Each 72-inch Ram-Pro Heavy-Duty Bungee Cord is long and durable, covering the widest truck or trailer beds and large enough to wrap around huge goods. These are the most flexible bungees in the industry and perfect for use where length is important, such as for securing tailgates or loading ramps.
The maximum load that can be suspended from these cords is 200 pounds per foot of cable length. They are not designed to support heavy loads over long distances or high places.
These cables are made for temporary use and should never be used as replacement for permanent fencing or security gates.
Cords are available in various sizes and strengths. The strongest ones are used for vehicle graveyards, while shorter ones are good for pedestrian crossings or holding items near parking spaces.
A typical application for bungee cords is to secure a gate or fence post when you don't want it to slide back and forth on its hinges.
Bungee cords are also great for making people-friendly fences or signage. You can use several different colors of cord to make sure that someone doesn't get trapped between two areas of property without noticing doggy doors or windows.
Bungee cable may be made to stretch to precise lengths and accomplish a given level of elongation. The degree of "elongation" is expressed as a percentage of the unstretched length. A bungee cable that can be stretched to double its length, for example, is said to have 100 percent elongation.
Bungee cords are manufactured with varying degrees of elasticity or "stretch". The more elastic they are, the easier they will stay in place when used with something to which they are attached, such as a tree or a vehicle. Cables that cannot be stretched will not hold their shape and will not be useful for tying objects together.
The typical household bungee cord is fairly inelastic, with a maximum elongation of about 50 percent before it breaks. This means that it can be pulled approximately half its length and still retain its shape. Larger sizes of bungee cord may have elongations up to 200 percent without breaking.
Cords with different levels of elasticity are used in various applications where the ability to stay in place but not restrain movement is required. For example, someone working on a car engine might use a rubber band to secure some tools to an inner tube to avoid moving them away from the work area. The band would need to be able to stretch around the tube several times so that it did not move the tool away from the engine during operation.
Shock Cord-Bungee Cord Shock cord, often known as bungee cord, is available in a variety of diameters ranging from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch with tensile strengths ranging from 100 to 450 pounds. The diameter of a bungee cord determines how much force it can withstand before breaking.
The diameter of a bungee cord ranges from about 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch and its weight varies depending on the type of fiber it is made of. Bungee cords are used everywhere from playgrounds to pedestrian bridges to rescue people from burning buildings. They are also used by paragliders because they are able to hold a large volume of air which allows them to glide for long distances.
When you pull on a bungee cord it creates tension within the cord itself which creates stress on the material it is made of. If the cord is not strong enough it will break under the pressure of all that tension. The maximum safe working load for a bungee cord is 50 percent of its ultimate load. That means if it was actually tested to 300 pounds, then your safe working load would be 150 pounds.
The diameter of a bungee cord affects how much force it can withstand before breaking. The thicker the cord the more resistance it will offer when being pulled across any surface. This is important to consider when choosing what size cord to buy for various applications.