Custom Made Vintage Computer CablesWednesday December 22 2021 (2021-12-22) : Rob from Hercules Workshop
WE REGULARLY MAKE A WIDE VARIETY OF CUSTOM VINTAGE COMPUTER CABLES. WE ARE ABLE TO HANDLE CUSTOM ORDERS FROM A SINGLE CABLE TO A MEDIUM SIZED ORDER FOR MULTIPLE CABLES. ALL CUSTOM CABLES ARE FULLY TESTED AND WARRANTIED AGAINST DEFECTS IN BOTH MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP.
We make custom vintage computer cables. High quality components, assembled by a professional technician.
Cable assemblies and components are Lead Free and RoHS Compliant. Shielded conductors are available for high EMI and noise rejection ratios.
FIGURE 1: NEARLY COMPLETED CUSTOM 13 PIN DIN COAXIAL + 2 X SHIELD CABLES, READY FOR FINAL ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL CONTINUITY AND MECHANICAL STRESS TESTING.
Cable Assembly Fabrication
Difficult soldering problems, such as Solder Wicking, Insulation Damage, and Frayed Ends can develop when making terminations on stranded wire.
These types of problems can make it difficult to wrap a conductor around a terminal post or other terminating points.
Normally we make soldered connections by pretinning the leads that are to be soldered together to bond the strands of the conductor to prevent fraying during the crimping procedure.
Then we use insulation to insure each of the inner-insulated conductors and ground/shield lead are reinforced at the junction where the outer insulation was removed.
FIGURE 2: COMPLETED 4 POS MINI DIN WITH METAL SHIELD AND COVER REMOVED TO SHOW INSULATED INNER AND OUTER CONDUCTORS.
Parts and Components
We use only the highest quality components, parts and materials available from top vendors in our cable assemblies. RoHS / Lead Free
Most vintage computer cables are some combination of D-Sub or circular DIN connectors. We maintain a large inventory of common DIN, D-Sub back shells and hoods..
QA Cable Inspection and Ohmmeter Testing
All our cables are fully tested prior to shipping and warrantied against defect in both materials and workmanship. We use two main categories of QA tests. In the first test, the electrical continuity between the ends of the cable are determined and in the second test, mechanical stress is placed on the cable assembly.
This tests for the existence of three main conditions: a high resistance connection, an open connection or an incorrect connection. It can also be used to find cable shorts.
MECHANICAL (PULL) TEST
The strength of the cable assembly is determined in this test. Cables that are exposed to the repetitive actions of insertion and removal are stressed at specific areas of the cable. Major stress is normally placed on the cable connector ends. We test for changes in the electrical characteristics of the cable as external mechanical stresses are applied.
Custom Vintage Cable Design and Prototyping
If you need help with a custom cable or cable connection solution for a vintage technology application or project you're working on we can help make it. We can help with research, wiring diagrams, testing and prototyping.
To place an order or to receive a quote, simply contact us with details of what you're trying to connect or what the cable will be used for, we may have already made one or something similar and have the specifications in our database.
Vintage custom cables can be ordered un-packaged or in labelled custom packaging. We're able to handle orders from a single cable up to medium sized orders for multiple cables.
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You can also call us Monday to Saturday between 08:00 am and 18:00 pm
Eastern Time (GMT-5) - Telephone : 289-696-9354
Warranty / Returns
Hercules Workshop is committed to excellent service. Orders are processed immediately, with most shipments made within 48 hours. In most cases your items will arrive within 10 to 14 days of your order being received. If you are not satisfied with an item, we will promptly exchange the product or refund the purchase price. Hercules Workshop has a 90-calendar day return policy.