Audio cables are used to send audio or analog signals from an audio source to a speaker or amplifier. They are often used in commercial applications like intercom and PA systems, sound systems, and audio systems. Power cables are often combined with audio cables, like coaxial cables, so that the power and the signal of an application can be sent through one cord.
These composite audio-power cables are often used in emergency systems; red-jacket audio cables can be used in fire alarms. When audio cables are used in emergency sound systems, it is vital that they are made out of good quality materials to ensure functionality for long periods of time.
Our Custom Composite Audio Cable Solution
Custom composite audio cables can be incredibly useful for these emergency systems, and one Allied Wire and Cable customer knew we’d be able to create a cable that met all of their requirements. This customer needed custom wires for a communication system in an underground mine, and because of the many potential dangers in a mine, needed the wire to be built to withstand multiple possible hazards.
One of our sales representatives worked closely with the customer throughout the design process. This custom cable featured 17 PVC-insulated, color-coded copper conductors. The conductors were grouped into seven pairs and one triad, then all combined into one rugged PVC jacket. Since the jacket was rugged, it met extra impact and crush tests needed to earn the required UL/CSA TC-ER approval.
For this customer, a custom construction was needed to meet safety requirements and ensure the safety of their employees. If you think you may need a custom cable for similar reasons, call 800-472-4655 to speak with a sales representative or visit our Custom Cable Design Center to get started.