What Is A Cable Assembly?
When we launched the Flux Connectivity Blog, we thought it was important to start it up by defining some of our most popular manufacturing solutions. In our first blog, we defined the wire harness – firstly, by distinguishing it from a cable assembly. As we pointed out, the two often get confused as being the same thing. To remind you, a wire harness is grouping of wires that are designed to transmit signals or electrical power. A wire harness generally has multiple branches or ends that can go off in a number of directions with several terminations on each branch. Keep in mind that a “wire” and a “cable” are two different things. As Bob LeGere of iConn Systems makes clear, a wire is a single conductor which is usually made of copper or aluminum. “Wires are low resistance, low cost, and measured by ‘gauge’,” he explains, “The smaller the gauge, the thicker the wire. The thicker the wire, the higher the risk of damage resulting from a burned fuse.”