Wireless Cable Core Components and Solutions

Are you frustrated by weak cell phone signals indoors or at crowded events? A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) can solve this by enhancing 4G LTE and 5G connectivity in stadiums, campuses, manufacturing facilities, and high-rise buildings.

Proterial Cable America (PCA) offers a wide range of cables for DAS, Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA), and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Our selection includes fiber optic, coaxial, shielded and unshielded twisted pair, power, and hybrid cables. PCA has supplied robust solutions for tall cell towers, rail, aviation terminals, stadiums, and concert venues, ensuring we meet your specific needs.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, the demand on wireless networks and their supporting cable infrastructure grows. PCA’s cables are designed to handle these increasing demands, providing reliable power and connectivity for all your wireless devices.

Power Jumpers

Power jumpers typically consist of 2 to 12 conductor DC wires with an optional ground wire (bare or insulated). Based on the design, we can apply shielding, drain wire(s) and armoring as needed. Shielding is important in these cables because their location in the network is different than the large hybrid trunks which typically are not shielded. Therefore, some cell providers prefer to keep the power cables separate from the communications cable and power jumper designs serve those customers.

Conductor Size14 AWG to 4 AWG14 AWG to 4 AWG14 AWG to 4 AWG
Conductor Count2 Conductor and Up2 Conductor and Up2 Conductor and Up
Conductor TypeStrandedStrandedStranded
Conductor MaterialBare or Tinned CopperBare or Tinned CopperBare or Tinned Copper
Insulation MaterialPolyvinylchloride (PVC) with Nylon JacketPolyvinylchloride (PVC) with Nylon JacketPolyvinylchloride (PVC) with Nylon Jacket
Ground WireOptional – Bare or Tinned CopperOptional – Bare or Tinned CopperOptional – Bare or Tinned Copper
• Braided Bare or Tinned Copper
• Aluminum Polyester with drain wires
• Braided Bare or Tinned Copper
• Aluminum Polyester with drain wires
• Braided Bare or Tinned Copper
• Aluminum Polyester with drain wires
• 5 mil (0.127 mm) corrugated
• 3 mil (0.076 mm) helical copper tape
• 8 mil (0.203 mm) aluminum corrugated
• 5 mil (0.127 mm) corrugated
• 3 mil (0.076 mm) helical copper tape
• 8 mil (0.203 mm) aluminum corrugated
• 5 mil (0.127 mm) corrugated
• 3 mil (0.076 mm) helical copper tape
• 8 mil (0.203 mm) aluminum corrugated
Max. Temperature194°F (90°C) dry locations194°F (90°C) dry locations, 167°F (75°C) wet locations194°F (90°C) dry locations, 194°F (90°C) dry locations
Voltage Rating600V600V600V

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Copper and Fiber Hybrid Jumpers

Hybrid jumpers are used throughout wireless networks for connecting radios to the antennas for 5G implementation.

Fiber Components:
• 900 micron tight buffered or 250 micron colorized
• Singlemode (SM) and Multimode (MM) available
• Fiber components 2 and up

Standard Shielding / Armoring Configurations Include:
• 3 mil (0.076 mm) copper tape (helically applied)
• 5 mil (0.127 mm) or 10 mil (0.254 mm) bare copper tape corrugated (cigarette fold applied)
• Optional uninsulated bare copper grounding wire
• Braided shielding available: Bare or Tinned Copper, or Bronze braids, and/or Aluminum Polyester with drain wires

Jacketing Options:
• Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE)

• Tray cable (TC-OF), 600V
• Oil resistance
• Sunlight resistance
• FT4 Flame rating

• When used with fiber the temperature rating is based on that of the fiber which is rated to 176°F (80°C)
Power Cables: -40°F (-40°C) to 194°F (90°C) (dry/wet) operating temperature rating
Hybrid Cables: -40°F (-40°C) to 176°F (80°C (dry/wet) operating temperature rating

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Power+ Composite Indoor / Outdoor Cable

Power+™ composite indoor/outdoor plenum cables are the solution for applications where remote power and network connectivity are required and distance may be a factor. Power+™ composite cables utilize fiber optic strands to provide the link to the network and a pair of stranded copper conductors to deliver power. The different constructions of Power+™ composite cables address the variety of applications on the market. Power+™ composite cables are ideal for long distance PTZ camera installations, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), and Passive Optical Networks (PON). Power+™ composite cables are available with a plenum rating (CMP-OF), (CL3P-OF) or (CL2P-OF) which makes them suitable for a wide variety of environments.

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Small Cell Cable

Proterial Cable America (PCA) offers high-performance cables for the growing demand of 5G and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). With over 50 years of global manufacturing experience, PCA is a North American leader in fiber/copper composite cables for 5G rollout.

Our cables support cell tower installations, building infrastructure, and security systems, ensuring top-quality performance for improved streaming, faster downloads, and lower latency. Designed and manufactured in Manchester, NH, PCA provides both standard and custom cable solutions to meet your specific needs.

Contact PCA for reliable, high-quality cables for your wireless technology requirements.

Wireless network benefits can include:
• Improved network access and improved customer service
• Increased security and corporate data collection
• Increased employee productivity

Cable design options include:
• Rugged, harsh environment constructions
• Plenum and Riser 300V rated category cable available
• UL rated Indoor / Outdoor constructions
– Plenum CMP-OF, CL2P-OF and CL3P-OF, 300V for DAS
• Sunlight Resistant for Indoor / Outdoor
• Designs for Small Cell
• Copper and Fiber hybrid bundles (Singlemode and Multimode)
• Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) or PVC insulations available for Small Cell
• Capable of power and data over long distances
• A wide variety of gauge sizes and cable constructions available

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