Ribbon Cable

A ribbon cable is a flat, thin cable composed of multiple small-grade cables placed parallel to each other. With each core situated side by side, they form a wide-flat cable resembling a piece of ribbon, hence its name. This type of cable is mostly used in electronic systems that require multiple data buses to link internal peripherals, such as disk drives to their respective drive controllers.

Description of Ribbon Cable

SHONSIN UL Ribbon Cable: UL2468, UL2651, UL20080

Ribbon cables are small, lightweight and flexible, allowing for use in tight spaces. The conductors are easily separated and route within the circuit. There are standard off the shelf configured ribbon cables.  SHONSIN Cable can also design custom constructed ribbon cable. We provide ribbon cable from stock allowing for quick turnaround time and measurable cost savings. We also design custom ribbon cable for specific performance needs, providing a cable for longer life, reduced downtime and measurable cost reduction. Ribbon cable delivers ITC/IDC press-fit terminations compatible with mass terminating equipment eliminating the need for special tooling. Here at SHONSIN custom cable various shielding, insulation, and jacketing materials are available to meet the requirements specified by the client.


Ribbon Cable Applications and Features

Custom ribbon cables are well suited for:

  • Board to Board Interface

  • Instrumentation and Measurement

  • Lighting

  • Medical Equipment

  • Aerospace

  • Defense

  • Robotics

  • Many more

No matter what the demand or application, we can design and provide the ribbon cable that you need for your specific application.


Features of SHONSIN Ribbon Cable:

  • Various insulation types

  • Various jacketing materials

  • Various shielding type for improved protection

  • Generally low voltage

  • UL/CSA certified listed products

  • Various industry-standard certifications

Ribbon Cable Technical Specifications


SHONSIN Ribbon Cable Technical Specifications

  • Gauge: typically 16 AWG through 32 AWG

  • Voltage: typically low voltage applications

  • Temperature: -40⁰C to +105⁰C / 200℃

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