Cable Design Options

At CABLEscience, it is our commitment to build quality into our custom cable and custom wire products.

MaterialTemperature Ratings
Bare copper150-200ºC
Tinned Copper150ºC
Silver Plated Copper200ºC
Nickel Plated Copper250ºC
Extra Flexible Wire250ºC
Thermocouple wire450ºC
Resistance wire450ºC
Stainless Steel Alloys450ºC
High Strength Alloys250ºC

 

Compounds:

PROPERTIES OF INSULATING AND JACKETING COMPOUNDS.

CompoundNominal Specific GravityVolt Breakdown (Volts/Mil)Abrasion ResistanceNominal Dielectric ConstantFlame Retardant PropertiesFlexability
Polyvinyl
Chloride (PVC)
1.37 500 Good 5-8 Excellent Good
Polyethylene
Solid (PE)
0.95 600 Good 2-3 Poor Fair
Polyethylene
Foam
0.50 n/a Poor 1.5 Poor Good
Teflon
(FEP)
2.20 600 Excellent 2.1 Excellent Fair
Tefzel 1.70 400 Excellent 2.6 Excellent Fair
Nylon 1.07 450 Excellent 4.0 Poor Poor
Polypropylene 0.91 650 Excellent 2.2 Poor Poor
Polyurethane 1.10 500 Excellent 7.00 Poor Excellent
Thermoplastic
Elastomer
(TPE)
1.00 650 Excellent 2.4 Good Good
Hytrel 1.20 860 Excellent 6.0 Fair Fair
Silicone 1.32 600 Fair 3.0 Fair Excellent

 

Cable Shield Characteristics

Shield MethodEffectiveness (Low Frequency)Effectiveness (High Frequency)CoverageFlexlifeEMI/RFI EMP
Shield Method Effectiveness
(Low Frequency)
Effectiveness
(High Frequency)
Coverage Flexlife EMI/RFI
EMP
Copper Braid Excellent Excellent 60-95% Fair Fair
CU. Braid over
Aluminum/Mylar
Excellent Excellent 100%^ Fair to Poor Excellent
Aluminum Excellent Excellent 100% Poor Good
Spiral Copper
(Serve shield)
Good Fair 80-98% Good Poor
Semiconductive Fair Poor 100% Good Poor
Steel Braid Excellent Excellent 60-95% Fair Excellent
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