You’ll often see the terms “cable assembly” and “wire harness” used interchangeably when sourcing electrical components for product development.
People also mistakenly use the terms “cable” and “wire” synonymously.
But in truth, these components couldn’t be more different. Sure, a cable assembly and wire harness are used in electrical and communication fields to route electricity between different locations.
But that’s where the similarities end.
Both a cable assembly an wire harness have a distinct purpose, which means the success of your product depends on selecting the right one based on the specifications of the application.
Here’s a brief overview of the differences between cable assemblies and wire harnesses to help you make the right choice.