Vented Cable

Galaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock vented cable, also known as vent tube cable or breather tube cable.

Vented Cable, Vent Tube Cable

Vented Tube CablesGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock vented cable, also known as vent tube cable or breather tube cable.  Galaxy can help design a custom solution to meet specific vented cable application needs.

What is a Vented Cable?

A vented tube cable is a cable that has one or more usual conductors and also contains hollow tubes that can be made from various materials. Vented cables play a critical role in the sensor, instrument and gauge equipment markets. They are crucial in the functionality of important equipment. The typical tube is manufactured from Nylon, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PU), or Polyethylene (PE).

Benefits of a Vented Cable

Vent tubes are typically used within a cable to allow for fluid or air pressure sensing. These vent tubes/breather tubes allow for changes in pressure without affecting the accuracy of the readings. Vented cables can also be used in humid or wet environments to allow ventilation to the control device or specific gauge or instrument. Galaxy can design a custom vent tube cable to meet exact specifications or offer a better option or value to a cable currently in use.

Vented Cable Applications

Galaxy supplies vent tube cables for:

  • Fuel Flow Systems
  • Fuel Level Measurement
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Waste Water Measurement
  • Many More Applications

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Vented Cable

Galaxy has a large number of customers in the vent tube/breather tube markets. Each customer has had a unique challenge in their design that Galaxy has successfully overcome to provide the highest quality product to customers in these markets.

Galaxy’s Sales Engineers design custom vented tube cable around specific application circumstances to provide a vented cable with longer life, reduced down time and measurable cost reduction.  Various shielding, insulation and jacketing materials are available. No matter what the demand or application, Galaxy can design and provide the vented cable needed for specific applications.


Galaxy offers vented cable with the following different types of tubes:

  • Nylon Tubes
  • Polyethylene (PE) Tubes
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubes
  • Polyurethane (PU) Tubes


  • Vented cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials: braid shielding, spiral shielding, serve shielding and more.
  • Strength members that can include aramid fiber and Kevlar®.
  • Insulation and Jacketing material can consist of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyethylene (LDPE, MDPE, HDPE), Nylon, Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Tefzel® (ETFE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE ), Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP), Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA), Silicone Rubber, Hytrel®, Polyurethane (PU), Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE).
  • Nylon, Polyurethane (PU), Polyethylene (PE), and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) tubes

Vent Tube Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers vent tube cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 34AWG – 10AWG
  • Voltage: per specific requirement
  • Temperature -70C ⁰C to +200 ⁰C

FAQs about Vented Cable

Can multiple vent tubes be used in one cable design?

Yes, however the way that the cable is designed would be critical to ensure that it would function as it was intended to. Galaxy can assist in the design process to meet exact needs.

Terminology Notes

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

  • Vented Cable
  • Vent Tube Cable
  • Breather Tube Cable
  • Cable and Tube for Pressure Sensor
  • Cable and Tube for Transmitter

*Kevlar®, Hytrel® and Tefzel® are registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Vented Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with vented cables, vent tube cables and breather tube cables.