Free-range cables can be a pest. Turn your back and suddenly it seems like there were more than you had to begin with. Leave them alone long enough and they’re spilling out everywhere. There’s no avoiding them, not at home or at work. You need wires for your entertainment center, your network, and chances are there are wires all over the inside of your computer. Especially in a professional setting, no one wants to see a careless cord cluster. Messy cables aren’t just aesthetically unappealing- they can also cause injury or damage. We’ve all tripped over a cord on the floor that shouldn’t have been there, and pets are especially prone to snacking on loose wires. Even if no one interferes, tangled cables can impede proper air circulation which is especially harmful to the delicate circuits in electronic equipment.
Cable management is important, and although it can seem tedious, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to bundle up your renegade cords, but cable ties- also called zip-ties- are the most common method. They’re easy, economical, and designed to last. When there are a large number of wires to be run, sometimes you also need to be able to easily identify cables by purpose, destination, or an endless number of other designations. Even if there aren’t an overwhelming number of cords, tagging your runs can save you time and money later when you have to troubleshoot or upgrade.
FireFold’s MARKER-TIES is a great choice for smaller cable bunches that also need to be labeled. They also work well in tighter spaces like desktop PCs. These 4” nylon cable ties are flexible and secure. You can stick a label onto the rectangular tab or even write directly onto it. Their classic groove and ratchet design locks the tie into place, preventing loosening even over time. With a tensile strength of 18 lbs, these little cable ties are best suited to light- and medium-duty applications. They’re UL rated as self-extinguishing, so they’re perfect for areas where the temperature is a concern. This 100-pack will last the average user for years, but there are enough to complete most major projects and our standard low price can’t be ignored.