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, 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 far 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.