Ribbon & Flat Cable
Sycor Technology’s ribbon cables provide a nice, clean aesthetic in areas where you need lots of connections without a huge mess of wires. Also known as multi-wire planar cables or flat cables, ribbon cables are most often used for the internal wiring of computers. Sycor’s ribbon cables come in a variety of configurations designed to fulfill the needs of various applications.
The primary benefit of ribbon cables is their flat construction, which allows them to be compressed into a limited amount of space. This fact attests to their popular use inside computers. Ribbon cables are also advantageous because they may be laid under carpeting and hidden out of sight. The only drawback here is that they must be used in straight-runs, as their flat constructions do not allow for them to be bent sideways.
Ribbon cables are measured by pitch and ways. The pitch references the measure of distance between the parallel conductors and is most often set at 0.050” or 1.27mm. The ways describe the number of conductors (usually between 4 and 80 conductors) in the ribbon cable. For example, a ribbon cable with 10 conductors would be described as a 10-way ribbon cable.
Have a question about ribbon cables or if they are right for your application? Give us a call! Sycor’s knowledgeable and friendly sales team are eager to lend their expertise and help find the right cable for you, whether it be a ribbon cable or another product altogether. Request a quote online, email, or call us today!