Ribbon Cable - 6 wire (15ft)

Ribbon cable is really helpful in situations where you need to make a lot of connections without a big mess of wires. Nothing makes a project look more finished than a nice clean wiring harness.

This is a 15ft. length of 6-wire ribbon cable. Check the related products below for crimp-on connectors that will fit this cable.

  • [Datasheet](http://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Cables/HookUp/Morethanall IDC Cable HFR-28R3HF-xx.pdf)

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  • SomeGuy123 / about 13 years ago / 5

    Double rainbow all the way :D

    • I don't know if that was what they were after: I haven't seen much in the way of brown in rainbows (:.

      • Drew Folta / about 10 years ago / 1

        I think these are colored the same way as resistor bands: wire 1 is brown, wire 2 is red, wire 3 is orange, wire 4 is yellow, wire 5 is green, and wire 6 is blue. (I still think they should have started with 0-black though...)

  • Member #547026 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is this 15 ft per wire or all wires together are 15ft so every wire would be 2.5 ft

  • builtbylane / about 11 years ago / 1

    what gauge are these?

  • ruZZ / about 13 years ago / 1

    This is great, along with the headers you put up! Very useful :) Why are these and the tx/rx'ers not in a new product post? I'm more interested in this stuff! I'm glad I peek :D

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USB Bracelet

I made my mom a USB bracelet with a flash drive built in. This was rather handy. Also used it to fly a prototype to around 90,000 ft. The wire is rather fine, and after hand soldering several of these, I recommend using one of the ribbon crimps with it.

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It's Functional

Using this without crimp connectors calls for steady hands, a sharp knife, and patience.

Due to how small the wires are, stripping them can easily result in a cut wire instead of a bare one. I'd honestly prefer a slightly thicker gauge, but it is what it is.


The first time I bought it it was smaller then expected, but useful in messy situations. Having a ribbon crimp connector makes it more easy.