LMR cables are a type of specialty coaxial cable that can be used in any wireless system application. This type of cable is popular because it is much more flexible than corrugated coaxial cables and usually has less signal loss than radio guide (RG) coaxial cables.
It is used to send audio, video, and data signals. It is also known as a low-loss coaxial cable and is suited for indoor, outdoor, and plenum environments. Instead of having a stranded copper conductor like regular coaxial cables, LMR cables use a single oxygen-free copper-plated aluminum alloy.
Our Custom LMR Cable Solution
One customer in the electric utility industry came to Allied Wire and Cable for help with designing a custom cable. This customer knew a custom cable was required for their application and knew some of the requirements needed, but did not know how to proceed with the design process. Luckily for them, our sales representatives are experts at custom cable designing.
This cable would be used for a dual purpose (cellular/GPS) antenna. It required two LMR 195 cables under the same jacket and needed to be UV rated. With the help of one of our custom design experts, the customer was able to design a custom LMR cable with a black PVC jacket and rod-type fillers to keep the cable round. The size of the cable was important for the application as well, and even with the fillers ended up with an outer diameter of only 0.45.
If your application requires a few modifications to standard cable, but you do not know where to begin, Allied Wire and Cable can help. Call one of our custom cable experts today at 800-472-4655 or visit our Custom Cable Design Center to get started.