Usually insulated cable assemblies with low inductance and low characteristic impedance. Found in most audio interconnections, broadcast/studio applications, and control circuits.
Bare copper, nickel, and nickel-chrome wiring are wires that have no insulation or jacket covering them. Bare wire is inexpensive and readily available.
Biomedical instrumentation cable is used in many medical devices. These multi-conductor cables can be connected to transducers to transmit and receive data in medical instruments.
Braided wire is normally thin, bare wires that are braided or intricately weaved to create a larger, more durable wire.
Strain Reliefs for cables and wires can help relieve dangerous or unnecessary tension on cords from continuous flow and pressure.
Collections of wires or cable bundles in a single unit, or harness, used to interconnect and transfer signals throughout various points of a system.
A cable braid is a cable, or set of cables, that is jacketed inside an intricately weaved sheath. The braid serves as a protective sheath to the various cables that are held within the braid.
Cable management accessories and holding devices help keep cables organized and safe, especially in areas that have a multitude of electrical wires. Products include cord covers, braided sleeves, ties, clips, holders, racks, and cable enclosures.
Cables which are able to withstand placement in an environment that is not conducive to most other varieties of cables. Are able to withstand against corroding chemicals, ground moisture, and negative environmental situations (earthquakes, floods), etc.
A relatively thin layer of metal which is bonded to wire. Often copper is used as base metal for cladding. Examples are copper-clad aluminum wire, copper-coated steel wire, nickel-plated copper wire, etc.
Generally used for interconnections in RF/microwave applications. In construction the outer cable completely surrounds the inner conductor and ideally generates no external electric field and is shielded from other sources.
Communication Cable is generally copper wire, coaxial, or fiber optic cable that conducts telecommunication signals and data.
Computer cables are the various cables that are used in computers and computing devices. Computer cables include the cables that connect to speakers, to monitors, to plugs (for PCs), and the internal wires and cables within the computer.
Continuous flex cables are designed to function as signal cables but have the capability of being bent in alternate directions or when continuous motion is necessitated. Generally found in robotic devices.
A control cable is a multiconductor cable that is designed to operate in control application or signal electrical circuits.
Data transmission cables are designed to carry electrical signals that contain data and information. The cable carries the information from one electrical device to another.
The electrical signals flow through the electronic device's own cord, then continue through the power cord to the power source. Line and set cords relieve electrical cords from straining.
Flame retardant cables help stop and resist the spread of fire. Most cables are made from synthetic materials and chemicals. Many use the concept of thermal shielding by creating an insulation barrier between flammable and un-flammable parts.
Flame retardant wiring is able to withstand and prevent the spreading of fire within an electrical system due to the materials from which it is made.
Flat cables are extremely flat cords and cables that are often found in high density electrical machinery.
Flexible Cable or Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) are extremely flattened, thin, and elastic cables making it an excellent choice for many electrical applications. FFC is very similar to ribbon cable, which is also very flat and flexible
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) insulated cable is resistant to high temperatures and is a substitute for Tetrafluoroethylene Cable. It is slightly less resistant than TFE cable with respect to temperature.
A ground strap is a conductor intended to provide a path for an electrical current to the ground. A ground rod is a steel or copper rod driven into the ground with the intention that electrical currents will strike and then flow the rod.
A tube which shrinks in diameter when heated–commonly called "heat shrink." Used to insulate wires, connections, joints and terminals in circuits. Can also be used to repair wires, bundle wires, and protect wires or small parts from minor abrasion.
High temperature cables are used for applications that reach extremely high temperatures (over 125°C ). Cables are made of materials that are extremely heat-resistant, e.g. PTFE, glass braided fiber insulation, vitreous silica braided insulation, etc.
High temperature wiring can withstand extremely high temperatures better than most other wires. It is made out of heat-resistant materials that allow it to perform under extreme heat conditions.
High voltage cables are very strong and resistant cables that are intended for high-power electrical devices that require transmission voltages over 500 volts. Usually these cables are resistant against burnout, shock, and fire.
High voltage wiring can withstand high voltages emitted from high-powered electrical machines. The wiring is often flame-resistant and shock-resistant.
A hookup wire is a single conducting wire. They come in various stages of insulation, from bare to jacketed. It is normally used for low current, low voltage applications that are enclosed within an electronic device.
Instrumentation cables include the various cables that are used for a variety of electronic mechanisms. The instrumentation cables are those that connect an instrument or are contained within it, to help the instrument operate.
International cords and cord sets are appropriate for use outside of the United States. The cords work well in electronic devices that would otherwise need adapters to work in the different power sources in foreign nations.
Irradiated cables are treated and prepared by exposing them to specific radiations.
Grounding wire is also called a "grounding conductor". It connects an electrical device to the electrical ground. It is also used to dissipate electrostatic force on electrical equipment. Lead-in wire connects a transmitting source to a receiving source.
Low capacitance cable is designed to operate with high-speed data and signals. It provides less electrical distortion than other types of cable, as low capacitance cable always maintains the required and set wave shape.
Often constructed of copper or aluminum wire with thin insulation to prevent short circuits. Wire is single-strand, insulated with enamel, varnish, or cotton. and usually not magnetic. Used in transformers, motors, inductors, headphones, speakers, etc.
A microphone cable is the connecting cable between a microphone and an amplifier or other sound-altering device. Usually jacketed, well-shielded, flexible, and sometimes retractable for studio use.
Multiconductor cables are cables that contain more than one conducting cable within the cable complex bundle.
Developed for applications for severe operating environments. Usually copper wires are plated with gold, silver, tin or nickel. In addition to conductor protection, plated constructions can improve wire's solderability, conductivity, and overall strength.
Plenum cable is cable that is layered in plenum chambers of buildings (where airflow is permitted for heating, air conditioning and ventilation). Cable is usually coated with a fire-retardant coating.
Power Cable – contains solid or stranded conductors surrounded by insulation and a protective jacket. These cables are designed for handling high voltages and/or high currents.
Cable assemblies that transfer AC/DC voltage and current from one area to another and are designed for handling high voltages and/or high currents. Contains solid or stranded conductors surrounded by insulation and a protective jacket.
Radiation resistance wire is specially designed so that it retains its useful properties during or after exposure nuclear radiation.
Resistance wire is electrical wire used for its resistance and high melting point. Usually used for high power resistors, heating elements in electric heaters to produce heat, also electric ovens, toasters and other electrical appliances.
Retractile cords are coiled in a holder. Coiled cords are cords that have been pushed into a tight, cylindrical coil. Tinsel wire cords are flexible and resistant to metal fatigue.
Security cables help to keep electrical equipment, normally laptop computers, safe from being read or examined by others. They often come with keys to lock and unlock the cable wrapped around the computer.
Shielded cables are insulated electrical cables that are enclosed between common conductive layers. Most of the shield is made out of braided strands of copper that protect against excess noise and electromagnetic radiation damage to signals.
Jacketed wires are wires that are covered or surrounded by a rubber, or a similar material, to help prevent burning or spreading fire.
A form of tubular insulation that can be slipped over wires before they are connected to terminals. Often referred to as "spaghetti."
Spiral wrap and zipper tubing is abrasion-resisting wire covering. It can simply be wrapped, zipped, or placed around wires that need covering.
Stainless steel wire is made of a steel alloy that does not corrode, rust, or stain easily. Stainless steel wires contain more chromium than a regular steel wire.
Telephone cables are multi-conductor cables that are made up of twisted pairs of wires for telephone usage.
Various telephone cords connect telephones to a power source, normally a wall plug and also connect the telephone handset to the main body of the phone.
Test Lead Wire
A test lead wire is used to connect electronic test equipment to a device under test (DUT). Wire ranges from very simple, rugged cable to complex probes that are sophisticated in performance.
Teflon insulated cable, or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) cable, is a high-frequency, high-temperature dielectric and insulator that is used in electrical wiring and coaxial cables.
TFE insulated wires use tetrafluouroethylene to become stronger. TFE insulated wires can withstand higher temperatures and higher frequencies.
Cabling constructed from two dissimilar metal or alloys that are joined together at the sensing end, calibrated for use as a thermocouple pair (e.g. iron/constantan, copper/constantan, chromel/alumel), and attached to a sensor for measuring temperature.
Similar to coaxial cable, but with the addition of an extra layer of insulation and a second conducting sheath. Provides greater bandwidth and rejection of interference than coax. Commonly used in the TV industry as connection between a camera and system.
Twisted pair cabling is a form of wiring in which two conductors (two halves of a single circuit) are wound together to cancel out EMI from external sources. Examples are EMI from unshielded paired cables, crosstalk between wire pairs, etc.
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