Cord reel technology

LOW VOLTAGE POWER AND DATA CORD REEL PLATFORMS

Prior to 1998, low voltage power and data cord reels utilized the same wiping contact design that is prevalent in high-voltage applications. This design was problematic in environments that did not generate heat, as dirt would build up on the contacts or brushes and prevent retraction.  In applications where heat is generated, on the other hand, the dirt is burned off as the device is utilized allowing the cord reel to continue to function properly. To give you a simple example, think of your vacuum cleaner at home (assuming it indeed does have a retractable cable.) If you have not used your vacuum recently, it may be hard to retract your cable when you first begin to use the machine, but as you vacuum and generate heat and then go to stow the retractable cable, you will notice that it is moving smoothly – this is because the dust and dirt from storage has been burned away and the contacts/brushes inside are now properly helping the retraction.

 

At KonnectronixTM, we decided to take a different approach to retractable cabling. After nearly 5 years of design, experimentation and testing, our first brushless cord reel design was released at the time of the company’s official incorporation. In the years since, we have developed patented retraction systems and strain relief designs and proprietary assembly practices that allow for reliability in almost any application. Today, cord reel platforms of varying sizes (1”, 2.5”, 3.5”, and 5” platforms to name a few) are leveraged on low voltage power and data applications around the world in retail security, commercial electric vehicle charging, hospitals, hotels, and a host of telecom and data communications applications.

 

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CORD REEL TECHNOLOGY

Konnectronix's first cord reel design, created under the Telefonix name, was a retractable telephone cord called Handicord® that featured twenty-five (25) feet of retractable cable. The product was meant to replace the long, stretched out curly cord that most families had hanging from the wall in their kitchen in the 1980s. Prior to the Handicord, retractable cabling for low voltage power and data applications was either non-existent, had a very short life or was unreliable. With the introduction of the company’s brushless cord reel technology, the opportunities to manage cables in low voltage applications became a reality.

 

While the introduction of cordless telephones may have changed the marketability of the Handicord product itself, the quality and reliability of the cord reel designs created by our team have stood the test of time and with dozens of US and foreign patents issued to date, we likely have a solution that is right for you and your application.

Cord reel solutions for varying needs

5 INCH

2.5 INCH

TEARDROP

The 2.5 INCH is a compact and versatile cord reel for low voltage power, data and signal. This platform allows up to 45 inches of retractable cable length, depending on the connector size and cable construction.

 

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The 5 INCH cord reel platform is ideal for automation, low voltage power, data, signal, telecommunication, and industrial and laboratory applications. Depending on conductor size and cable construction, this product allows up to 25 feet of retractable cable length.

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The Teardrop cord reel is perfect for data and signal applications. It allows up to 15 feet of

retractable cable, depending on conductor size and cable construction.

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7 INCH & 7 MAXX

The 7 INCH and 7 MAXX cord reel platforms feature Konnectronix’s patented brushless cord reel technology and strain relief design which provide for uninterrupted signal transmission and ensure continued reliability, no matter the weather.

12 INCH

Coming soon: Electric Vehicle and other Power options coming soon.

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FIBER OPTIC

The Fiber Optic cord reel is safe for indoor and outdoor use.

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