Floor Cable Protector

    cable protector

  • An item designed to be interposed between a cable and its support or housing to prevent chafing caused by contraction and expansion due to changes in the ambient temperature or damage or injury from outside sources.


  • the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); “they needed rugs to cover the bare floors”; “we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent”
  • A level area or space used or designed for a particular activity
  • The lower surface of a room, on which one may walk
  • a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; “what level is the office on?”
  • All the rooms or areas on the same level of a building; a story
  • shock: surprise greatly; knock someone’s socks off; “I was floored when I heard that I was promoted”

floor cable protector

floor cable protector – Fastlane FL1X1.5-B

Fastlane FL1X1.5-B Polyurethane 1 Channel Drop Over Cable Protector with L-Shaped Connectors, Black, 36" Length, 5.25" Width, 0.75" Height
Fastlane FL1X1.5-B Polyurethane 1 Channel Drop Over Cable Protector with L-Shaped Connectors, Black, 36" Length, 5.25" Width, 0.75" Height
Fastlane FL1X1.5-B polyurethane 1 channel drop over cable protector with L-shaped connectors is made from black RIM (reaction injection molded), UV-stabilized polyurethane to protect cables, electrical cords, and hoses up to 0.5″/1.27 cm outside diameter (OD) from wear and compression caused by vehicular traffic (up to 2,100 lb./954 kg per axle) while helping to reduce the danger posed by loose cables in the path of pedestrians. Its drop-over design with its single 1.5″/3.81 cm wide channel offers ease of installation and removal, and it provides a low profile at 0.75″/1.9 cm high to reduce the risk of tripping accidents. The cable protector has two L-shaped connectors on each side (two male connectors on one side and two female connectors on the other) for interlocking multiple connectors to extend coverage across wide passages. The surface has a patented five-bar tread pattern for traction, and molded safety symbols that meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535.3-1991 standards. This cable protector is suitable for use in lightweight vehicle and pedestrian traffic at homes, offices, and warehouses, as well as indoor and outdoor commercial and industrial environments.
Cable capacity1 channel
Cable channel dimensions0.5 x 1.5 inches/1.27 x 3.81 cm (W x H)
Maximum load capacity at 70 degrees F/21 degrees C1,050 lb./477 kg per tire
2,100 lb./954 kg per axle
Overall dimensions0.75 x 5.25 x 36 inches/1.9 x 13.33 x 91.44 cm (H x W x D)
Weight3 lb./1.4 kg

H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Drop over cable protectors (also called cable covers or cord covers) protect cables, electrical cords, and hoses from wear and compression from pedestrian and vehicular traffic. They can also improve pedestrian safety by helping to decrease the risk of tripping over cables crossing paths or aisles. Drop over cable protectors are placed over cables lying on a floor or outdoor surface where people or cars are expected to pass. These protectors are shaped like trapezoids with an opening on the bottom (called the channel) for the cable or cord. Because they are open on the bottom, they are easy to deploy and pick up, but when used on rough surfaces, they do not protect cables from abrasion from below. Cable protectors are designed for use in public, commercial, and industrial applications where cables, cords, and hoses need to extend across an area pedestrians may pass or vehicles might drive over.
Checkers Industrial Safety Products manufactures and distributes a variety of products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whips for manufacturing, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment applications. The company, founded in 1987, is headquartered in Broomfield, CO.

ersatz cable protector

ersatz cable protector
There was a piece — a wee little piece of electrical cable — maybe 1/4" — that wasn’t protected where the wire mold met the floor. We can’t have that. (Aside from the safety concerns, it was too difficult running that cable to even *contemplate* the consequences if it were pierced by a finishing nail.) But none of the wire mold was quite the right shape and size to fit neatly behind the baseboard. What to do?

Luckily I had a spare piece of aluminum corner trim and a reciprocating saw (a Girl’s Best Friend). It’s not pretty, but hey — it worked! 🙂

All Tangled Up…

All Tangled Up...
The wiring situation at the back of my computer… mainly thanks to all the external harddrives. I could also do with doing a bit of dusting I guess.

Glasgow, Thursday 8th February 2007.

floor cable protector