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Flat Festoon Cable (PVC)

Flat Festoon Cable (PVC)

Flat Festoon Cable (14 AWG, 12 Cond. Shown)

Festoon cable is a flat portable cord designed for use in cranes and festoon cable systems. Most commonly available with a yellow or black jacket, other options include PVC or Neoprene for insulation and jacketing. See below for our PVC Festoon Cable offerings. If standard Festoon Cable specifications don't meet your needs, Allied Wire can design a custom festoon cable that matches your company's unique needs. Read about the Custom Festoon Cable we designed for a customer of ours in the aerospace industry.

Flat Festoon Cable (PVC)

Flat Festoon Cable Specification:

  • Temperature rating:
    • Flexing Temp: -5°C to +70°C
    • Static Temp: -30°C to +70°C
  • Voltage:
    • Working Voltage: 450/750V (H07)
    • Testing Voltage: 3000V
  • Flexing Bending Radius: 10 x Ø 
  • Insulation Resistance: > 20 MΩ x km

Festooning Cable Construction:

Festoon cable is constructed of 4 to 12 conductors, laid in parallel, covered with a jacket.

  • Conductor:
    • Material: Stranded Bare Copper
    • Size: 2 AWG to 16 AWG
    • Number of Conductors: 4 to 12
  • Insulation: PVC; see color code chart below
  • Jacket: PVC; available in black or yellow

Color Code Chart for Festoon Cable

Wire Color Wire Color Wire Color
1st Black 5th Yellow 9th Orange w/ Black Stripe
2nd Red 6th Brown 10th Yellow w/ Black Stripe
3rd Blue 7th Red w/ Black Stripe 11th Brown w/ Black Stripe
4th Orange 8th Blue w/ Black Stripe 12th Black w/ Red Stripe

Applications of Festoon Cables:

  • Cranes and hoists
  • Festooning systems
  • Track systems
  • Robots
  • Conveyors
  • Telescoping jetways
  • Installation in dry and damp rooms

Flat Festoon Cable Features:

  • Designed for continuous extreme flexing applications
  • Anti-coiling in festoon applications
  • Small bending radius
  • Flat construction allows for stacking
  • Oil and chemical resistant
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Meets cold bend test at -55ºC
  • Flame Retardant

Additional Compliances and Approvals:

  • UL listed/CSA certified flat festoon cable
  • <HAR>
  • VDE
  • CE
  • RoHS Compliant

Looking to learn more about Festoon Cable? Check out our Allied Encyclopedia: Festoon Cable blog post.

Part Number AWG SizeNo. of Cond.Conductor StrandingNom. Insul. Thick. (in)Approx DimensionApprox LBS/MFT
FESTOON-16/4 16 4 65/34 0.030 0.200 x 0.580 91
FESTOON-16/8 16 8 65/34 0.030 0.200 x 1.110 173
FESTOON-16/12 16 12 65/34 0.030 0.200 x 1.605 253
FESTOON-14/4 14 4 41/30 0.030 0.210 x 0.710 116
FESTOON-14/8 14 8 41/30 0.030 0.210 x 1.175 224
FESTOON-14/12 14 12 41/30 0.030 0.210 x 1.700 330
FESTOON-12/4 12 4 65/30 0.030 0.230 x 0.710 160
FESTOON-12/5 12 5 65/30 0.030 0.230 x 0.865 195
FESTOON-12/7 12 7 65/30 0.030 0.230 x 1.340 271
FESTOON-12/8 12 8 65/30 0.030 0.230 x 1.650 307
FESTOON-10/4 10 4 105/30 0.030 0.270 x 0.880 241
FESTOON-8/4 8 4 168/30 0.045 0.365 x 1.190 405
FESTOON-6/4 6 4 266/30 0.060 0.430 x 1.450 612
FESTOON-6/5 6 5 266/30 0.060 0.430 x 1.735 747
FESTOON-4/4 4 4 420/30 0.060 0.490 x 1.690 750
FESTOON-2/4 2 4 665/30 0.060 0.560 x 1.955 1273