The Fastest Charging Cords for Power Hungry Devices: PortaPow, Now in Australia at

PortaPow Fast Charge

Charge your devices 3x faster with PortaPow.

Australian’s spend more time online than any other nation, consuming over 10 hours of media every day. Much of that time is on mobile devices, tablets, and e-readers, which means that keeping devices charged and ready to use is a constant challenge. 4Cabling is excited to bring the solution to staying connected on-the-go to Australia: PortaPow fast-charging cables and adaptors.

Traditional charging cords, including the ones that often come with smartphones or tablets, are designed to work only at USB speeds, limiting charging times, while PortaPow fast-charge cables and adaptors work at AC speeds to charge devices 2 to 3 times faster.

PortaPow cables and adaptors not only work on popular Apple and Android devices, they are compatible with power-hungry mobiles like Blackberry, Nexus, and Windows. They also work on portable speakers, Bluetooth devices, e-readers, Sat Navs, and other rechargeable gadgets.

The Fast Charge Micro USB Cable replaces a devices charging cable, while the Fast Charge + Data Block USB Adaptor works in conjunction with a device cable or a PortaPow cable to speed up your charging time and block data.

PortaPow Data Block, available on USB Adaptors, is a great feature for those worried about security. Many cables automatically go into ‘data transfer’ mode as soon as they are plugged into a PC or laptop, putting data at risk of viruses, hackers, and slowing down charge times by uploading unwanted data. PortaPow chip technology works effectively to ‘dumb down’ the cord to essentially act as an AC power cord, only allowing power transfer.

4Cabling is Australia’s top source for cabling, server racks, fibre, and cable management online, and excited to add PortaPow products to a huge range of quality products for a connected world.


Product Review: Jackson 6-way Surge Protected Power Board

Power Board with Surge Protection

Protect your electronics and appliances.

Whether you are looking for something for under your desk, behind audio-visual set-up, or even something that might be visible in your home or office, this Jackson 6-way Surge Protected Power Board is a great option. It has a silver casing on the body, which makes it a little more slick than your average white or cream coloured power board… perfect for office fit-outs or decorating.

The slim design fits neatly behind furniture at home or in the office.

Jackson is known for their quality products, and this popular unit will protect your electrical goods and features a 6-outlet power board. 2 of the 6 sockets are spaced extra-wide to allow room for larger adaptors, power packs and battery chargers to fit without rendering other sockets un-usable. The power cord is 1 meter in length, and is black, and the slim design fits neatly behind furniture at home or in the office.

– 6 power outlets.
– Surge and overload protected.
– 2 of the 6 sockets are spaced extra-wide.
– Right-angled plug.
– Silver body with black cord.

– Voltage Rating: 240VAC 50Hz.
– Current: 10 Amps.
– Power Rating: 2400 Watt.
– Surge Current: 4500.
– Response Time: 20 nano seconds.
– Energy Absorption: 175 Joules.
– Dimensions: 1 meter power cord.
– Colour: Silver casing, black cord.

This power board, and a huge selection of regular and surge protected power boards, are available online at

15% Off Socomec UPS Towers at 4Cabling

Socomec UPS Towers

Protect your data and equipment.

Protect your data and equipment from power surges and outages with a Socomec UPS Tower. Our 650, 850, 1000, 1500, and 2000 VA units are now one sale for 15% Off.

These handy units will buy you time in a pinch, and offer great security at a minimal price. Use the discount code: SOCOMEC at 4cabling while the offer lasts.

Cable Heat Shrink Tubing

4cabling Heat Shrink Tubing

4Cabling 96 Piece Heat Shrink Kit

Great for organising cables, protecting your cables from abrasion or environmental wear, and restoring insulation on damaged cables. This Heat Shrinking Tubing Kit comes with 96 pre-cut lengths of 95mm Polyethylene tubing, 16 of each colour: black, red, green, blue, yellow, and yellow/green, with a variety of diameters for each ranging from 2mm to 16mm (see Specifications for more details). Simply slip the tubing over your cable or group of cables, and use a heat gun (not included) to shrink it. The shrinking ratio is 2:1, and has an operating temperature between -55C and +125C.


  • 16 x Black Tubing
  • 16 x Red Tubing
  • 16 x Green Tubing
  • 16 x Blue Tubing
  • 16 x Yellow Tubing
  • 16 x Yellow/Green Tubing


  • Material: Polyethylene
  • Colour: See Chart Below
  • Dimensions: 95mm length, diameters range from 2mm to 16mm
  • Shrinking Ratio: 2:1
  • Operating Temperature: -55C to +125C
  • Start Shrunk Temperature: 70C
  • Longitudinal Shrinkage: 5%
  • Flammability: VW-1
  • Certificate: UL, Reach, RoHS, Halogen Free
  • Tools Needed: Heat Gun (not included)


1 year limited warranty

IBM unveils a mainframe built for the mobile world


If you thought the rise of cloud computing spelled the end for the mainframe, think again. IBM announced Tuesday its new z13 mainframe, a system that took over five years to develop and which Big Blue says will be available in the first quarter of 2015.

The new machines are tailored to meet the “the massive growth of the mobile commerce,” said Mike Gilfix an IBM director of enterprise mobile and can supposedly process process 2.5 billion transactions a day, which [company]IBM[/company] equates to one hundred Cyber Mondays.

It’s clear that companies that specialize in financial transactions and commerce are the customer targets that IBM is eyeing with these machines, Gilfix said, as these organizations have typically been the “bread and butter” clientele for mainframes. Companies that specialize in logistics, like the airline industry, are also potential customers of these machines.

With more people using mobile apps to send payments…

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30% Off on 4Cabling’s 40 meter Laser Distance Meter

Laser Measuring Device

Measure with accuracy, quick and easy.

4Cabling is helping you take measurements faster and easier with their 40 meter Laser Distance Meter, on sale for $69 right now! That’s 30% off!

The old days of tape measures are gone. Digital laser measurement is the fast, easy way to measure. The dTape2 is the perfect home and job site measuring tool and eliminates the need for a helper to get the job done and is much more accurate…

Lightweight Unit
An innovative product, dTape2 weighs only 75 g and is only 24 mm thick, and fits easily into your pocket!

Multiple Functions and Calculations
dTape2 integrates multiple measuring functions and intelligent calculations. You can easily measure length, area, acreage and volume by simply pressing a button. The backlit display allows you to measure at anywhere and anytime. You can easily read two lines of data even in dark environment. The measuring range of 40 m and accuracy of 2 mm meets all your measuring needs at home and at work.

Key Features
Easy length measurement
Measuring lengths and distances up to 40m is a breeze with dTape2. Just take dTape2 Laser Distance Meter out of your pocket and at the touch of a button, measure distances! The distance will be displayed on the screen.

Calculate surface area quickly
Measure surface area without using other calculators.

Pythagorean theorem measurement
Measure the heights and widths of difficult targets using Pythagorean calculation.

Data storage function
Store up to 10 historical measurements and recall at anytime for calculation purposes.

Fluke: CableIQ Qualification Tester Review

This item is currently 10% off online right now: Pretty good deal!!!

Network Cabling News Australia

fluke cable iq tester Test your bandwidth with the Fluke CableIQ.

CableIQ is the first cabling bandwidth tester for network technicians. It gives even
the most novice tech the vision to see what speeds existing cabling can support,
quickly isolate cabling from network problems, and discover what is at the far end of
any cable. That means network techs can close trouble tickets faster, reduce on-call
time, and save money by better utilizing their existing infrastructure.

• Bandwidth Qualification
CableIQ quickly reveals whether a link, including patch cords, is qualified for voice,
10/100BASE-T, VoIP, or Gig. which can prevent countless hours of future downtime
and labor hours wasted on unnecessary troubleshooting.
• Can be used for Infrastructure Discovery
• Supported tests – Wiremap, length, cable signal performance, digital toner, analog
toner, Ethernet port detection and identification, analog telephone detection, blink
port light, continuity, speaker test, cable fault finding, video signal detection.
• Intelligent wiremap…

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How changes with data centres are changing how data is recovered

Get Your Data Recovered

Data Recovery Services UKHow are changes in data centres, changing organisations’ opinions about data centre efficiency? Are data centres the best way to keep your data safe, without having to worry about data loss? Though the idea data centres may not be new, UK IT organizations may face new challenges when it comes to securing data. With UK users increasing their use of laptops, tablets, Smartphones, and iPads, IT organisations have having to broaden their support of devices. However, instead of concentrating on the devices and instead are focused on users

Data centres are looking at efficiency as well as looking for ways to save money. One way centres are saving money is how they are virtualizing as many applications as possible. However, this is not all. They are using storage efficiency technologies, such as data duplication. Buying servers that allow centres to maximise space and power and also consolidate applications.

Need for…

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