A solid, homogeneous termination mechanically and electrically superior to conventional crimped-on ends is claimed for a new braided bus cable technology. The result is the industry's first braided power cables, which are suited for a wide range of OEM applications, such as motor drives, computer power supplies, machine tools, and battery-operated vehicles and equipment. Miniature versions of the cables provide advantages in compact electronic systems, such as cell phones and aerospace equipment. The braided cables with solid terminations use a proprietary solidification process that transforms the individual conductors of the stranded cable into a single monolithic mass. The resulting mass can be machined, drilled, soldered, or sonically bonded to create a termination said to be stronger than the actual cable itself.