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Marine Flex Cable – FAQ Guide

It is very important to look at the degree of flexibility of the cable when you are buying one for your application. Often overlooked, but this factor is an important consideration.

Usually some of the cables are quite flexible, but some are specifically designed to be installed in flexing application with different types of movements.

But there’s a lot more you need to learn about these Marine Flex Cables.

Welcome to the FAQ’s page for Marine Flex Cable. This article will answer all of your questions, queries, and inquiries about Marine Flex Cable.

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1. What Is Shipboard Cable?

A shipboard cable is a filamentous appendage consisting of bands of a single to multiple copper conductors wound together, covered by a protective layer of some insulating material.

These conduits are specifically designed for use in ships and vessels and other maritime equipment.

Figure 1 Marine Flex Cable


Figure 1: Marine Flex Cable

2. What is the construction of Marine Flex Cables?

Construction of Marine Flex Cables is quite different from construction of regular cables.

On the basis of construction, Marine Flex Cables are divided into two types:

  • Cables that have conductors stranded in layers inside the cable
  • Cables that have bundled or braided conductors

Construction of a Marine Flex Cable


Figure 2: Construction of a Marine Flex Cable

3. What is Conductors stranded in layers type of Marine Flex Cables?

Going along the layers is easy to produce, so it is usually less expensive.

The cores of the cable are tightly wrapped and left longer in several layers around the center and then inserted into a coil-shaped belt. In the case of protected cords, the cores are wrapped in wool or foil.

However, this type of construction means that, during the bending process, the internal pressure is compressed and the outer radius is lighter as the cable core moves.

This works well because the strength of the material is still sufficient.

Types of Marine Flex Cable on the basis of constuction


Figure 3: Types of Marine Flex Cable on the basis of constuction

4. What is Conductors stranded in bundles type of Marine Flex Cables?

A different way to build a cable for braiding conductors around a non-compressed center is in the second type of construction.

Completing multiple layers ensures the same bending curve for each conductor.

Whenever the cable is flexible, the path of any core moves quickly from the inside to the outside of the cable.

The result is that there is not a single compressive spine near the inside of the bend or extending near the outside of the bend — which reduces total stress.

An outer jacket is still needed to prevent the cores from opening. A jacket full of pressure, rather than a simple flared jacket, is better here.

This fills all the gussets around the cores, ensuring that the cores cannot open.

The strong cable that emerges is usually stronger than a standard cable but lasts longer in applications where it has to be constantly changing.

Conductors stranded in bundles type


Figure 4: Conductors stranded in bundles type

5. What is Marine Flex Cable used for?

Most of the flex cables are rated on the base of the amount of their flexibility.

Marine Flex Cables are mostly utilized as display cables and used in electronic devices such as:

TTL Cables, Flat Panel Display Interconnects, Touch Screen, Video Displays, HD Television Displays, Smart phones and Tablets, Data Cables, Mother Boards, Cameras, Monitors etc.

6. Which is the most flexible Marine Flex Cable?

Industrial wires are usually made up of more wire strands, called ‘base strands’, rather than made of solid metal.

Many strands make the wire flexible, allowing it to bend and bend more easily than steel.

When the base strand is finer, the flexibility increases. 24 standard AWG cable has 7 base strands, a standard Marine Flex Cable has 19 base strands, and the Cicoil High-Flex wire has 66 basic cables.

All Cicoil cables have a minimum depth of 40 AWG, compared to 36 AWGs and larger than other ‘flexible’ cables.

Cicoil cable operators have two to three basic strands than a ‘flexible’ competitive cable.

This makes the Cicoil cord extremely flexible, as cables with smaller bases will have much less bending space than straps with larger straps.

In addition, a more sharpened wire has a much longer lifespan in the use of flexible conditions.

Most flexible Marine Flex Cable


Figure 5: Most flexible Marine Flex Cable

7. What is high Marine Flex Cable?

High Marine flexible cables are built with extreme flexibility and difficult operating conditions.

The upper flex cable and wire can withstand continuous flexibility until it exceeds 10 million flexibility cycles.

The advantages of high-end Marine Flex Cable and wire for different performance are extended cable life, and greater reliability than standard non-shelf cables.

8. Which type of Marine Flex Cable is flexible?

Marine Flexible cable is designed for power, lighting and control circuits on shipboards that require a flexible or portable system.

Variable Marine cable types include DPNP, TPNP, and FPNP.

They are canned copper cable operators, EPR installs and flexible PCP marine cables.

The flexible cable meets the functional test requirements of JIS C3410 and JIS C3411.

9. What are 2 cores Marine Flex Cable mainly used for?

This type of cord is used for lighting fixtures with plastic lights that do not require soil. The cable has only two live and neutral characters.

As this is a Marine flexible cable it will be in a circular shape with an outer spine and two colored PVC colored corks.

10. Which type of Marine Flex Cable does not require bending?

Stationary cables are the most common and cost-effective solution, but you should know that the cable does not need to be moved around the corners during installation and that no bending or flexibility of any kind will be required.

Cords limited to stationary movement will be much stronger with a given supply, but this is intended for installation in stationary applications.

These measurements are static and are widely used in stationary trays, audio and audio streaming systems, instrument systems, and more.

A Stationary Cable


Figure 6: A Stationary Cable

11. What is minimum bending radius of Marine Flex Cable?

The Marine Flex Cable bend cord is the smallest area of   the cable that can bend without damaging the cable.

Factors affecting the lower bending range include cable size, cable construction, type of conductor, and types of sheathing and insulation used.

Rotating radius is often displayed as a cable size factor, for example, 6D or 6x the outer diameter of a cable.

Appropriate standards determine the minimum bending width to protect the integrity and performance of the cable

When the cable bending radius is exceeded either by sliding on a drum with a very small drum in the cable or during installation, the cable may show kinking damage or other damage to the socket as a sign of other potential problems.

Minimum Bending Radius of Marine Flex Cable


Figure 7: Minimum Bending Radius of Marine Flex Cable

12. Can you use Marine Flex Cable for fixed wiring?

NAPIT does not recommend the use of flexible cables for general fixed electrical installation.

Regulation 521.9.1 allows for the use of Marine flex Cables for fixed wirings in the case of a type of heavy-duty work or where there is a risk of damage is low or protection from mechanical protection is provided.

The obvious use of Marine Flexible Cables for fixed installation is the final connection of equipment that may need to be repaired, such as water lamps or engines. Flexible cables can be used to add wires between buildings.

Fixed Wiring for Electrical System


Figure 8: Fixed Wiring for Electrical System

13. How far can you run Marine Flex Cable?

You can install Marine Flex Cable for a length of 6 ‘(1.8m), but only if it is securely fastened at intervals of less than 3’ (900 mm), and within 12 “(300 mm) boxes and fittings.

These flexible conduits are suitable for areas that require strong bending and adjacent seating areas can make it difficult to bend the normal route.

Water heaters can light, and attic vents are good examples of a standard flexible conduits installation.

14. Can you run Marine Flex Cable outside?

Flex cables allow you to get a great bend, compared to other cables, and also straighten easily.

If you are looking to put something in a solid outer space and need flexibility, Marine flex Cable may be what you need.

If you use a standard flexible cable on the outside, it would not withstand any movement at temperatures below 0 ° C and could crack under cold weather, causing problems.

While the Marine flex cable is designed to withstand temperatures up to -20 ° C. it is ideal for solid environments, where your regular outdoor cabinet armor will simply not work.

15. Can you use Marine Flex Cable lighting?

Light cable, 0.75mm² flex can be used for items rated under 6 Amps or 1,380 watts. All Fektoriyx power cable has 1.5mm² cables and is limited to 15 Amps.

Lighting Marine Flex Cable


Figure 9: Lighting Marine Flex Cable

16. What physical properties make Marine Flex Cable more Flexible?

The type of coating used, whether or not the shielding, folding, or filling, and the overflow of the conductor are the measurement factors. In this regard, it is also important to note the number of flexible circuits the cable can withstand, the weight of the cable, the type of flexible movement the cable can perform, and the bends bend radius. While the cable bending cable tells you how the cord can be twisted without injury, it does not tell you how the cable can be used without damage in a movement app where there is constant movement at that curved angle.

17. What are the advantages of Marine Flex Cable?

If your project or application is going to require that cables be placed in tight spaces where flexibility is essential, Marine Flexible Cables are a must. Other benefits of Marine flexible cables include:

  • Low profile and low width
  • High flexibility
  • Fast and easy connection, ready to connect
  • It is easily folded
  • Simple lock method
  • Provides reliable communication

18. Is Marine Flex Cable used for a spur?

Yes, Marine Flex Cable can be used for spur.

The Spur is a single 13amp socket and will be connected to a double 13amp socket in the ring circuit. The cable distance between the foundations will be 2.5m (max 3m)

Marine Flex Cable spur


Figure 10: Marine Flex Cable spur

19. How stationary movement can be used by Marine Flex Cables for routing?

If the cable is going to be fixed in your application but needs to be mechanically transported or inside cable trays with curves or curves, a little flexibility is required during initial installation.

For applications such as this one, we recommend that you look at the strings that are the most dynamic, not the default.

Most of the time during installation the cable is too strong to move properly and the installer is unable to move the cable or has difficulty doing so.

This can lead to higher costs due to downtime and alternative access to cable, so we will always recommend a flexible solution that will not bank the bank.

20. What is difference between Marine Flex Cable and a regular wire?

The Marine Flex cable is larger than a regular cable of the same size.

Therefore, the 6 AWG Marine Flex Cable contains more copper than the 6 AWG car cable. The more copper in the cable, the better the current-carrying capacity it has.

The Marine Cable also holds a soft and sturdy PVC jacket. These inserts are produced in such a way that they are highly flexible.

This is especially important when transporting cables to solid surfaces such as houseboats. The installation also handles print codes making identification much easier.

No more guessing the phone size or resisting temperatures.

These elements combine to form a cable that can take the worst punishment at sea to give us.

21. Which size of Marine Flex Cable is commonly used?

This is the basic question you need to address when designing your wiring.

Installing a large Marine Flex Cable is expensive and can add weight, but installing a cable that is not big enough to worry about safety.

There are four types of variables to consider: power or strength, temperature, whether the wires are connected in close proximity, and power outages.

22. What is Marine Flex Cable bundling?

While we are in the heat of the moment, you should understand that Marine Flex Cables  are connected together  and produce increasing heat.

And you have a greater problem with eliminating that heat than it does with each one.

This is something you should know, but the standard ABYC standard only applies to cables that carry 50 volts or more, so it is a problem with AC circuits in the boat, not the installation of your standard 12 volt DC cable.

Generally, when three operators are included, reduce the maximum increase by 30 percent. When four to six conductors are combined, reduce the maximum size by 40 percent.

When seven to 24 conductors are combined, reduce power by 50 percent.

23. What is special about Marine Flex Cables?

The Marine Flex Cable is large in size of a given gauge, up to 12% larger by a certain size.

If you choose to use these cables, you must allow this difference when using the most accessible sea voltage tables.

The strands of marine flex cables are different, the strands are smooth and each strand is canned.

The good grip makes the cable flexible, allowing it to thrive on a moving, vibrating boat, while the strands on the cans provide extra protection against rust.

Finally, the partition is designed to stand on the beach; oil, moisture, and heat protection.

24. How do you connect marine cables and wires?

To connect Marine cables and wires, make sure that you follow these tips:

  • Positive strands are red (in our guide, your boat may have other colors)
  • Negative strings are black (or maybe yellow on your boat)
  • Current is rated by Amps (A)
  • Potential difference is measured in Volts (V)
  • It is current flowing through wires (like water through a pipe). Too much current can heat the wires up to the starting point of the fire
  • Voltage does not “go”. it is a measure of the ability to do work. Like water pressure in a pipe

25. What are main features of Marine Flex Cable?

The features of Marine Flex Cable are as follows:

  • conductor

A flexible cable conductor is usually made of copper. The conductor is usually solid or closed/flexible. There are between 1 and 5 characters, depending on the cable.

  • The jacket

Definition: A ‘jacket’ of cable or inserts is a protective barrier used over the conductor. In the case of RVV cables, they have PVC protection using polyvinyl chloride.

The substance is fire resistant and resists other chemicals such as oil.

  • Sheath

Definition: Depending on the cable, it may be non-abrasive or PVC.

  • Flame Resistance

Definition: Each RVV cable is designed to withstand flame.

They have a high temperature and can withstand very high temperatures.

RVV cables are available in a variety of temperatures such as 70 ° C, 90 ° C, 100 ° C, 150 ° C, 200 ° C, and 250 ° C.

In the event of a fire, the impact is minimal.

  • Voltage Measurements

Definition: The most common electrical power available in flexible cables is 450-750V or 300-500V.

  • Colors

Definition: RVV cables produce in many different colors, making them easy to separate.

The flexible ZW Cable cables are available in black, white, brown, yellow, blue, red, and various colors.

26. How to determine that which Marine Flex Cable is right?

There are a few clues that can help you make your decision.

The most important indicator is the dialectic power of the cable. If the cable has high dielectric strength, this means that there will be less material in the cable that increases flexibility.

It is also good to choose a cable made of soft material with a 70-80 odometer.

If you have a soft cord, it will be easier and lighter which means it will bend and bend easily.

27. How Marine Flex Cables are used in Industry?

Many power supply cables for motors are low power designs rated at 2000 V and below.

That is to say, some facilities with fixed power consumption use medium power cables ranging from 2,000 to 35,000 V.

Available in single and multiple operator buildings, these power cords must be able to withstand high loads of equipment, speed, and acceleration.

Typical applications include machine tools, cranes, conveyors, portable designs, and heavy-duty machinery.

Such cables can temporarily supply ac or dc power to motors and generators and can operate indoors and out, depending on their temperature range.

28. How to solder Marine Flex Cable?

Whenever possible avoid joining the flex.

If necessary, always use the correct connector and never try to fasten the two pieces of flex by twisting the loose wires together and covering them with protective tape.

No matter how careful you are there is always a risk that joining may work or split because stretching it is easy.

If the joint function is free it can cause sparks that could lead to a fire.

Among other hazards, ground safety lead may be encountered in a three-way base junction or a significant split between live and neutral wires collapsing, resulting in a short circuit.

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