthetically acceptable.

Cable Ties – What Are The Choices

Which ties are best for the job? We review six different types from low to high price.

These GB Electrical 8-Inch UVB Black Cable Ties are durable black plastic ties. Their service length is 8” and they have a width of .17”. Their all-weather construction allows for interior and exterior applications.

Cables to Go 43036 4″ Black Cable Ties Price: As low as $.01 per 100 count. These 4” ties are ideal for smaller wire or cable bunches; not strong enough for heavy bunching.

They measure 4” long and .05” wide. Plastic material ideal for interior as well as interior use.

Cables to Go 43032 Clear Cable Ties Price: Around $4.50 per 100 count. As we come to the medium price range, we find Cables To Go 43032’s. Measuring 4” long and a half inch wide, these ties provide increased strength. Ideal for heavier applications where weight support is more important. Exterior and interior capable.

Boston Industrial 175 Tensile Strength 18” Black Plastic Ties Price: Around $7.50 per 100 count. This tie model by Boston Industrial is made for much higher load capacity than standard ties; holding up to 175 pounds each. Even if snipping off, these are made for load carrying. In addition they are highly weather and light resistant.

Velcro Reusable Black/Gray Straps Price: Around $9.00 per 30 count. These Velcro straps measure 15” long and .5” wide. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use and are durable. They are reusable through well known, self-gripping Velcro technology. Ideal for many varieties and sizes of wire bunches.

Q Knot Reusable Ties Price: Around $9.00 per 25 count. Each pack of ties comes with 3 colors and 3 sizes. Colors are red, green, and yellow. Sizes include 4.5”, 6”, and 7.25”. These ties are reusable and are made of a stretchable yet durable, “rubber band-like” material.

These are just six examples of varied cable tie options at different price levels; each price level bringing its own individual perks and qualities. There are certainly other cable ties on the market, but for Satellite TV installation purposes, these represent an ideal selection.