Custom coil cords aren’t just for landline telephones anymore.

Custom coil cords are everywhere. They are used in many applications, from headsets and instrument cords in music studios to car chargers for your cell phone. Because of their incredible versatility, they also have many uses across a wide range of industries, including Telecommunications, Medical, and the Military.

Since it’s not practical to list out every single use for these types of cords, we’ve put together a list of the top three most common reasons you might choose to work with a manufacturer to create a coil cord instead of a standard cord.

Custom Coil Cords Are Designed for Durability

One of the main reasons to choose a curly cord over a straight cord is that you need it to be able to withstand being extended and retracted as a regular part of its daily function throughout the product’s life. This means that several measures are taken during the design process to ensure the final product is able to handle the additional stresses required of a coil cord. This could involve measure like including additional reinforcement near the connectors or choosing a more flexible conductor material.

Saving Space

The primary feature of a custom coil cord is its ability to extend and retract. One of the reasons this feature is desirable is a simple question of saving space. If a piece of equipment requires a cord with a long reach, that cord can be unwieldy when not in use. Straight cords that are wound into a coil near the equipment is not only a safety hazard, it can also lead to a shorter lifespan for the cord due to additional stresses like twisting and bending. Creating a custom coil cord can address both of these situations and many more.

Efficiency & Organization

Custom coil cords are able to increase efficiency because they can be designed to carry different types of signal. For example, it might make sense to create a single curly cord that carries both electricity and data for a specific piece of equipment. Working with a reputable custom cable assemblies manufacturer to create a coil cord that consolidates several types of wires will not only make your workspace more organized, it is also safer.


Due to their versatility, curly cords are all around us. These incredibly useful cords are used in a wide variety of ways because they are durable and convenient. As with other types of custom cables, it’s important to work with an experienced cable assemblies manufacturer when creating a custom coil cord. Meridian Cable has extensive experience designing, extruding, and coiling curly cords for many types of projects. No matter what the intended function for your custom cable, our team takes the time to understand all of your requirements to make sure we create a finished product that meets your needs.

When you’re ready to get started on your next custom coil cord project, contact us at Meridian Cable Assemblies. We look forward to talking with you.

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