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Breakout Box Manufacturer


Data Cable is a world class manufacturer of custom cable assemblies, wire harnessing and electro-mechanical assemblies for a widely diverse group of industries. Medical, military, industrial automation, satellite technology and more.

For over 30 years Data Cable has enjoyed sustainable growth and success. We value the excellent reputation we've earned for quality, competitive pricing and customer service.

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A breakout box is a broad term applied to an assembly where there is a distribution point for power or signals contained in a box. Data Cable has built a wide variety of assemblies that fit under the term breakout box. A breakout box can come in many forms and sizes. The box can have multiple connectors or cable assemblies mounted. A custom breakout box could be considered a subset of a box build, or a control panel, in the case of a large one.

Designers have multiple options for distribution, or breakouts, within their system. Perhaps the least costly is to have a junction or meeting place for a number of cables that then route back to a connection point. This is often limited when environmental, service, breakdown for shipping, or optional equipment connections are also considered.

Breakout boxes for power may have common connections inside that are completed using jumpering, pigtails or terminal blocks as a few examples. These boxes may have cables exiting them for distribution to the various points but they often have connectors to accomplish other functions that need to be considered such as equipment shipping or safety.

Signal distribution can be simple or complex with a breakout box. Common signal paths, varying cable types and wire gauges, connector types and mounting, and particularly shielding have to all be considered in these types of assemblies.

Combining power and signal distribution into one breakout box can be accomplished; however additional considerations such as barriers and separations have to be factored in depending on the regulatory requirements for the end users country or region.

"I chose Data Cable for its quality reputation. The one thing that separates them from all the rest is customer service. They respond in a timely fashion, they are able to manufacture high complexity cabling and they can shift priorities when engineering samples are required."
TL, Director of Operations, Telecommunications Test and Measurement Equipment, Mississauga, ON