How tight is too tight when securing a cable cleat?

How tight is too tight when securing a cable cleat?

Cable cleats are generally fastened around the cable by a threaded bolt and nut, and the higher the torque when closing this fixing, the tighter the cable cleat’s grip on the cable.

A tight grip can be advantageous when considering axial slippage, but care needs to be taken as over-tightening can lead to damage to both the outer jacket and the construction of the cable.

As a rule of thumb, cable cleat fixings should be tightened until the cable cleat is tight around the cable without any gaps between the liner of the cable cleat and the cable itself, and with no visible damage or bulging to the outer jacket.

Specific torque recommendations can be provided upon request.

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