Armored Shipboard Cable

  • Rating Voltage: 150/250V to18/30kV
  • Standards: IEC 60092-353,376; IEC 60332-3-22, IEC 60331
  • Temperature Limits: 90°C 
  • Features: Halogen-free, Flame retardant, Low smoke, Fire resistant.

Cable Application

watercraft control systems

Control Systems

Using shipboard cables are used in watercraft control systems. In addition to offering a sophisticated management system, these cables are intended to match the rigorous demands. These control systems make use of the ship's existing wiring.

Communication system


Maintaining the ship's extensive network of communication equipment involves the usage of shipboard cables. A good communication system is required for a ship to be effectively maintained, especially for military and armor-plated vessels.



Various devices rely primarily on shipboard cables to ensure the vessel's safety. A plethora of devices, ranging from sensors and trackers to indicators and recorders, as well as navigators, collaborate to ensure the proper operation of boats.

Shipboard power cables


Shipboard power cables are required to transmit and maintain reliable signals aboard a sea vessel. Shipboard power cables are built to IEC 60092-353/354 standards. They are capable of achieving and sustaining high performance in harsh environments.

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Description of Armored Shipboard Cable

An armored shipboard cable consists of metal braid armor that protect the conductors from outside influences. The significant external pressures that might damage the wires are rodents and unintentional accidents.

It also prevents internal anomalies from emitting harmful quantities of energy into the atmosphere. Armored shipboard cables are insulated with non-flammable thermoplastic polymers that emit little smoke or toxic gas and are protected by metal armor.

Guangming’s armored shipboard cables are made to be sturdy enough to protect the inner cable from harm with premium-grade material coating. We intend to offer dependable, robust, long-lasting armored shipboard electrical connections on ships and other marine vessels. The following are some of the primary advantages of employing our armored shipboard cables:

Temperature Resistance

Steel armoring protects electrical carrying components from high temperatures. Our transmission durability of steel-armored cable components is excellent.

Advanced Mechanical Properties

By covering the interior components of the shipboard cable, it is feasible to provide network power and availability for essential applications, making armored cables a reliable form of transmission.

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

Armored shipboard cables isolate transmission components from interference from other cables and electrical appliances in the transmission line's path.

Cable Parameter

Guangming cable provides various armored shipboard sizes depending on the cable’s role and type. There are several sizes and varieties to pick from. Different parameters and gauges are available. Depending on the circumstances, the length of the cable can be adjusted.

  • Marine Vessels – A voltage of 440V at 60Hz is commonly utilized. Military warships or tankers may demand greater volts.
  • Power and Control Cables – The voltage rating for armored shipboard cables is 600V/1000V by default. The rated voltages, however, may vary based on the type of cable utilized.
  • Instrumentation Cables – Because they work at a lower voltage, your instrumentation cables may have a rated 150V/250V.

Cable Construction

Our wire-armored cable consisting of aluminum or steel typically comprises five parts.

  • Conductor – The conductor is the substance that transports electric current from one location to another. It’s similar to the inner workings of a cable. Copper is more conductive than aluminum, yet both are suitable materials for electrical conductors.
  • Insulation – Because it is water-resistant and has excellent electrical qualities, cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) is perfect for power cable systems. The conductive portions mustn’t touch other conductors or metal pieces—the insulation on the cable aids in keeping the non-conductive components separate.
  • Bedding – The bedding acts as a barrier to protect the sheath from mechanical harm. The mattress is a barrier between the cables’ internal and exterior components.
  • Armor – Steel wire armor protects your cable by increasing its resistance to stress. It’s also ideal for underground installations. Because it is typically grounded, it may occasionally function as a circuit conductor for equipment that requires a cable.
  • Sheath – The sheath is flexible and holds all cable elements together. The sheath protects the cable from UV radiation, water damage, and dirt pockets. It also provides additional protection against external pressures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The distinction between an unarmored and an armored cable is that the former contains an additional layer of metal reinforcement, while the latter does not. Steel belt armor and steel wire armor are the two most popular types of cable armor. Steel wire armor is classified as coarse or fine steel wire armor.

A shipboard cable is a type of cable that is used to safely install electrical cabling inside the interiors of watercraft and offshore installations. Shipboard cable is also a marine-grade wire exclusively used on a ship’s deck and intended to survive high levels of corrosion in the marine environment.

  • Armored cables are used when mechanical protection is required if the cable is damaged.
  • They are used to route subterranean wires through ducts.
  • It selects the proper cable to guarantee a safe and long-lasting electrical installation.