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Computer Ribbon Cable

A computer wire assembly refers to a broad, flat cable comprising lots of conducting wires that are placed side by side. The cable acquired its ribbon cable name due to its similar resemblance to a ribbon.

A computer ribbon cable can also be called a “Flat cable” or “multi-planar cable.” Ribbon cables are commonly used in gadgets with insufficient space to accommodate other types of cables, for example, in computers.

One computer flat ribbon cable can be differentiated from another by understanding their different applications and constructions. However, all computer ribbon cables are made to be thin and with limited flexibility.

  • 1.27MM, 2MM, 2.54MM pitch connector
  • LOW MOQ 50pcs accepted
  • Sample available
  • Size: 50 x 3.2 cm/20″ x 1.3″(L*W); Product Name: Flat Ribbon Cable
  • Package Content: 1 x Flat Ribbon Cable; Main Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 32g; Color: Gray, Black
  • Connector Type: 26 Pin Female to Female IDC Connector; Pitch: 2.54mm
  • Withstand Voltage: 300V; Temperature: 105C
What are the types of computer ribbon cables?

Twisted flat ribbon cable

Twisted flat ribbon cable

This computer flat ribbon cable comes with pairs of twisted conductors packed together. To ensure the perfect connection between the connectors and PCB headers, the cables have to undergo a twisting process while using the IDC ribbon cable skill.

Rainbow ribbon cable

Rainbow ribbon cable

Flat ribbon cables exist in different types. Some are similar while others are unique in their own way. This includes the rainbow cable with stands out in its own ways. The cable comes with a rainbow structure including the colors. The colors help in making sure the wires are easily identified when it comes to connections. This computer ribbon cable type also features end splits for individual termination.

Standard ribbon cable

The standard ribbon wire harness design is quite unique. The design allows for easy mass termination.  Owing to this the cable has a broader application. The computer cable also stands out owing to its grey color.

Round to flat ribbon cable

Round to flat ribbon cable

This cable end is normally bundled and features a round shape construction. The cable is split for application use. This type of construction is significant for tight spaces. The cable’s end is significant in providing the necessary cable work.

Bonded ribbon cable

This bonded ribbon wire harness features three types;

  • The single hook-up wire
  • The coaxial wire harness
  • The multi-conductor wire harness

The ribbon cable’s bonding property aids in the organization of the construction and reduces the flexibility of the ribbon wire. This construction leads to a mass termination of several cabling products.

What are the applications of computer ribbon cables?

A computer ribbon cable is used in various computer applications within its internal peripherals. Over the years, the computer ribbon wire applications have continuously changed. In the early days, the BBC micro, as well as Apple 2 series, was used in older computer models.

IDC Connector 16 Pin Flat Ribbon Cable

However, nowadays, ribbon cables are prevalent inside CD drives, wire harnesses, hard drives, and floppy drives. Also, computer flat ribbon cables in computers and laptops’ internal wiring. They help to transmit data and communication.

What are the advantages of computer ribbon cables?

The computer ribbon cables are used in computers with much wiring.

Computer flat Ribbon Cable

  • The ribbon cables comprise different colors to make conductor identification easy.
  • Computer ribbon cables can be used in limited spaces due to their nature (flatness).
  • Ribbon cables can be mass terminated with ease.
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