An electrical cable is an assembly of one or more wires running side by side or bundled, which is used to carry electric current.
A cable assembly is the composition of one or more electrical cables and their corresponding connectors. A cable assembly is not necessarily suitable for connecting two devices but can be a partial product (e.g. to be soldered onto a printed circuit board with a connector mounted to the housing). Cable assemblies can also take the form of a cable tree or cable harness, used to connect many terminals together.
Ribbon cable – Useful when many wires are required. This type of cable can easily flex, and it is designed to handle low-level voltages.
New Cable and Connectors:
Automotive industry grade
Sealed connector system
Easier connection for factory and field
Repeated manual dis-connection and re-connection allowed
No special tools required with new system
Supports take apart machines, supports water box removal, supports unit bus troubleshooting circuit breakdown
Has plug to flat wire adapters available for new LLIDS with plugs to connect to old comm bus. Or, old LLIDS can be connected to new comm bus.
OK to paint
As with the existing IPC system there are proper techniques to follow:
Do not leave unused female or male plugs on harness; use correct piece.
Do not cut off unused lugs. An unused plug means you did not select the right parts.
Do not tie wrap over the plug latch as this could allow plugs to separate.
Do not attempt to repair a plug, piece parts are not available; only replacement cable assemblies are available, as listed in this literature.