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Published on 4/23/2013

AWC eUpdate Newsletter April 2013

Winners Are Springing Up Everywhere

Allied Wire and Cable 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

The weather’s finally warming up, the flowers are blooming, and we’re celebrating new growth as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations!

April was about growing your chances to win our 25th anniversary giveaways by answering quick weekly survey questions. You not only earned another entry in our prize raffles, but you also gave us valuable feedback that will help us continue to grow and improve customers’ experiences in the future!

We also took a look at one of the first major milestones in Allied’s growth as a company – our first outside branch! You got to know the Allied family from our Merrimack, NH branch with an interactive blog post, and got to see a glimpse of some New England fun in the newest episode of “Allied’s Reel Exciting Year-Long 25th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway Extravaganza” game show!

If you thought dancing lobsters and a driver with an attitude problem were good for a laugh this month, hang onto your hat for our May video! We’re going to Vegas!

Catch up on any game show episodes you’ve missed (or just re-watch some of your favorites), and keep an eye on your inbox for an email launching our Vegas video, and announcing our fun challenges for May!

Remember, the more challenges you complete, the better your chances are of winning one of our great prizes, like a Kindle Fire HD, TV, or one of many gift cards. All of the entries you earn this year will also help your chances in our Grand Prize raffle for a Caribbean vacation for two!


Get the Part Info You Need, Easier Than Ever

Alpha Wire, General Cable, and Belden Cable Catalogs

We’re always looking for ways to improve our customers’ online experience. Allied Wire & Cable distributes parts from all of the top manufacturers, and we know that our customers want an easy way to search for manufacturer part numbers and part specifications, without having to jump from site to site or deal with long tables of cross-references.

Now you can search for manufacturer part numbers directly on awcwire.com. Belden Cable, Alpha Wire, and General Cable catalogs are all available on our website. Search the Belden catalog for popular parts such as Belden 1694a, Belden 8760, Belden 9841, and more, or browse our Alpha Wire catalog for Alpha FIT Heat Shrink Tubing, Alpha FIT Wire Management, Alpha XTRA-Guard Cable, and other common Alpha Wire products.

General Cable is the newest addition to our manufacturers’ catalog section. The Carol Brand cord catalog is online now, and the electronics catalog will follow soon.

With manufacturer catalogs online, reviewing cable specifications and requesting RFQs for manufacturer part numbers and cost-effective equivalents is easier than ever.

Which other manufacturer catalogs would you like to see at awcwire.com? Email customerservice@awcwire.com and let us know! Remember, if you can’t find a part number in our online catalogs, you can always use our Quick RFQ to get a quote quickly and easily.


Product Spotlight: Low Loss Coaxial Cable

Manufacturer Catalogs

Low loss coaxial cables manufactured by Harbour Industries offer excellent electrical properties, low attenuation at high frequencies, and shielding effectiveness that outperforms that of M17 coaxial cables.

Harbour low loss coax features silver-plated copper braiding, expanded PTFE dielectric, an intermediate metallized polyester or polyimide layer, and an additional outer braid.

Allied stocks both solid and stranded constructions, ready to ship when you need them.

View low loss coaxial cable specs now.



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Joke of the Month!


After a day fishing in the ocean a fisherman is walking from the pier carrying two lobsters in a bucket. He is approached by the ranger who asks him for his fishing license.

The fisherman says to the warden, "I did not catch these lobsters, they are my pets. Every day I come down to the water and whistle and these lobster jump out and I take them for a walk only to return them at the end of the day."

The warden, not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish without a license.

The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "If you don't believe me then watch," as he throws the lobsters back into the water.

The warden, wide-eyed and intrigued, says, "Now whistle to your lobsters and show me that they will come out of the water."

The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "What lobsters?"

Source: www.jokebuddha.com

Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

What are NSN Numbers?
NSN stands for National Stock Number. It is an official, standardized number applied to a specific item that goes through the federal supply system repeatedly. Read more about NSN numbers and how they’re used...

All About Dielectrics
A Dielectric is a form of insulation between two conductors that allows polarization of charges, also known as electrostatic attraction and repulsion. In coaxial cables, the dielectric is located between the center conductor and the outer conductor. For twisted pair cables, it is the insulation between the conductors as well as any air or other insulating medium that surrounds the conductors. Learn more about dielectrics, and the terms used to discuss their characteristics...

Get to Know Allied NH!
Spring is here and this month, we’re celebrating Allied’s 25th anniversary by highlighting one of the biggest signs we were growing into the company we are today: our first outside location. In 2005, New Hampshire became part of the Allied Wire & Cable family. Get to know some fun facts about your favorite reps from our Merrimack, NH location...

Why Can’t You Cut or Re-Spool Category Cables?
If you’re thinking about cutting or re-spooling category cable, there are a few things you should know. Most manufacturers will not offer cutting or re-spooling services for category cables. When it comes to Ethernet cables such as Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6, cutting or re-spooling is not recommended, as it can hurt the cable’s electrical characteristics and nullify the category rating. Learn more about cutting and re-spooling category cables...