Grounding Braid, Straps

Products in this family are woven from fine strands of conductive material into a form having either a rectangular or circular cross-section, and sold as either a simple length of such material or an assembly with a terminal of some form pre-applied. The woven construction provides significant flexibility, and in the case of tubular materials, an interesting property of constricting diametrically when stretched axially allows it to function as a "finger trap". Such products are commonly used for creating electrical connections between machine or enclosure components, and in cable harness assembly for purposes of electrostatic shielding, abrasion resistance, or cosmetic purposes.