L-com's Plastic Armored USB Cables Resist Up To 800 PSI Crushes and Impacts

The new cables provide excellent crush protection at a much lower cost for those who do not need the metal armor.

NORTH ANDOVER, MA - 9/18/13 - L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released a line of USB 2.0 cable assemblies with crush-resistant plastic armor capable of withstanding up to 800 PSI (pounds per square inch). They join the line of metal-armored USB 2.0 cables that L-com released last year. The new cables provide excellent crush protection at a much lower cost for those who do not need the metal armor.


Like the metal-armored USB cables, the new plastic-armored cables are available with either USB Type A to Type B or Type A to Type A. They come in seven standard lengths from 0.3 meters all the way up to 5 meters long. Though they do not provide as much protection as the metal-armored versions (which can resist up to 1500 PSI), the cost per-meter is much lower for the plastic armor, such that the new 5-meter plastic-armored cable is over 40% less than the metal armored version.

"We realized there is a market for USB cables that can resist typical shocks, impacts and crushes found in many applications such as military/aerospace, security, medical facilities and industrial environments," said Steve Smith, Product Manager. "Now we are giving our customers options to best suit their needs and budgets."

The new plastic armored cables are currently stocked in L-com's North Andover, MA, USA fulfillment center for same day shipment on orders. Free engineering drawings and 3D CAD models are available for download from L-com's website.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Peter McNeil, Product Marketing Manager
978-682-6936 x1174, pmcneil@l-com.com

L-com®, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the audio/video, OEM, military/aerospace, IT, and wireless RF industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the HyperLink® line of wireless antennas, amplifiers, filters/splitters, lightning protectors, weatherproof enclosures, and much more. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

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