Shielded Cable Information

22 11 2010

Find out what shielded cable is, its uses and when it should be used. Plus, tips on finding the best shielded cable manufacturers.

What is Shielded Cable?

Shielded cable is electrical cable that is protected by a conductive layer. The shielded cable often comes in the form of copper metal or tape, protected by an outer jacket. Shielded cable is typically used to help reduce electrical noise from other devices.

When Should Shielded Cable be Used?

Shielded cable is used to protect against electromagnetic and radio interference, so it is therefore often used where there are large concentrations of electrical equipment being used at once, such as a factory floor. Other areas where shielded cable can be used include high voltage power cables, where the shield protects people and machinery that may come into contact with it, or may have to work with the cables.

Shielded Cable Manufacturers

There are a number of shielded cable manufacturers operating globally supplying shielded cable for various industrial uses. One of the leading global suppliers of shielded cable is 3M Interconnect, who offer solutions to problems faced by electronic equipment manufacturers and assemblers worldwide. In terms of shielded cable, they offer a variety of different shielding tapes made from various copper, aluminium or fabric, that come with conductive adhesives, too.

Shielded Cable Suppliers in the UK

Challenger Components Ltd is one of the leading distributors in the UK of shielded cable and other cabling products. They can supply shielded cable, coaxial cable, multi-core cabling and more from 3M Interconnect and other leading global suppliers.

Challenger Components have over 50 years of combined expertise in all areas of cabling and can offer technical support at all stages of product design-in.

Visit: for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.




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