Recent News

What is the Difference Between Volts and Amps?

Having the right volts and amps set up will ensure the right power is being delivered to your electrical circuit. But what is the difference between volts and amps? While volts are used to measure the force of the electrical charge, amps are used to measure the electrical current flow throughout your circuit. Learn more… Read more »

What is a Volt?

Volts, or voltage, is an important component of any lighting or electrical project. But what is a volt and why is it important? A volt is used to determine the electrical capacity of a circuit to maintain a steady current flow of power throughout your electrical project, but that’s just the start of why volts… Read more »

Why Do Metals Conduct Electricity?

Having the right material in place as an electrical conductor will ensure a steady current through your circuits. You may have heard that certain metals are great conductors, by why do metals conduct electricity? And, are there certain metals that conduct electricity better than others? Find out which metals are right for your next at-home… Read more »

What is Megger Testing?

When working with high voltage cables that need quality insulation, you want to ensure that you have the best materials in place. One of the best ways you can do this is with the help of a Megger Test. What is Megger Testing, you might ask? It’s a device that measures the electrical resistance and… Read more »

What are the Best Heat Insulation Materials?

Electrical cables need to be kept at a standard temperature to ensure they continue to work at their best. That’s why you’ll need to protect your cables and electrical projects with the right thermal insulation materials to manage heat flow. Since there are cables with different electrical capacities, you’ll also have several materials to choose… Read more »

What is an Electrical Contact?

With many people using appliances, electronic equipment, or motors at home, it’s important to understand how electrical contacts work in order to ensure seamless connection and your devices work properly. So, what is an electrical contact? Electrical contacts are low-voltage switches that complete or disrupt a circuit that is affecting your electrical current flow. Learn… Read more »

What is Current Overload?

When it comes to managing your electrical projects, you’ll always want to maintain the right electrical current to avoid sending too much power and electricity to your current. Similar to a river or a stream, a steady current offers smooth passage, while a higher current is where you can run into some dangerous problems. That’s… Read more »

What is Polycarbonate?

While it’s crucial to understand how electrical processes work and how different components and tools must be handled correctly, it’s also important to understand what these materials are. On many of our electrical products at Gateway Cable Company, you’ll see dust caps and other parts made of a certain material called polycarbonate. What is polycarbonate… Read more »

Types of Fuses

Each electrical job is unique, that’s why there are many different types of fuses you can choose from. Are you looking for a low voltage or a high voltage fuse? Are you working with an AC or DC fuse? Get all the information you need to get the job done as Gateway Cable Company breaks… Read more »

How to Test a Fuse

In order to ensure your electricity and electrical components are working properly in your car or at home, it’s important to know how to test a fuse. When you regularly test your fuse, you can gauge whether they are working properly and whether you need to make some adjustments. There are also some clear indicators… Read more »

How to Install an Inline Fuse

While there are many different types of fuses to help you achieve or maintain the power you need, an inline fuse can be a great component to ensure an even distribution of electricity for your circuit. So, if you need to add a fuse holder to your car or to some of the lighting in… Read more »

Electrical Cable Types

Just as there are many different types of connectors, the family of electrical cable types is equally as wide. Are you looking for the right cable for transferring signals and frequencies, or for use while in the field? Refer to our list of electrical cable types and applications below to see which cable is the… Read more »

What is Procurement Approval?

The military is a billion-dollar industry, and for military procurement approved suppliers and contractors, hard work, high-quality products, and the correct registrations and certifications can take business to new levels of success. Gateway Cable Company is a procurement approved supplier of military-grade products. What is procurement approval? Essentially, it means businesses like ours meet the… Read more »

What is an Ampere?

What is ampere in electricity? First, let’s answer the question, “What is a current?” Current is the measure of the rate at which electrons “flow” in a circuit. Ampere is a basic unit that measures current, and is frequently shortened to “Amp.” It’s a measure of the amount of electric charge that passes a point… Read more »