D-rings for cable management have been around for decades, and there isn’t much new in that world. But one d ring that has been overlooked for cable management is the Arlington D Rings. They are available in 2″ (#D-22), 3″ (#D-33) and 5″ (D-55) sizes. The Arlington D ring has been out for years as well and so we want to give them a little push and address a couple of questions that we have had with them.
The first obvious difference is that they are made out of a smooth non conductive plastic material. The size and shape are the same as the metal d rings that you may have been using for years in cable management, just different material and color. The biggest objection I have heard from people is that they probably aren’t as strong as metal. In some regards, maybe that is true, in other ways I would disagree but the real question is what are you using them for? Unless you are using them as ladder rungs or pull handles, they are way anf I mean way strong enough. What is a d ring for cable management designed to do? Manage cable right? So you should have no trouble routing your cable and holding it in check with a nylon d ring. If you are putting enough pressure on a nylon d ring to bend or distort it, you are likely putting too much pressure on your cable as well. So there are my thoughts on the concern that metal d rings are stronger than nylon d rings.
Now here are a couple of things I like about the Arlington D rings. One, they simply look better. With a better fit and finish, your closets will just look that much better. They simply look more modern than a raw cast piece of metal. The black finish will blend in well with your racks and panels. And a small detail but again one that ads to the over all look of the job is that you can install them with a standard black drywall screw that will blend right in. So if you are looking for d-rings, we stock the D-22 2″ D-Ring, the D-33 3″ D-Ring and we we can bring in the 5″ as well if you have the need.