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    Discussion in 'Manufacturers of mechanical parts' started by JohnS, Oct 8, 2010.

    1. JohnS

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      Hi, I'm looking for a UK wire/cable supplier of 'raw' USB spec cable (Conforming to UL 2725 standard).

      There are plenty of providers of connector ended USB cable assemblies, however, I need a supplier of the basic cable so that I can spec my own connector ends!

      This is for use in an electronics product for custom interconnect cable assemblies.

      Thanks in advance, John
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Had quick look on the web. These guys might be worth a call: http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk. Seems like their stock is extensive.

      Also, I'm sure these guys could also supply you with some, or at least point you in the right direction: http://www.servicepower.ltd.uk/Home.html I use them regularly. They're very helpful.

      Please let us know how it works out!
       
    4. JohnS

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      Hi Gareth,

      Many thanks fo your reply and suggestions ... sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
      I'll let you know how things go with the cable search.

      Regards, John
       
    5. GarethW

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      Hi John - did you have any luck?
       
    6. JohnS

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      Hi Gareth, Sorry for the really long delay in getting back to you ...

      The folks at ServicePower Ltd were indeed very helpful - I'll be in contact with them soon regarding my exact cable assembly requirements now that I have a few spec dwgs.

      Alpha Wire also offered to manufacture a custom USB cable to meet my specs ... however, I had a problem trying to justify the 1,000ft+ minimum order quantity.

      For general info - here is a spec for the USB style cable I'm looking for.

      UL Style : UL2835CM (CSA CSA FT4) (Also UL2725?)
      Composition : 1 Pair (28AWG[7/0.127]) and 2 Cores (26AWG[7/0.160])
      Wire colours: Signal pair - White and Green, Power cores - Red & Black.
      Screen : Copper braid and drain wire
      Jacket : PVC, flame retardant, Grey or Black. (0.76mm thk jacket)
      Nominal Outside Diameter : 4.2mm

      Regards, John
       
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      Glad to hear that things are moving forward! You could also give these guys a try. I've used them in the past with good results.
       
    8. vickichan114

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      It is difficult to look for the suppliers in China, too. Good luck.
       

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