Hybrid Cable, Custom Composite Cable

Hybrid / Composite WireWhen it comes to designing a custom hybrid or composite cable, Galaxy is an industry leader with a proven history of supplying its customers with high quality, high performing custom hybrid cables or composite cables. Galaxy offers endless combinations of hybrid/composite cable constructions. Galaxy can assist in the design of 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 different cables of the same or types that are bundled together under an overall jacket. 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 purpose of adding various components is to streamline the need for multiple different cables. Instead putting numerous components under one cable jacket to perform different functions within one 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
  • Communications Equipment
  • Industrial Automation
  • Military/Aerospace & Defense
  • Process Control
  • Test and Measurement
  • Sensors
  • Many More

Applications for Hybrid/Composite Cable

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


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

Materials For Hybrid / Composite Cable
Conductor Options Shielding Options Enhancement Options Insulation & Jacketing Materials
Bare Copper Bare Copper Braid Strength Members CPE/Chlorinated Polyethylene PFA/Perfluoroalkoxy
Tinned Copper Tinned Copper Braid Water Blocking EPDM/Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer PFE/Perfluoroelastomer
Silver Plated Copper Silver Plated Copper Braid Fillers ETFE/Ethylene Tetrafluroroethylene PP/Polypropylene
Nickel Plated Copper Nickel Plated Copper Braid Rods FEP/Fluorinated Ethylene PTFE/Polytetrafluoroethylene
High Strength Alloys High Strength Alloys Braid Tubes Foamed FEP PUR/Polyurethane
Copper Clad Steel Copper Clad Steel Braid   Foamed PFA PVC/Polyvinyl Chloride
Prebonded Conductor Stainless Steel Braid   Foamed PE Silicone
Overcoated Conductor Aluminum Mylar Foil Shield   Foamed TPE Tefzel®
Topcoated Conductor Spiral Shield   Halar® TFE/Tetrafluoroethylene
      HDPE & LDPE TPE/Thermoplastic Elastomer
      Hytrel® TPR/Thermoplastic Rubber
      mPPE/Modified Polyphenylene XLPE/Cross-Linked Polyethylene
      Neoprene XLPO/Cross-Linked Polyolefin

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.

Can a hybrid or composite cable be UL certified?

Yes, provided that the individual components meet the requirements for an overall UL listing.

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.


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

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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