(more often known in the U.S. as a
cable strain relief
) is a device designed to attach and secure the end of an
to the equipment. A cable gland provides strain-relief and connects by a means suitable for the type and description of cable for which it is designed—including provision for making electrical connection to the armour or braid and lead or aluminium sheath of the cable, if any. Cable glands may also be used for sealing cables passing through
or gland plates. Cable glands are mostly used for cables with diameters between 1 mm and 75 mm.