Flat Cable

Although flat jacketed cable can be constructed from the same range of wire types as those used in ribbon cable, in practice this configuration is usually restricted to vinyl insulated wires and vinyl jackets. Special techniques have been devised which keep the outer jacket from fusing with the primary insulation, a condition which would make impossible the stripping of the jacket without damage to the individual wire coverings. While opaque jackets are generally specified, transparent materials are available, allowing the color-coded wires to be seen throughout the cable length.