The most important thing to remember about data collector cables is safety. Do not get wound up in your work!
It doesn’t matter if you are using a coiled cable or a straight cable; a break-away safety connector can be a lifesaver. When a data collector cable gets wrapped around a rotating shaft, it can be hazardous. It could result in a life-threatening injury to the analyst or severe damage to the data collector.
Photo #1 (below) shows a data collector cable that wrapped around a rotating shaft with no safety break-away connector. Note that not only is the cable destroyed, but both connectors have been ripped off the cable.
Photo #2 (below) shows a data collector cable that wrapped around a rotating shaft; however, the presence of a break-away safety connector protected the analyst from injury and saved the data collector from being severely damaged.
Safety features can be added to any portable measurement cable on our Cable Wizard, or connector kit versions can be bought below.