When looking at cables for a specific purpose, the design is crucial in making sure the cables can properly fit and shape themselves to their necessary applications. Some cables are physically flexible, which can ease routing concerns during installation, but flex cables, including FFCs and FPCs, are actually designed to be installed in flexing applications with different types of motion. Without considering the type of flexibility you need from your cable, you could choose the wrong cable which could result in a reduced life cycle. Making the right choice the first time will save you time and money in the long run.
What are Flex Cables Used For?
Most high-quality cables today are rated for some amount of flexibility. Flex cables are utilized for many display cables found in a variety of electronic devices including:
- TTL cables
- Data cables
- Flat panel display interconnects
- Mother boards
- Touch screens
- Video displays
- HD television displays
- Smartphones and tablets
Advantages of Flex Cables
If your project or application will require cables to be placed in tight areas where flexibility is crucial, flex cables are a necessity. Some of the other advantages of flex cables include:
- Low profile and narrow width
- High flexibility
- Quick and easy, ready-to-plug connection
- Easily foldable
- Simple locking mechanism
- Provides reliable connection
Common Questions Related to Flex Cables
Quadrangle Products gets a lot of questions regarding cables. Some of the common questions regarding flex cables include:
- What are flat flexible cables and wires used for?
- What is the difference between flat flexible cables (FFC) and flexible printed circuits (FPC)?
- What is the Pitch on a FFC Cable?
- Are flat flexible cables more durable?
- What are flat flexible cables made of?
Contact Quadrangle Products Inc. about Custom Flex Cables
Are you working on a project that requires you to use flex cables but aren’t sure exactly what you need? The cable experts at Quadrangle Products Inc. are available to answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction. We offer 100% customizable flex cables for a wide variety of project types. Contact us today and check out our cable products page to see some of the models we offer.