Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen Cable Assemblies Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights low-smoke, zero-halogen cable assemblies from leading suppliers. LSZH cable assemblies are safer in confined spaces or high-temperature applications, for example, because in the event of a fire, they don’t emit harmful chemicals or hamper visibility.
Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen Cable Assemblies
CDM SAFER Cable RF jumper assemblies are designed and engineered using Times Microwave’s LMR-FR Low-smoke, Zero-halogen Flexible Low Loss Cable. Jumpers meet all applicable CMR, UL/NEC, CSA, and NFPA requirements with best-in-class material and manufacturing techniques. SAFER Cables can also be manufactured with Times Microwave’s mil-spec LLSB Low-smoke, Zero-halogen Flexible Low Loss Cable for aerospace and shipboard use. Contact CDM for details. Applications include passenger rail, light rail, freight, surface transit, rolling stock, railway stations, airports, and museums.
BizLink offers halogen-free thermoplastic insulated cables with up to 70°C heat resistance. By processing cables in-house, BizLink ensures high-quality standards in its end products. The cable structure is Class 5 flexible stranded conductor with electrolytic bare copper, conforming to IEC 60228 standard insulation, halogen-free thermoplastic material TI6 type, that complies with EN 50363-7. The outer sheath is halogen-free thermoplastic material type TM7 that complies with EN 50363-8. Features include Standard, EN 50525-3-11, code designation H03Z1Z1-F, H05Z1Z1-F, VDE certificate, and rated voltages of 300/500 V. These cables are suitable for all applications that undergo mechanical stress, such as wiring of washing machines, spin dryers, and refrigerators. They can also be used for cooking and heating appliances without risk of contact with hot parts.
Times Microwave’s PhaseTrack Low Smoke, PTLS microwave assemblies are available in six sizes, from 0.2 to 0.6 inches. The assemblies meet HF through K band frequency requirements, including an optimized version for minimum loss in Ku band. They are supplied as a complete factory-tested assembly to assure minimal loss and optimal performance. Essential for use in confined spaces such as ships and submarines, low-smoke cable emits a less optically dense smoke. Halogen-free materials also produce clearer, whiter smoke for better visibility and do not emit toxic off-gases.
The 0.80mm pitch Double Density Cool Edge connectors and cable assemblies from Amphenol ICC offer a compact design with two rows of contacts. This highly configurable single piece connector can accommodate both high-speed and low-speed signal and power. As a hybrid connector, it reduces more than half of the PCB footprint when compared to 1.00mm PCIe Cool Edge. It supports PCIe Gen 5 and is designed for multiple Add-In-Card thicknesses.
Low-smoke, halogen-free cables from Axon’ Cable offer very good resistance to chemicals and radiation or to operating temperatures ranging from -270°C to +260°C (depending on the insulating material) while offering very good electrical performance. Axon’s wide range of solutions for high temperature requirements (>125°C) balance mechanical/electrical performance with cost-effectiveness. Axon’ Low-Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF) solutions have been fully evaluated in independent laboratories to guarantee safety and performance for research centers and defense, including ground vehicle and naval applications.
Allied Electronics & Automation supplies L-Com’s Category 5E RJ45 to RJ45 shielded low-smoke, zero-halogen patch cords. These Ethernet cables provide an ideal alternative for environments where PVC’s combustive toxicity is restricted. Featuring all-metal body RJ45 connectors and aluminized polyester shielded cable with drain wire, these assemblies are designed to protect from EMI/RFI while maintaining high performance data transmission characteristics.
Phoenix Contact offers M12 cables designed especially for the rail industry. Product materials are selected to meet the exacting demands of railway applications for safety (specifically the selection of flame-retardant materials for plastics in connectors and cables), resistance to the strong vibrations that occur during rail transport, and assurance that high or low temperatures and temperature shocks will not affect the electrical function of the components used.
Trexon Cicoil’s LSZH Cables are extremely durable, perform well in extreme temperature conditions (−104°C to +165°C), meet the Air Cleanliness Requirements of ISO 146441 and exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E595. The non-particulate generating cable is Class 1 Clean Room rated, RoHS and REACH compliant, and is cured continuously, with no debris or material contamination in an automated, climate-controlled environment. In addition, the cable jacket passes UL/CSA VW-1, FT 1 & FT 2, UL 94V-0 flammability testing, HL1 & HL2 levels of EN 45545-1, and FAA burn testing. The ultra-pure Flexx-Sil jacket offers 100% transparency, self-heals from small punctures, and will not deform or prematurely age due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, high heat, ozone, UV light, radiation, humidity, fungus, acid, water, sodium chloride, vibration, and many chemicals.
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