A cable tray refers to a cable management system in the form of a long or rectangular open container in which cables for multiple services are neatly positioned to travel through the building.
They are often installed either above suspended ceilings or hidden below raised floor. Often with a combination of both.
This is partly because of how much homeowners find messy wiring an eyesore.
With the clever implementation of both vertical and horizontal trays, a well-planned house can appear to have no cables at all.
Cables housed inside the cable tray include:
- Data cables
- Electrical wiring
- Telephone lines
The size of the tray depends on the available space the electrician has to work with and the requirements of the home owner.
The need to organize them properly helps future contractors hired to upgrade or repair them to easily determine which cables are for what purpose.