The purpose of using a strain relief plate is to protect your investment. There is a potential for damage to occur around the area of wire termination. Forces are exerted on the wire terminations every time the cables are plugged, unplugged, or put under any tension or compression. These strain relief plates are designed to absorb the majority of the forces put on the cables and ensure that the terminations stay intact. Each plate has numerous holes positioned to allow a variety of wire spacing and management options. The wires are attached to the holes by tie wraps, which tightly secures the wires without causing damage. The result is accurate functioning of your equipment without the worry of possible intermittences.