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Rugged Networking Cable

Cable USA is the leading manufacturer of rugged military cable and coil cords. Our products are installed on a wide range defense programs in support of the C4ISR and WIN-T initiatives. Our standard data constructions are designed around Category 5, 5e, 6, along with USB 2.0, 3.0 and USB-OTG. Products within our Ruggedized Networking Family of Cables are designed using proven EMI / RFI shielding techniques and utilize FR-TPE or FR-LSZH-TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) jackets to ensure maximum flexibility while staying resistant to oil, UV, abrasions and cuts.

Product Features

  • SWAP-C focused designs promote smaller cable OD’s by utilizing finer gauge sizes.
  • WIN-T Proven products
  • Multi-Bundle and Composite constructions include power, communication/audio and data lines under a single jacket  i.e. 2/C #12 Power, 4/PR CAT 6, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB-OTG,  3 x 1/PR #26 AUDIO in one cable.
  • Ruggedized against EMI / RFI
  • Proprietary jacketing techniques to accommodate assembly method.
  • Ethernet and USB COIL CORDS and Shotgun side-by-side designs are available.
  • Standard jacketing color is Matte Black.  Desert Tan and Flat Dark Earth are regularly specified.   Other colors are available.
Rugged Ethernet and Backbone Cable Manufactured by Cable USA LLC, Custom Designed High Performance Cables | Cable Markets Rugged Military Cable Rugged Networking Cable

Rugged Ethernet and Backbone

Cable USA manufactures rugged military cable compliant to CAT 5, 5e and 6 standards. Our Micro Patch line is designed around the SWAP-C initiative and is widely used for soldier-worn applications or where routing is a concern. We offer numerous bundle and breakout designs that can serve as the backbone to your network.

  • Low Skew and Propagation delay
  • Extended Bandwidth (increased headroom)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-t)
  • Excellent cross-talk characteristics
  • Solid or Stranded conductors
  • BC, TPC, SPC and High Strength alloys
  • #23, #24, #26, #28  and Micro Patch constructions available
  • Polyolefin(Riser) or Fluoropolymer(Plenum) insulation
  • Cross Web Separator
  • Color Code Per TIA-568-C.2
  • Double and Triple Threat Shield designs
  • Crush and Cut Resistant TPE Jacket
  • Extra Rugged – Dual Jacket Options Available
  • Halogen-free and Low Smoke, Zero Halogen constructions available
  • PoE Type Hybrid PWR + Data Designs allowing more than 48VDC (Sim. To IEEE 802.3af)
  • Multi-Bundle, Breakout, Retractable and Coil Cord Designs Available
  • Alien Cross-talk reduction in bundles
  • Standard jacket colors include Matte Black, Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, Olive Drab, White Snow

Typical Applications:

  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-t) and higher
  • High Speed Voice / Data
  • 100Base-TX
  • 100Base-T
  • Multimedia
  • 55/155 Mbps ATM
  • 100Base VG-AnyLan
  • Broadband Video

Designed to Withstand These Conditions:

  • Oil, sunlight and gasoline
  • Temperature variations
  • Abrasion and crushing
  • Flexing
  • EMI/RFI

Available Compliance and Testing:

  • RoHS Compliant
  • Tested to 350 MHz
  • Electricals Per ANSI/TIA 568-C.2
  • Most constructions ETL Verified ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
  • UL Listed Type CMR
  • UL Listed Type CMP
  • c(UL) Type CMP
  • IEEE 1202
  • UL Subject 444 Communications Cables
  • NFPA 262, Plenum Flame Test
  • ICEA S-102-700
  • NEC Article 800
  • California State Fire Marshal

Air, Land and Sea Data Networks

Cable USA manufactures rugged military cable compliant with ANSI/TIA standards that will perform or fit your exact application.

  • Low Skew and Propagation delay
  • Water-Blocking available
  • Extended Bandwidth (increased headroom)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-t)
  • Excellent cross-talk characteristics
  • Solid or Stranded conductors
  • BC, TPC, SPC and High Strength alloys
  • #23, #24, #26, #28 and Micro Patch constructions available
  • Polyolefin(Riser) or Fluoropolymer(Plenum) insulation
  • Cross Web Separator
  • Color Code Per TIA-568-C.2
  • Double and Triple Threat Shield designs
  • Crush and Cut Resistant TPE or Fluoropolymer Jackets
  • Extra Rugged – Dual Jacket Options Available
  • Halogen-free and Low Smoke, Zero Halogen constructions available
  • PoE Type Hybrid PWR + Data Designs allowing more than 48VDC (Sim. To IEEE 802.3af)
  • Multi-Bundle, Breakout, Retractable and Coil Cord Designs Available
  • Alien Cross-talk reduction in bundles
  • Standard jacket colors include Matte Black, Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, Olive Drab, White Snow

Designed to Withstand These Conditions:

  • Oil, sunlight (UV), saltwater and gasoline
  • Temperature variations from -60 to 300°C
  • Extreme pressure variations
  • Abrasion and crushing
  • Repetitive Flexing
  • EMI/RFI

Rugged Ethernet for Wireless Infrastructure

Our rugged networking products are reliable and flexible in both extreme hot and cold conditions.  Our rugged military cable is a perfect fit to connect the command centers with the wireless towers.

Rugged USB Cable Manufactured by Cable USA LLC, Custom Designed High Performance Cables | Cable Markets Rugged Military Cable Rugged Networking Cable

Rugged USB

USB is a very popular protocol on many military programs. Using off the shelf USB is dangerous to both your design and the soldier because combat environments can include impacts or excessive pull force that would damage or destroy the sensitive construction of the standard cables.  Our rugged military cables feature an external TPE crush resistant jacket over high strength insulations and conductors and bonded strength members.  USB designs can be ordered as 2.0, 3.0 and OTG.  We offer a variety of power wire sizes to meet your requirements.

  • Variety of Sizes for Data Transmission Line
  • Variety of Sizes for Power Transmission Line
  • Rugged against EMI / RFI
  • Available as USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Available with OTG Sense line
  • Crush and Cut Resistant TPE Jacket
  • Enhanced Flex-Life
  • Bonded Strength Members
  • Multi-USB cables or Hybrid with other data type
  • Coil Cord Designs Available
  • Available with Low Smoke, Zero Halogen (LSZH) Jackets
  • Standard jacket colors include Matte Black, Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, Olive Drab, White Snow
Light weight micro and miniature coax cable Manufactured by Cable USA LLC, Custom Designed High Performance Cables | Cable Markets Rugged Military Cable for Soldier-Worn Systems

Micro and Miniature Coax

We offer an extensive line of micro and miniature sized coax cable, nearing the size of human hair, to support the discrete requirements of equipment. Our products are used in Night Vision and Weapon Optics, Internal Flat Panel Displays, Mounted Camera’s, Test and Measurement Sensors, Internal Wiring on electronic equipment and radio frequency.

Equivalents

We manufacture equals to other manufacturer’s part numbers and equivalents to unnecessary agency approved cables. In most cases, we can offer both better pricing and lower minimum buy quantities.

For example:

We offer two varieties of (non-QPL) equivalents to the standard RG/U and M17 cables.

Cost effective cables that are electrically and dimensionally equivalent
Electrically equivalent that dimensionally fit your specific application
There are other options available. Please use our “Build Your Own” form or call your local sales representative to submit your request.

Data Coils and Retractable Networking Cords Manufactured by Cable USA LLC, Custom Designed High Performance Cables | Cable Markets Rugged Military Cable Rugged Networking Cable

Data Coils and Retractable Networking Cords

We manufacture rugged military coil cords and retractile cables that support power, data and audio transmission individually or all together as a composite design. These Military-grade cords are resistant to harsh environments and extreme temperatures all of while maintaining maximum flex-life.

Product Attributes:

  • Constructions Available up to 200°C and 1000V
  • Wide Range of gauge sizes
  • Designs can support high speed data transmission
  • Coil Body lengths available from 1” to 72”
  • Enhanced Flex-life
  • Tangent or Axial Tails
  • Proprietary coiling procedure effectively eliminates tangle ability
  • Available with EMI / RFI protection
  • Excellent “Snap-back” characteristics
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Custom Designs

Typical Applications:

  • Handset and Headset
  • Loudspeaker
  • Audio
  • Telescoping Mast
  • Portable Power
  • Lighting
  • Radar
  • Robots
Hybrid Power Over Ethernet Cable Manufactured by Cable USA LLC, Custom Designed High Performance Cables | Cable Markets Rugged Military Cable Rugged Networking Cable

Hybrid Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Our standard COTS style cable will serve the purpose for being IEEE 802.3af compliant. However, if your system requires more than 48VDC we have Hybrid POE designs that will supply your power needs while maintaining the integrity of the data transmission.

CUSTOM IS OUR STANDARD.
Build Your Own Custom Cable — Visit our Cable Design Center.