Hybrid Cable, Custom Composite Cable

Hybrid / Composite WireGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom hybrid cables and custom composite cables, offering endless combinations of hybrid/composite cable constructions.  Galaxy can design such cables to meet rigorous electrical and mechanical requirements and exact specifications.  Galaxy has no minimum order requirements and offers engineering design services for hybrid/composite cable.

What is a Hybrid Cable/Composite Cable?

A hybrid cable or composite cable is a combination of 2 or more cables of the same or different types in a bundle with an overall jacket. The various components can perform different functions within one cable.  For example, a coaxial cable component for video or audio signals and a multi conductor cable component for power can be in one hybrid/composite cable. The terms hybrid cable and composite cable are used interchangeably.

Benefits of a Hybrid/Composite Cable

Custom hybrid/composite cables offer a variety of benefits. Galaxy can combine various AWG sizes, shielding types, voltage ratings under one common jacket to perform different functions within one construction.  Hybrid/composite cables allow time savings during installation, space savings, cost savings and make installations easier.

Hybrid/Composite Cable Markets/Industries

Galaxy supplies hybrid/composite cables to various markets in the following industries:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
  • Homeland Security
  • Communications Equipment
  • Industrial
  • Military/Defense
  • Process Control
  • Test and Measurement
  • Marine
  • Energy
  • Automation
  • Many More

Applications for Hybrid/Composite Cable

  • Security Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Test Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Communications
  • Audio/Video
  • Test and Measurement

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Hybrid / Composite Cable

Galaxy provides design services for custom hybrid cables and custom composite cables and can design a cable to meet exact needs.  With almost 100 years of combined experience in the industry, Galaxy’s cable experts can design a cable for virtually any application from the simplest to the most complex.

Features

Galaxy offers custom hybrid/composite cable with:

  • Various Insulation Materials
  • Various Shielding Materials and Types
  • Various Jacket Compounds
  • Various Temperature Grades
  • Various Voltage Requirements
  • UL/CSA Listings

Materials

Hybrid/composite cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials:

  • Conductor – tinned plated copper, silver plated copper, nickel plated copper, high strength alloy, stainless steel alloys, fiber optic
  • Stranding – concentric lay, bunch lay, rope lay and more
  • Insulation and jacketing material – PVC, Polyethylene (LDPE, MDPE, HDPE), Nylon, TPE/TPU, ETFE, FEP, PFA, Silicone, PTFE, PVDF, Hytrel®, Polyurethane, XLPE, Polypropylene
  • Shielding types – aluminum mylar, braid shield, spiral shield, serve shield or combination
  • Water blocking components – water blocking tapes, fillers, or water blocked conductors
  • Strength members – aramid fibers for strength

Custom Hybrid Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers hybrid cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 40AWG – 500MCM
  • Voltage: specific to application
  • Temperature: -75⁰C to +250⁰C

FAQs about Custom Hybrid/Composite Cable

What is the reason for multiple cables in one common jacket?

Hybrid/composite cables provide time savings during installation, space savings, cost savings and make installations easier.

Terminology Notes

There are various terms used in the wire and cable industry related to this type of cable. They include:

  • Composite
  • Hybrid
  • Custom Constructed

There is also a popular type of composite cable for consumer use that is a standard audio-video cable of 3 strands with yellow, white and red connectors, where the yellow is for video while the red and white are for left and right audio. Galaxy does not offer these consumer audio-video cables.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Hybrid/Composite Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with hybrid cables and custom composite cables.

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