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  1. Aerospace Wire And Cable
    1. Light Weight Cable
      1. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/32 and 33 Lightweight Wall
      2. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/44 Lightweight Wall
      3. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/45 and 46 Lightweight Wall
      4. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS50861/1 and 2 Lightweight Wall
      5. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS81044/11 Lightweight Wall
      6. RSCC Aerodefense Surprenant A-D2 Radiation Cross-Linked
    2. Light Power Cable
      1. Prysmian and Draka Cable Colorable FAA-L-824 Type C Cable
      2. Prysmian and Draka Cable FAA-L-824 Type B Airport Lighting Power Cable(CPE)
      3. Prysmian and Draka Cable FAA-L-824 Type B Airport Lighting Power Cable(PVC)
      4. Prysmian and Draka Cable Triple Rated MV-90 FAA Type C & CSA Type ASLC
    3. Normal Weight Cable
      1. RSCC Aerodefense High Temperature Surprenant AD300 - 65C - 300C
      2. RSCC Aerodefense MIL-DTL-8777, MS25471 Normal Wall Silicone
      3. RSCC Aerodefense MIL-DTL-8777/MS27110 Normal Wall Silicone 
      4. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/34 and 35 Normal Weight Wall 
      5. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/41 and 42 Normal Weight Wall
      6. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS22759/43 Normal Weight Wall
      7. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS81044/10 Medium Weight Wall
      8. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS81044/12 Cable Lightweight Wall
      9. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS81044/13 Lightweight Wall
      10. RSCC Aerodefense SAE AS81044/8 and 9 Medium Weight Wall
    4. RSCC Aerodefense Low Smoke NEMA HP8 Type LS Cross Linked Cable
    5. RSCC Aerodefense NEMA HP5 Type L and LL Cable Cross-Linked Cable
    6. RSCC Aerodefense NEMA HP5 Type LX Cross-Linked Modified Polyethylene Cable
  2. Military Ground Cable
    1. RSCC Aerodefense AD1044ZH-12 Wire Lightweight Low Smoke Zero Halogen Wire
    2. RSCC Aerodefense High Temperature Surprenant AD300 Shielded and UnShielded Cable
    3. RSCC Aerodefense MIS Cable Types 20054, 20147, 20148, 20076
    4. RSCC Aerodefense Surprenant HTNR Military Wire 600V Cable
    5. RSCC Aerodefense Surprenant HTXE 12293251 600V Wire
    6. RSCC Aerodefense Surprenant HTZR Military Wire Flexible Cable
  3. Prysmian and Draka Cable BOSTRAIL DLO AAR 591 single conductor 
  4. Prysmian and Draka Cable Bostrail Fire Safe LSZH Single Conductor
  5. Prysmian and Draka Cable Bostrail Traction Power Cable Single Conductor

Military and Aerospace Cables

Military refers to armed forces whereas aerospace means atmosphere or air vessel. Interested in aerospace and military grade wire and cables for military applications orflight applications? Make Military and Aerospace manufactured cables sold at Nassau Electrical your preferred choice and you’ll never regret your decision. This is because they are top quality cable products, which have been tested and approved to meet the threshold of the required quality standards.

Military and aerospace cable manufacturing company designs harsh environmental adaptive products that can withstand extreme temperatures of up to 1093 degrees Celsius. Generally, they are made special to endure oil and fluid spills, moisture and abrasive resistant; often used in air, sea and land installation applications. Here are some of the military and aerospace cables offered by Nassau:

Aerospace Wire and Cable
Every cable is engineered to serve a specific role when it comes to electrical transmission. This is solely based on the types of materials used in the construction of the conductor, which can either be copper or aluminum as well as the insulation and jacketing. Usually, the insulation and jacketing is of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) or PVC respectively in aerospace wire. Wire and cable insulation is very important as far as safety is concerned and you should consider that when buying electrical wires and cables.

Examples of aerospace wire includes:

Light Weight Cable
A light weight cable as the name may suggest, is not made of heavy metals. It comes as a soft hard drawn bare copper wire that is plated by tin and silver or nickel, and insulated by a single layer of irradiated cross linked ETFE copolymer. Soft copper wire ensures flexibility of the cable during installation. Cross linked ethylene tetrafluoroethylene insulation prevents any contact between the current conductor and the neutral. This cable performs within a temperature rating of -65 degrees up to 300 degrees Celsius.

Light weight cable materials are branded top quality products in accordance to the following approvals and ratings;

  • Conductor temperature of 150 degrees Celsius, 600V, SAE AS22759/32
  • Conductor temperature of 200 degrees Celsius, 600V, SAE AS22759/33
  • SAE AS22759/44 and NEMA WC 27500

Why go for Light Weight Cable?
ETFE copolymer insulation keeps youfrom electrocution besides preventing power blows that may occur in case the live and neutral conductors get into contact. The insulation is also protective against high PH fluids used in cleaning them, oil, and other corrosive chemicals. Besides, these cables can withstand external pressure

This cable is light weight and flexible enough to be carried easily with less effort during installation. For this reason, you don’t need to apply too much excessive force to pull and bend the cable to fit your wiring system when installing it. Go for this cable as it offers excellent performance with quality flame retardant insulation and easy to carry along.

Applications
Light weight cables are designed and manufactured for aerospace installations and can perform just as well in wet and dry conditions.

There are lots of Light Weight cables at Nassau electrical supply and I assure you that you won’t miss a cable that will comfortably match up your wiring system. They include:


Light Power Cable
A lighting power cable as the name infers, is designed for lighting at airport. It isa soft concentrically stranded bare copper conductor as per ASTM B3 and B8. Copper is preferred in electrical conductor construction because it is known for fast electrical transmission, reliability and flexibility. The copper conductors are normally coated with cross linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation to keep off any contact between the conductor flowing the current and the neutral conductor that would cause unnecessary power faults. You will agree with me that insulation plays a huge role when it comes to the performance of a cable as it improves on the cable’s conductivity.

Light power cables are often fitted with a separator tape right under the insulation. Some of this type of cables are jacketed with chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) like Prysmian and Draka Type B cable and a shielding strand. Jacketing also adds up to the adaptive feature of the cable as it offers protection against chemical and mechanical damage. With a power voltage of up to 5000V light power cable is outstanding as it gives a wide range of power transmission.

You need this cable because:
It is fitted with XLPE insulation and CPE jacketing coat to ensure that your life is not at risk when handling it. Insulation and jacketing prevent you from experiencing electric shocks. I would prefer that you go for insulated electrical cables not only because they ensure you safety during installation, but also maintains the cable life. XLPE and CPE protect he cable from damages that would limit its serving life such as abrasion and corrosive chemicals.

Besides, who needs a stiff and rigid cable? Rigid cables are difficult to handle and thus big up to Military and Aerospace Cable for manufacturing a flexible Light Weight cable with soft copper wires, making them lightweight and easy to carry. This cable is flexible and can easily bend without using excessive effort during installation. On the other hand, a rigid cable can even break when subjected to bending.

Approvals and Ratings
Well, it is always advisable to install quality cable products in your system to avoid unnecessary power blows and faults that may occur. A quality cable undergoes tests and approved worthy to perform. Lighting power cable is approved to meet the specification standards of:

  • UL 1072 MV-90 dry; 2400 Volts
  • FAA advisory circular 150/5345-7F airport lighting
  • FAA advisory circular 150/5345-7F
  • ICEA S-96-659/ NEMA WC71 and AC 150/5345-53

Applications
Airport lighting cables in accordance to CEC part 1 section 74, can be used for underground installations in wet conditions, as well as dry locations as per NEC article 310-6. Light weight cables are colored for phase identification.

Lighting Power cables are made similarly the same and are intended to serve in airport wiring system. They include:


Normal Weight Cable
There are lots of Normal Weight cables at Nassau electrical supply. Normal cable come as a soft annealed nickel or silver plated, insulated with a fluoro-polymer or the silicone rubber. They are designed for applications in shipboards, avionics, missiles as well as military vehicles installed as a normal wall wire.

Why go for this cable?
A normal weight cable is insulated with a silicone rubber or fluoropolymer depending on the type of cable. Some types of this cable such as RSCC AerodefenseFluoropolymer wire, have the fluoropolymer insulation that is flame retardant, low smoke emission, stress crack resistant; whereas some have silicone rubber insulation that is also protective against both chemical and mechanical damages like RSCC Aerodefense Silicone Braided cable.

Make it your preferred choice when it comes to normal wall wire applications because it releases less smoke in case of fire outbreak.

Aerospace and cables are at large in Nassau electrical and a part from the ones discussed above, here are other types:

Military Ground Cable
Well, this type of cable is designed for use on land unlike the ones discussed above which are intended for aerospace (air) applications. Land environment could be rocky and cables deployed in such environment may be subjected to destructive human activities. For this reason, a military grounding wire comes in different types with resilient adaptive features enhancing its grounding performance.

Military Ground cable is generally made of soft annealed copper wire that is normally plated by either tin or nickel to enhance soldering. Insulation and jacketing material commonly used in this cable are cross linked polyolefin, polyalkene or fluoropolymer and jacketed with a heavy duty polychloroprene or fluoropolymer. With a low bend operating temperature of -65 degrees Celsius up to 150 degrees Celsius.

Why go for this cable?
With such an excellent insulation and jacketing material that offers more protection against chemical and mechanical damages, military grounding wire is a good choice to install in your wiring system.

Soldering this cable is very easy because the copper conductors are tin plated. The use of tin plating in coating copper conductors ensures good conductivity of the cable as it prevents corrosion and oxidation at high temperatures.

You need a cable that gives you easy time when it comes to installation instead of rigid and stiff cables, which are tiresome to handle. Mil-grounding cables are made of soft copper wires that greatly improve its flexibility. A flexible cable is easy to handle and carry along as it requires less effort to pull and bend.

Areas of Applications
Military grounding cables are made to endure toughest environmental condition, and are meant to serve in high temperatures. They are installed in avionics, military vehicles and missiles.

There are various types of military grounding wire at Nassau electrical, and some of them includes:

Prysmian&DrakaBostrail DLO AAR Cable
AAR cable is made of a soft stranded copper that is tin plated as per ASTM B33. Tin plating makes it easy for this cable to get soldered apart from enhancing protection against corrosion and oxidation. The conductors are insulated with an EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) in accordance to AAR standards of 591. Cable insulation is very important as it seal the live wire and the neutral wire from getting into contact. EPR is protective from oil, moisture and heat. AAR copper conductors are separated by a polyester tape and jacketed with CSPE.

Areas of Applications
CSPE (chlorosulfonated polyethylene) jacketing makes the cable moisture resistant, flame retardant as well as other corrosive chemicals. For this reason, it is installed in diesel or electric traction wheels’ application.

Prysmian&DrakaBostrail XLPO cable
This cable has a similar conductor construction as the one discussed above. However, it has a different insulation and jacketing material. The copper conductors are insulated with a silicone rubber that is low smoke. Well, silicone rubber releases less smoke in case of fire outbreak and thus flame retardant, and this explains why they can perform in high heat conditions of up to 180 degrees Celsius. It is jacketed with LSNH Cross Linked Polyolefin, which offer excellent defense against chemical and mechanical destruction.

Areas of Applications
It is designed to serve in marine environment and thus should withstand strong waves found along the seas. This wire is normally installed in tunnels as well as subways systems with a wide voltage capacity of up to 2000V, in areas desiring low smoke emission. I would recommend that you make it your preferred marine military cable of choice.

Prysmian&DrakaBostrail Traction Power Cable
Military designed marine cables are almost constructed the same, as they have similar copper conductors even though their insulation and jacketing materials differs. Well, this could be the only difference determining their differences when it comes to installation applications. Bostrail Traction cable has EPR as the primary insulation and cross linked polyolefin jacketing. It is tested and approved as a top quality cable as per Underwriters Laboratory (UL) specification standards which includes: UL RHW-2, ICEA S-95-658, UL 1581 Vertical Tray.

Applications
As the name suggests, Traction cable is designed for use as traction power cable in high voltage applications of up to 2000 volts at an optimum temperature of 90 degrees Celsius. It is therefore a recommended cable of choice when it comes marine military installation applications.

It is clear that Military and Aerospace cables sold by Nassau electrical are designed for aerospace, land and marine applications. If you ever need help with picking any of these cables, or a quote, please get in touch with Nassau Electricals and you’ll be glad you did.


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