Custom Cables – The Ultimate Guide To How To Meet Your Needs

Cables are among the most common things in the electronics and communication industry.

But you cannot always depend on general cables for critical and demanding applications.

At times, you will need a cable built from scratch.

Or, you may need help with an application, and the stock cables will not work.

In that case, you need custom cables to match your needs and usage.

But do you know which cable to use?

Do you know that you can get custom cables manufactured as needed?
If you want to meet your unique cabling needs, it is essential to go for custom cables.

Here is all about how you can choose the right one.

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CHAPTER 1: What is a Custom Cable

 If you are looking for the right custom cable, expect a wide range of connectivity and network cables.

However, it is essential to look for ones with high standards and ensure that the cables are of high quality, meeting customer requirements for reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness.

Here are some advantages you will get by purchasing a custom cable.

Better Performance – Custom projects have custom needs.

You cannot match specific stock specifications with them.

With custom-made cable, you can get optimal performance and the materials and ratings you need to complete your project.

Last Longer – When going in for custom cables, you can expect a better shelf life for the equipment.

It is because the cable is made for that particular application and understands its functioning environment.

It has all the attributes and ratings needed to last in those conditions.

Save You more money – While you may think custom-made cables cost more, it may turn out otherwise over the long run.

Yes, the other benefit to having a custom cable is that you will not have to worry about system failures anymore, as you would otherwise when you go in for short-stock options.

You get to Start from Scratch – Since you get to start from scratch with custom cabling, you can ensure that all the needs are met.

So, you can even alter certain aspects of the existing cable to suit your equipment needs better.

We will now look at the types of customizable cables you can get your hands on.

1.1 Customizable Cable Type

You can choose from different cable assembly products, which include RF, copper, fiber, and specialty harnesses.

When choosing the cables, do go for one manufactured by industry standards.

Fiber Patch Cords and Jumpers

You can find simplex and duplex jumpers for all compatible industry applications.

This category includes simplex fiber jumpers, duplex fiber jumpers, pigtail fiber jumpers, and micro-armored fiber jumpers.

The cables provide optimized optical performance with low-loss connections.

You can order a custom cable length to reduce congestion and cable stack.

The cables come with a wide range of connectors, such as SCA, SC, FCA, FC, LCA, and LC, for supporting various applications and have extended re-mating capabilities.

You can specify the cable type and choose between single-mode and multi-mode fiber types.

The simplex and duplex cables have 1.2mm, 1.6 mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm.

You can order the cables in custom boot colors and custom labeling, and Brady identification.

Fiber Assemblies

Custom Cables

You have different fiber cable assemblies such as single-mode patch cords, multimode patch cords, mode conditioning patch cords, fiber ribbon cables, and fiber multi-count trunk cables.

The single-mode patch cords have high bandwidth and performance and are Bend Insensitive.

The SMF-28e cables do not lose light when the cable is bent or twisted as a part of cable management.

The nanostructure technology sends the light back to the fiber core, preventing any loss of signal or current.

You can bend the wires without any problems and experience full bandwidth.

The multimode patch cords are used for LAN applications as the cost of LED transceivers is low.

You can also use them for telephony applications and other compatible purposes.

The cables utilize the technology to offer a high range of bandwidth, 10 to 20 times of regular multimode patch cords.

The fiber ribbon cables are ideal for plug-and-play applications.

The cables are inspected for performance before they are shipped to increase reliability.

Copper Cable Assemblies

You can choose from a full range of copper connectivity solutions to transmit electrical signals between electromechanical equipment and communication devices.

The copper cables are meant to deliver high performance and come with application-specific connectors for different purposes.

Copper cables are ideal for short-distance applications that use relatively low bandwidth.

They also have a low cost of production and can save receiver and transmitter costs.

The products in this category include Ethernet cables, office telecom cables, desktop cables, serial cables, audio/video assemblies, and USB and SCSI cables.

The copper cables can connect various computer accessories such as printers, Local Area Networks, and monitors.

They are also suitable for audio-video communications, such as HD TVs and set-top boxes.

The company also manufactures copper cables for offices, data centers, air traffic control towers, and network divisions.

Zone Cabling

Zone cabling is what you need for data centers and enterprises.

The solution can provide a seamless performance over homerun cabling that can disrupt workflow when you change workstations.

The zone cabling is routed through a series of consolidated points that connect to a cluster of workstations.

The cabling enables the organization to reduce its downtime and costs and can be delivered on a need basis.

RF Assemblies

Braided and corrugated offer high RF performance.

They are suited for critical network applications over a wide range of frequencies.

The cables are produced with the highest standards required for WiMax and 4G LTE technologies and outdoor and indoor DAS installations.

The products under this segment include antenna jumper cables, transmission line feeder cables, mobile cell tower applications, indoor and outdoor DAS installations, and internal radius combiner boxes.

The cables come with Low Passive Intermodulation and quick production lead times.

They offer long-term durability as they are made with a repeatable automated termination process.

Now that you know the different types of customizable cables you can get, we will talk about custom cable assemblies.

CHAPTER 2: Custom Cable Assemblies

2.1 Custom Cable Sleeving Kit

Cable sleeving makes cable management easier by bunching cables and making them easier to identify.

The sleeving protects the cables from hazards, liquids, chemicals, and abrasions.

You have different types of cable sleeving to buy, including expandable and side entry sleeving.

Expandable Sleeving

Expandable cables come with woven fiber, which gives them some flexibility.

The sleeving is solid in circumference, so you must apply it by passing the cable through it.

The sleeving is ideal for irregularly shaped areas of cables and keeps them secured inside the sleeving.

You can find both reliable and expandable sleeving from Custom Cable.

You need an application that will determine the type you will need.

Side Entry Sleeving

Side entry sleeving is also referred to as wrap-around or split sleeving.

They come with a slit; you must wrap it around the cable instead of feeding it through the sleeving.

The installation process is more natural than expandable sleeving, and you can conveniently wrap the cable isolating the connectors without unplugging any cable.

You can also easily remove any cable by slipping through the slit.

2.2. How to Connect Custom Cables?

If you have different types of connectors, you need different cables to match the applications.

For example, the fiber ribbon connector comes with MTP/MPO connector, whereas the ribbon patch cord features MTP/APO connectors.

The ribbon fan-out cables have different connectors like FC, LC, MU, SC, and ST.

You can choose a cable with a specific connector depending on your purpose.

In the next chapter, we will explore the Custom Cable adapters.

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CHAPTER 3: Custom Cable Adapters

 You need different types of adapters and connectors for their cables.

For example, you can use coupler-style adapters to establish a connection between the same type of connectors.

The adapters can also help you secure an existing cable with a new piece of hardware or a new cable to an existing piece of equipment.

You can find different such as FAS9A-E2E2-1 PM-FF-CUP, FAS9A-FCFC-1PM-FF-CUP, FAS9F-MJMJ-2PM-FF-CUP, FAS9U-FCST-1CC-FF-ADP, FAS9U-FCSC-1CC-FF-ADP and more.

CHAPTER 4: Custom Cable Services

 Wondering how custom cable services work?

We will take a look at how Our PCB does it.

Assembly Division

Cloom delivers dedicated fiber and copper detail engineering for different business processes.

The processes of the assembly division are used for material conformance, performance specification compliance, and component and assembly design.

The company employs various personnel, such as process engineers, to create quality assurance, increase production efficiency and accommodate engineering changes.

The staff helps us provide their services through tooling requirements, equipment maintenance, and process implementations so that they can serve their customers according to their needs.

Network Services Division

Cloom offers on-premise network infrastructure services to businesses of all sizes on local and national levels.

The company provides services based on time, materials, staff augmentation, unit price, and contract to customers according to their requirements.

The customers are assigned a dedicated account and project management team so that consistent quality and service can be maintained.

The company offers the services through qualified and trained personnel fully equipped to do the job.

The Network Services Division and the Assembly Division collaborate on different projects to enable a single delivery source for the customers.

The projects are controlled on an auto-pilot basis, from design and development to assembly and installation.

The company derives value from its direct supply chain and integrates it with a corporate commitment to serve as an enterprise’s trusted network partner.

The Network Services Division and the Assembly Division collaborate on different projects to enable a single delivery source for the customers.

The projects are controlled on an auto-pilot basis, from design and development to assembly and installation.

The company derives value from its direct supply chain and integrates it with a corporate commitment to serve as an enterprise’s trusted network partner.

Cloom delivers its service through a team of qualified and experienced professionals, including technicians, project managers, Registered Communications Distributions Designers, and others.

The company employs its fleet of fully equipped vehicles that can cater to emergency requirements and deployments of short orders.

Cloom offers services to different industries, such as office space, retail, data centers, hospitals, distribution centers, etc.

The network services of the company include-

Assessment and Design: The service comprises many steps, such as site surveys, design and needs analysis, implementation planning, materials selection, and wireless mapping.

Implementation and Installation: The company offers copper and fiber infrastructure, wireless networks, equipment installation, sound masking, fiber splicing, testing, last mile FTTx and CCTV installations.

Maintenance and Upgrade: This service involves UPS upgrades, WiFi overlays, upgrades, network move, add or change, bit error rate testing, fiber characterization, commissioning/decommissioning, and others.

We have discussed the services of OUR PCB company. Now let us take a look at the solutions of OUR PCB.

CHAPTER 5: Custom Cable Solutions

Cloom delivers connectivity solutions for a wide range of industries.

The solution can be customized based on the need of the industry and specific business.

The different solutions of the company include-

Telecommunication Solutions

The company offers fiber optic and copper connectivity solutions for broadcasting and telecommunications.

The network cables are used for data centers, campuses, enterprises, and residential applications as they enable quick data transfer.

Cable technicians can use custom cables to meet critical network needs.

The cables are also applicable for high-speed internet, which requires the exchange of high amounts of bandwidth.

Military and Defense

The military uses custom cables to connect different units and secure highly confidential communication.

The cables for military use are extra durable as they must withstand harsh weather conditions and exposure to hazardous materials.

The defense industry also uses high bandwidth optic fiber cables to transfer data and critical mission information.

Intelligent Traffic Systems

Cloom offers connectivity solutions for intelligent traffic systems.

The solutions apply to air traffic control towers which need a quick and effective exchange of information and data.

Original Equipment Manufacturers

Various manufacturers make use of Custom Cable solutions in their facilities.

The cables are used to power different equipment and assembly line machines.

In the next chapter, we will talk about what it’s like to work in Cloom.

CHAPTER 6: Custom Cable Careers

Wondering how it is to work in the cabling industry?

A typical day at work involves working with the team to prepare the materials for production.

You have to put in around 10 to 12 hours of work each day, but the plus point is getting to meet other professionals and grow your network.

You will get to work in a warehouse environment with a large shift of workers.

The department you are allotted depends on your qualifications and expertise.

The normal shift is 9 hours with a half-hour lunch break and two 15-minute breaks.

Cloom offers a full range of network and connectivity solutions and services.

The company operates under two divisions- Assembly Division and Network Services Division.

They aim to provide the highest quality and service by directly dealing with the customer.

It encourages a corporate culture that results in the growth and profitability of the company.

We need a wide range of human resources to support their huge production scale.

They are looking to hire the best talents and promising personnel in the industry to support their business.

You can get a good job if you clear the interviews in a progressive and growing company.

The management of Cloom is encouraging and supportive of the employees.

They gather feedback and opinions of the employees before making any important decision.

The company’s leadership also sends employees to trade shows and industry events to further their knowledge and skills and learn about new concepts.

You can keep checking the company website to find out if they have any opportunities or career options for you to join.


 Cloom is a reputable manufacturer of cables and connectivity solutions.

You can design a cable according to your specifications and get it shipped.

We also fulfill custom cable orders built with the highest standards matching your design parameters.

You can also choose the cable length and color and go for other customizations based on your application.

Contact us today to order your custom cable with your chosen connectors.

We can ensure a fast production time delivering the solution when needed. 

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