New Heavy Duty and Durable Cable Assemblies for Harsh Industrial Environments

April 18, 2020 by Stephanie Leonida

What are the capabilities of these cables and how will they benefit customers working in industrial environments?

L-com introduces its new series of Cat6a, IP67, and outdoor-rated cable assemblies. 

Infinite Electronics,  is an expert in the provision of electronics components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions for aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets.


An Industry Leader in Cable Assemblies

L-com is just one of Infinite electronics brands that aims to constitute a well-established portfolio. L-com is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom wired and wireless connectivity products.

They offer their customers a wide variety of services and solutions for the electronics and data communications industries.

The company is reputable for being able to produce every type of copper or fiber cable assembly, custom connectors, WiFi antennas, adapters, RF amplifiers, surge protectors, NEMA enclosures and more.

Recently, the company announced the release of its new series of Cat6a, ingress protection (IP)67 and outdoor-rated cable assemblies, the TRG695AHF-series, for use in harsh industrial environments.


A Highly Resilient Cable Series 

L-com’s new series of cables are highly durable and are designed to maintain functionality within industrial and outdoor environments where ordinary patch cables fail.

A true measure of their durability is observable through the utilization of an outdoor-rated FR-TPE (flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer) jacket.



L-com's new series of outdoor-rated cable assemblies. Image used courtesy of L-com. 


This protective jacket remains resistant to industrial oils and UV damage while maintaining a CMX flame rating.

Installation concerns can be put to rest with the TRG695AHF-series cables as they incorporate double shielding (100% Foil + 80% Braid) and fully shielded RJ45 connectors to reduce or eliminate EMI/RFI.

L-com’s cables also feature a temperature range of -40°C to +75°C; Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3 compliant to 210ft (64m).

“These new rugged Ethernet cable assemblies offer both extreme durability and the ability to support 10 Gig connectivity with a Category 6a rating.

Designed for outdoor use, these new Industrial Ethernet cables are one of the toughest lines L-com offers off-the-shelf with same-day shipping,” said Dustin Guttaduaro, L-com’s Product Line Manager.

In addition to a dynamic temperature range, L-com’s cables incorporate IP67-rated enclosure protection. The rating means that the ingress of water is prevented up to an immersion maximum of 1m.

The cables are waterproof when mated properly and are designed to mate with TDG1026KS-C6A-DC-WPK or WP67-BHA-DC.


Allowing Customers to Repair Their Own Assemblies

RJ45 plugs kits are also available as WP67-RJ45-DC for customers that wish to create or repair their own assemblies. The TDG1026KS-C6A-DC-WPK kit passes RJ45 Ethernet signals through a panel or bulkhead while maintaining an IP67 rated seal.

The waterproof kit contains a die-cast, 10 gig-rated category 6a or 7 rated coupler and a waterproof bulkhead.

The PoE+ rating ensures compliancy when used with customers' chosen outdoor appliances.

Along with L-com's outdoor cables, the waterproof kit can be used for applications including 10gig - 10GBASE-T - 10/100/1000/10000 Ethernet, industrial Ethernet, harsh industrial environments (petrochemical and explosive), factory automation and outdoor use.