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Variables Involved in High Voltage Cable and Assembly Design

Do you need a cable for your high voltage application?  The right cable will ensure that your systems work efficiently and aren’t affected by environmental conditions. Here’s some of the important variables to keep in mind when choosing the right cable for your application:

  • Electrical properties
    • Voltage/current level
    • AC vs. DC vs. pulse
    • Impedance
    • Inductance
    • Capacitance
    • Resistance
    • For AC cables: AC frequency
    • For pulse cables: pulse width/rise time/rep rate/amplitude/attenuation
  • Physical properties
    • Number of conductors
    • Shielded or unshielded
    • Insulation material
  • Environmental considerations
    • Working temperature
    • Insulation media
    • Atmosphere (vacuum, standard air pressure, elevated pressure)
  • Geometric considerations
    • Run length
    • Diameter
    • Flexibility
    • Dimensional tolerances
  • Availability
    • In stock vs. custom order

We offer over 200 high voltage cable configurations to choose from, with many available in our online catalog, and if we don’t have exactly what you need, we can design a cable that is just right for your application. Contact our engineering team today to get started.