Flexible Braided Connectors / UL

As North America’s leading manufacturer of flexible braided connectors, Exel has the know-how and proprietary technology to fabricate the standard and custom products its global customers need. 


For orders large and small, our standards do not vary. Selected raw materials are transformed by advanced numerically-controlled equipment that is proprietary. Our relentless focus on precision and ISO 9001:2015 quality control standards consistently produce flexible braided connectors second to none. Flexible braided connectors can also be referred to as shunts, flexbraids, flex links, or simply as braids, in industry jargon.

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Materials Used

  • Seamless C11000 ETP copper tube as per ASTM B188
  • Seamless C12200 DHP copper tube as per ASTM B75 or as per ASTM B88
Ferrule plating options
  • Electrolytic tin plating as per ASTM B545
  • Electrolytic silver plating as per ASTM B700
  • Electroless nickel plating as per ASTM B733
  • Lead free hot tin dip plating
The standard thickness plating on a ferrule is 0.0003" although it can reach up to 0.004", upon customer request.

Flat, round or tubular braids
  • Tin-Plated C11000 ETP copper as per ASTM B33 
  • Silver-Plated C11000 ETP copper as per ASTM B298
  • Nickel-Plated C11000 copper as per ASTM B335
  • Bare C11000 ETP copper as per ASTM B3
Most commonly used wire gages in the industry are 30 AWG (.010") to 44 AWG (.002").


  • Ferrule widths up to 10”
  • Ferrule thickness up to 3”
  • Total connector length up to 120”
  • Mounting holes as per NEMA standards
Custom sizes are also available.

Current Capacity

100 to 7,500 amperes


Insulation: Heat shrink PVC and polyolefin, ceramic heat shield and several other types of insulation materials are also available.

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For low and medium voltage applications, flexible braided connectors are used mainly in the energy industry for wind turbines, generators, substations, transformers, circuit breakers and rectifiers. They are also used in the automotive, aerospace, information technologies and military sectors.

Flexible braided connectors are mainly used in the following situations:
  • Heavy mechanical vibrations
  • Thermal contraction and/or expansion of attached units
  • Space constraints

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ISO 9001:2015
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