Multi-core cable has customisable options
A customisable, multi-conductor hybrid cable uses combines multiple cable options in single product. The Temp-Flex Multicore Cable from Molex combines fine wire, coax, twin-ax, tri-ax, twisted pair, tubing and strength members in a single high-flex cable. According to the company, the multi-function design and construction allows the cable to meet data, signal and power requirements in harsh environments and under critical conditions.
The cable fulfils the need where a single application requires power, data, audio/visual and coaxial cables in small spaces and with environmental limitations. Combining multiple components and conductors in a composite, compact design saves space, weight and eases termination, says the company.
The cables employ specialty high-performance and small-gauge wire and cable.
Applications include audio/video, entertainment, in-flight entertainment, and instrumentation, medical diagnostic, imaging and surgical equipment, control centres, instrumentation, vehicles, radar, satellites and vision systems in aerospace and defence.
Jackets available include ETFE, FEP, PFA, THV, PVDF and polyurethane. Operating temperatures are dependent on jacket material. FEP jackets offer a range of -65 to +300 degrees C; polyurethane jackets offer a range of -30 to +75 degree C. Jackets made from a new blended material have applicable operating temperatures up to 300 degree C.