Benefits of Using a Custom Cable Assembly versus a Standard Cable Assembly

by Carr MFG Cable Solutions for Every Application

Whenever you are developing a new product that requires cable assemblies, you have different options available. You could choose to use a standard cable assembly. However, there are drawbacks to using a standard solution. First, you have to make sure your product has been designed to work with a standardized assembly. Reworking your product design is often time consuming when you failed to consider this ahead of your development phase. Further, redesigning your product through backwards engineering is not always an ideal approach to take and can add to your project’s expenses. Rather, it is better to use a custom cable assembly as this solution gives you the flexibility to have the cable created to fit with your unique specifications and requirements.

Another drawback to using a standard cable assembly is in the lack of flexibility it provides. You may be limited in the kinds of functions you are able to accomplish because it does not have all of the necessary connections. In addition, certain types of standardized solutions have specific current and voltage requirements, which might not match the components and parts you used in your product design. In order to make the standard assembly work, you would have to replace parts and components with those matching the voltage and current requirements of the assembly. However, you are able to easily avoid this problem by obtaining and using a custom cable assembly.

An advantage of using a custom cable assembly is the ability to make changes during the product development phase of your project. Initially, you may require the cable to have a set number of wires or a specific connection end. As you start to build the prototype, you could discover you want to incorporate additional features or make changes that require a newly modified customized assembly. These adjustments are able to be made, until you are completely satisfied with your finalized cable assembly. Because you can make changes now, you might discover ways to save space, cut production costs, or other improvement s to your product before it goes into production.

You have already seen a few examples of how using a custom cable assembly is better than a standard assembly for new product development. Not only are you given the flexibility and freedom to design your product to satisfy the needs of your consumers, you also are able to have each custom assembly created with the right number of cables, connection ends, and other such aspects. Customized solutions are available for terminals, circular cables, DINN, Dsub, flat ribbon, crimp and poke cables, MTA, and soldered terminations.  

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