Retractable Coil Cords

Why Use a Retractable Coil Cord?

Many applications and environments benefit from a retractable coil cord in place of a straight cable:
High flex-life applications
Tight spaces
Trip hazard concerns
Handheld tools
Aesthetic applications
Continuous adjustments
Not sure where to start?
Consider these Four Factors when Designing a Retractable Coil Cord


Will the cable be exposed to extreme temperature or any fluids to possibly include chemicals?

Retracted vs. Extension lengths

Northwire utilizes a 5:1 ratio. If a cable is 5 feet when retracted, it can extend up to 25 feet.

Tangent direction and length

Parallel (tangential) vs. drop (axial).

Overall diameter of the coil or coil O.D.

This will determine what size mandrel is utilized when baking in industrial sized ovens.
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All You Need to Know about Retractable Coil Cords

Unsure if a Retractable Coil Cords is best for your application? Watch this 10-minute video to get up to speed on all thing retractile. 

  • Common end applications
  • Materials best suited for Retractable Coil Cords
  • Learn what affects coil memory
Learn key features and benefits as well as custom options for retractable coil cords
Quality You Can Trust!

Northwire Cable Design Specialists partner with you to ensure your custom cable solutions are tailored to your specifications and are reliable for the life-cycle of your application!

  • ISO9001, ISO13485, AS9100
  • ISO17025 Qualified Test Facility
  • IPC-A-610 and 620
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Is a retractable coil cord is right for your application?

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