TOP 10 REASONS FOR USING FLAT CABLE

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1. Reliability

The simplicity of flat cable with its parallel conductor geometry eliminates many of the common sources of wiring error and malfunction. Registration of the conductors is one-to-one with the terminating connector or board so that proper contact assignment is almost automatic.

2. Weight Reduction

The use of flat cable often eliminates much of the conventional wire weight. Such things as redundant insulating materials, fillers and tapes are not required. In addition, the composite flat cable construction is so mechanically strong that it is not necessary to have large conductors for strength. The copper cross-section can thus be reduced to what’s required to carry the current load or to satisfy voltage drop requirements.

3. Space Efficiency

Eliminating unnecessary insulating, fillers and tapes reduces the bulk and physical volume of flat cables. In addition, their low profile enables them to hug surfaces and take advantage of tight, or normally-unused space. A rectangular cross-section allows flat cables to stack, or layer, with almost no wasted dead space between cables, providing maximum conductor density for a given volume.

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Whenever you fly in a commercial jet, it’s very likely that Cicoil cables are flying along with you. Cicoil cables are critical to the fuel control system on most commercial and military aircraft, and the cables have performed flawlessly for hundreds of thousands of flight hours.

Throughout Cicoil’s fifty year history, the Company’s high performance cables have performed in thousands of demanding, mission-critical applications. From the Space Shuttle, to the F-15 fighter jet, to high performance semiconductor equipment, engineers have relied on Cicoil for performance, quality and durability. In addition to providing high quality and reliability, Cicoil’s unique silicone-encased flat cables provide the ultimate in flexibility and compact packaging.

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