AV Automation pre wire’s new and existing homes for the electronic necessities today’s homes and lifestyles demand. The term ‘pre wiring’ refers to the installation of cables and wires during a new home’s construction or installing needed audio video cables and wires in a finished home before integrating new equipment or home automation systems. Here at AV Automation we run into situations where we did not do the initial pre wire of the home.

Consequently, we come across all types of cabling that just doesn’t meet our high standards. Here is an example from the other day. A 4-conductor wire was run from the amplifier to a volume control location. From there, two 2-conductor wires ran to each of the speakers. The original wiring was simply connected by electrical wire nuts.

AV Automation: Pre-wire errors

We brought the wiring up to AV Automation standards by removing the electrical wire nuts and striping back the wires then twisting them together in what we call an inline connection.

AV Automation: Pre-wire errors

Once the inline connections were made, we soldered each of the 4 wires being careful not to overheat them.

AV Automation: Pre-wire errors

Then we used a product called heat shrink to insulate the 4 wires.

AV Automation: Pre-wire errors

Once this was done, we covered all 4-conductors in one large piece of heat shrink.

This is the way all speaker connections should be made. This is why we warranty all of our cabling for 10 years. Just another way that AV Automation sets the standards in the Austin Audio Video Market.

Content provided by Scott Ross – Lead Field Technician/Programmer

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