Resealable cable ties - my pick of the week

Cable ties reusable

Actually, I'm a big fan of the Velcro cable ties that I've been using for years to organize cables on my desk or even to attach power supplies to the crossbar of my desk.

I already mentioned this type of cable tie a good two years ago in the article "Velcro cable ties with eyelets in a set with different lengths' and they've served me well ever since.

The closure of these cable ties can be opened again by pressing a small lever in order to reuse it.
The closure of these cable ties can be opened again by pressing a small lever in order to reuse it.

Cable ties for cable collection

A few days ago, however, I wanted to sort my collection of charging and connection cables and had to realize that I didn't have the right utensils.

The Velcro cable ties are a bit oversized if you only want to tie a USB charging cable together and they are usually a bit more expensive.

A quick search on Amazon led me to a new (to me) type of zip tie: resealable zip ties, which have a small mechanism to unlock them again. This is very practical if you want to use cables occasionally but want to pack them up again to save space for storage.

Those are the cable ties I got.
Those are the cable ties I got.

Various lengths and widths available

The 20cm version is actually too long for my charging cable, but since I occasionally have thicker XLR cables or sometimes extension cables, I wanted to get this length.

The cable ties I bought are 20 cm long and 8 mm wide. According to the manufacturer, the maximum load should be between 8 and 18 kg – more than enough to hold a few cables together.

100 Pack of Black Reusable Cable Ties - 200mm x 8mm - Premium...
  • ✅ Pack of 100 Cable Ties Black - 200mm x 8mm. The industry standard length of 200mm and width over...
  • 🔥 HEAT AND UV RESISTANT - Our cable ties for extreme loads are extremely UV and heat resistant, ...
  • 💪 HEAVY DUTY - The zipties are made of industrial quality polyamide 6.6 and are suitable for private ...
The zip tie is a bit long for smaller cables, but the protruding end doesn't bother me.
The zip tie is a bit long for smaller cables, but the protruding end doesn't bother me.

3 sizes in one set

However, there are still a cable tie set, which contains three different sizes: 40x 10 cm, 40x 15 cm, 40x 20 cm. That might have been the better choice, because then you have different sizes available.

ALAMBUS reclosable cable ties, pack of 3 (100, 150, 200 x 7,5mm), 3x40 pieces, black,...
  • ➤ REUSABLE CABLE TIES: Who doesn't know that? Cable ties that need to be cut and then...
  • ➤ EASY TO USE THANKS TO NEW DESIGN: To ensure easy usability, we have ...
  • ➤ LIMITLESS APPLICATIONS: Our robust cable ties are suitable for both permanent attachments and ...
The 20 cm long cable ties can also be used to bundle thicker bundles of power cables together (photos: Sir Apfelot).
The 20 cm long cable ties can also be used to bundle thicker bundles of power cables together (photos: Sir Apfelot).

Many variants on this product page

And if all this is too short, too wide or too long, you can find the reusable cable ties in many other lengths and widths. If you go to the Product page of the ERKO cable ties, one finds all possible variants.

ERKO cable ties black 400 x 4,8 mm 100 pieces 22kg tensile strength, temperature resistant, chemical...
  • Cable tie set (100 pieces) made of resistant polyamide 66 for indoor and outdoor use
  • Product applicable in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, crafts, construction, agriculture, gardening and DIY.
  • Resistance to: fats, detergents, refined products, chlorinated solvents, alcohols and phenols.

And no, I am not paid by ERKO for this mention. I only chose the product because you can find a lot of widths and lengths on one page.

If you look at the product page of the ERKO cable ties, you have many product variants available.
If you look at the product page of the ERKO cable ties, you have many product variants available.

I hope you also find use for such cable ties. I find them so useful that I give them one Pick of the week treat. If you also have practical utensils for cable organization, I would be happy to receive tips and hints in the comments.

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