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Whether you need to run some wires for your home network or put new wires in the car, you are going to have to pass the wires through some holes. If the holes are in wooden or metal products, the wires can easily fray as they move around. To best protect the wires, you need to put some type of grommet in the holes. If you want the best protection, you may want to consider rubber grommets over other alternatives. In addition to reducing the likelihood of fraying on rough edges, here are a few other reasons to insist on rubber grommets.
Water, Weather, and Chemical Resistance
Rubber grommets can help keep water from getting through from one area to another. If you are putting some wiring up the side of a building, they will keep any rain from coming into the walls. If you are running the wires under the hood of your car, they will prevent corrosive chemicals from passing through the holes. Rubber can withstand higher and lower temperatures than other types of grommets and can act as insulation. This will keep the wires passing through from overheating or freezing.
In addition to insulating against extreme temperatures, rubber is a great electrical insulator. Considering that wires are used to carry electricity, this added insulation will keep any metal the wires pass through from becoming electrified and/or shorting out the wires and damaging electronic components.
Keeping Wires in Place
Having wires pulled can disconnect them or break them. Rubber grommets will grip the wires as they pass through the hole, keeping them in place. It might even be a good idea to create a few extra holes for these grommets: one close to the origin and one close to what the wire is connecting to in order to keep it snug and in place.
Along with gripping the wires to hold them in place, rubber will reduce the vibrations to the wires. This will not only help keep them in place, but will also keep them from rubbing against each other when more than a single wire is going through the grommet. You won't have to worry about any wire coating being rubbed off and having wires touch that shouldn't.
Grommets, in general, will keep you from having to replace wires as they fray or break. Although you can often us metal or plastic grommets, using rubber ones has definite advantages. Consider what the wires are being used for and how you need to protect them.