How to Choose Cable Conductors for Custom Cable Assemblies

Custom cable assemblies need cables with metallic conductors that can effectively carry an electrical load throughout a product’s lifetime. If you choose the wrong type of conductor, corrosion or oxidation may occur. Cable conductors made of the wrong materials can also break or otherwise fail in the field. That’s why it’s important to select a [...]

By | February 23rd, 2020|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C for Cable Assembly and Wire Harnessing

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C remains the only industry-consensus standard for custom cable assembly and wire harnessing. Jointly developed by the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) and the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC), Revision C is the current version of the A-620 standard that debuted in January 2002. Since then, Revision A (2006) and Revision B (2012) [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How to Choose Heavy Duty Connectors for Cable Assemblies

Do you need heavy duty connectors (HDCs) for harsh industrial applications? Maybe you need HDCs that can withstand high humidity, high temperatures, or electromagnetic interference (EMI). Maybe you need heavy duty connectors that withstand water, saltwater, particles, vibration, or impact instead. As explains, cable assembly designers have some key questions to ask and answer. [...]

By | November 24th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|14 Comments

Five Connector and Cable Assembly Considerations

Do you need to design electronic products that are lighter, smaller, and more robust? In a recent article, described connector and cable assembly considerations for medical devices and equipment. These products need to meet especially challenging requirements, but the following considerations apply to other industries as well. Safety Durability Special materials Form, fit and [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

Four Benefits of Outsourced Cable Assemblies

Cable assemblies don’t just transmit electrical power or communications signals. They support the performance of complex systems in consumer, industrial, medical, military, and many other applications. For vehicle and equipment manufacturers, deciding whether to make cable assemblies in-house or to outsource production is an important business decision. Some companies fear that outsourcing will result in [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments