You may have heard of a cable harness assembly and might be wondering what its purpose is. They are used in a range of applications, ranging from industrial to everyday use.

What is a Cable Harness Assembly?

Cable harnesses come under many different names; wiring looms, wire harness, cable assembly, wiring assembly or wiring harness. There are some differences between a wire harness and a cable assembly and the two are often used interchangeably, but they are separate components. 

A cable harness assembly is a collection of cables or wires that are used to emit electrical signals between devices. All of the cables used in the assembly can be tied together using a number of materials, including electrical tape or rubber. The material used to bind them together must be durable, especially if the cable harness is being used in a tough environment or industry, like aerospace or marine

The number of cables included in the cable harness can differ depending on the system it is being used for. If there is a large amount of data that needs to be transmitted across the system, more cables will be required in the harness. 

Why Do You Need a Cable Harness Assembly?

A cable assemblies are important to a system, as it keeps all of the cables tied together securely. This means that if they are used in a harsh environment, it is less likely to cause a short circuit in the electrical system, which could be caused by vibrations or moisture. For an example of a harness being used in everyday life, you need to look no further than your car where constant usage creates a lot of movement and vibration.

If you are unsure what it is you need for your system, Copper & Optic can provide expert advice on cable harness assemblies for your electrical components.

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If you are an OEM or business with a need for a cable harness, get in touch with us to find out more. Use our online contact form or call us on 01782 275810.