For Ethernet applications that require flexible and lightweight cable designs, Cicoil offers filler-free, Cat 5e and Cat 6A Ethernet Cables. These flexible flat cables don’t require cumbersome insulating materials, fillers, talc and tapes, which results in a more lightweight, flexible and space savings cable design.
Cicoil’s patented extrusion process allows four individually shielded 100 Ohm pairs to be placed in a small, flat profile, precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and the overall cable shape. Each pair is separately encased in a solid, one-piece construction, ensuring that they do not rub against each other and wear during a lifetime of 15 million flexing cycles. The rectangular cross-section also allows multiple flat Ethernet cables to stack, or layer, with almost no wasted dead space between cables, providing maximum conductor density for a given volume.
As compared to round bundled cables, which incorporate excessive inner components and materials, the simplicity of the flat Cicoil cables with their parallel conductor geometry eliminates many of the common sources of wiring error and malfunction. Registration of the individually twisted shielded pairs are one-to-one with the terminating connector on board so that proper contact assignment is almost automatic. Since the conductor spacing is fixed and the geometry of the cable is constant, the signal transmission is consistent.
The unique outer jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to 165°C), acid, submersion in water, sea ice, steam, coarse sand, flames, radiation, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light, high altitudes, autoclave and many chemicals. In addition, cable strength is enhanced by the fact that all conductors and insulation of the pairs equally share tensile loads
Standard off-the-shelf Cat 5e and Cat 6A Cables are available for immediate delivery and cable assemblies, complete with connectors in 3, 6 and 12 ft lengths. Cicoil offers low-friction coatings, custom shape and torsion designs by request.
Cicoil’s Flat Ethernet Cables are UL Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant, Class 1 Clean Room Rated, are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment, and exceed Cat 5e/Cat 6A specifications.