Kink Resistant Flat Power Cables

Kink Resistant Flat Power Cables
Valencia, CA; March 9, 2017:  For Power Cord applications that require resistance to kinking, fatigue and fraying, Cicoil offers mechanically tough, yet extremely flexible cables.  These easy to handle flat cables don’t require bulky insulating materials and fillers, which results in a more lightweight, flexible and tangle free cable design.

Unlike circular power cords that tend to kink when utilized in confined area applications, Cicoil’s flat cables are not prone to wire breakage, jacket punctures and operational failure when exposed to tight bending, flexing, mechanical stress and harsh environments. In addition, Cicoil’s ultra-flex power cables are made from high quality, oxygen free copper wire and are specially heat-treated for maximum ductility, performance and corrosion resistance.

Cicoil's patented computer-controlled extrusion process allows individual power conductors to be placed in a flat parallel profile, precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and the overall cable shape. This ensures that each of the internal conductors do not rub against each other and wear during operation.  The Flat cables also have greater surface-to-volume ratio than their round cable counterparts, consequently having higher efficiency in dissipating heat. This allows a higher current level for a given temperature rise and conductor cross-section. 

The unique outer jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to +165°C), acid rain, fungus, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light and many chemicals.  In addition, cable strength is enhanced by the fact that all conductors equally share tensile loads.

The Crystal-Clear Jacket also allows for quick, easy and safe inspection of cables in just about any application.  Unlike cables infused with color additives and possible contaminants, the Flexx-Sil™ rubber design offers complete transparency, so you won't need to be concerned about what's under the jacket.  It also includes the following benefits: Confirmation of Design Continuity, Ease of Troubleshooting for Wire Breakage and Simplified Termination of Parallel Wires to Connectors.

Standard "off the shelf" Hi Flex Power Cables are available for immediate delivery and cable assemblies, complete with connectors are offered in 3 foot, 6 foot and 12 foot lengths.  Cicoil offers custom hybrid designs and low-friction coating options by request. 

Cicoil's Halogen-Free & Flame Retardant cables UL Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant cables are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled and debris-free environment.

Want to design a custom, quick delivery cable, check out the Cicoil On-Line Cable Configurator: http://www.cicoil.com/flat-cable/configurator

Cicoil has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance cable assemblies for over sixty years. The company's Patented Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cable Technology provides high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil's flat cables are used in thousands of demanding applications; including aircraft fuel control cells, semiconductor automation, and the Space Shuttle. Cicoil designs and manufactures its Flexx-Sil™ jacketed cables and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil's quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard. Visit www.cicoil.com for more information, or call 661-295-1295 to speak to an application engineer.

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Online Cable Designer

Design your own flat cables right now, and receive an instant drawing and price. Millions of possible variations, and your custom cable is shipped 1-2 weeks after ordering.


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Flat Cable Live Catalog

Standard flexible flat cables are available for immediate purchase. Go here for specifications, pricing, or to place an order.


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Custom Cable Assemblies

Cable Assemblies, complete with the connectors of your choice, are available for any application. Go here to get design ideas, or to request a quote.


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Flat Cable Technology

Explore the technology behind our flat cables, and learn what makes them excel in the toughest applications.


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