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 and they can be used in conjunction with an endless number of other cable management systems. The size cable tie you need is largely dependent on how many wires you want to wrangle.
FireFold’s CABLETIE-4-CLR is a great choice for smaller cable bunches. They also work well in tighter spaces like desktop PCs. These 4” nylon cable ties are flexible and secure. 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. If you need to color-code or color-match your installation, these 4” cable ties also come in black.