Custom RG142 Cable


Custom RG142 Cable

A customer of ours who produces exceptionally high end audio cables using magnetic conduction was in the market for a coaxial cable for their designs. The company’s requirement called for a standard standard RG142 coaxial cable; the inners consisted of a solid silver-plated copper clad steel conductor, extruded PTFE foam dielectric, an inner round silver-plated copper braid, and an outer round silver-plated copper braid. Instead of just grabbing something from stock, the customer opted for a custom RG142 cable with their company name on the cable. But, this wasn’t just a typical printing job.

The jacket on RG142 coaxial cable is FEP, and because FEP is a fluoropolymer, it’s unable to be printed using standard ink jet methods. Fluoropolymers such as FEP, PTFE, and PFA can be laser printed. However, because FEP can be clear, there’s another available option: extrude the jacket over a printed tape marker.

For this customer, we printed a custom marker tape that displayed their company name and part number. To make the cable even more unique, the customer also opted to exclude the standard brown tint, making their custom RG 142 cable’s jacket clear.

Sometimes you might only need to modify a standard cable by color or print to be the perfect fit for your application. If you’re in a similar situation, let Allied help! Call one of our custom cable experts at 800-472-4655 or visit our Custom Cable Design Center to get started.

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