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A2K-TDC Trunk and Drop Lite Cable
Pre-assembled NMEA 2000 Lite cable saves you time on your installation with ‘plug & play’ installation.

Available in various lengths, the cable assemblies can be used as either drop cable* from an NMEA 2000 backbone or to extend the length of the backbone cable.
Actisense Lite cable assemblies allow quick installation and come with a quality reassurance, as only the Actisense UL certified cable is used.

NMEA 2000 cable includes five wires within a single waterproof cable: power and ground wires, two signal (data) wires and a drain wire. The drain wire connects to the cable shield which protects the signal, power and ground wires from external Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and helps reduce RFI emission from the cable.

NMEA 2000 Lite cable can be used to create a backbone up to 100 metres in length. If the backbone length required exceeds 100 metres, the centre of the bus can be extended with NMEA 2000 mini cable to keep the outer Lite sections to the 100-metre maximum.

The maximum permitted length of a drop cable (distance from the backbone) is 6 metres. It is important to limit each drop length to the minimum required as the total of all drop lengths must not exceed 72 metres.

Part numbers:
A2K-TDC-0M25 NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 0.25m
A2K-TDC-0M5 NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 0.5m
A2K-TDC-1M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 1m
A2K-TDC-2M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 2m
A2K-TDC-3M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 3m
A2K-TDC-4M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 4m
A2K-TDC-5M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 5m
A2K-TDC-6M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 6m
A2K-TDC-8M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 8m
A2K-TDC-10M NMEA 2000 Lite cable assembly 10m

The Actisense range of NMEA 2000 connectors and cables has been designed using our specialist interconnect and NMEA knowledge.

*The maximum length of a single drop cable to a connected device is 6 metres.

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Technical Specification

Rated Current 4A
Rated Voltage 60VDC
Male Contact Brass, gold plated
Female Contact Phosphor bronze, gold plated
Contact Carrier PBT, black
Contact Polarisation Standard M12 -“A”- polarisation
Mating Thread M12
Screw Cap Brass, nickel plated
O-Ring Seal Rubber, black
Housing PVC, black
Power Pair 22 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
Data Pair 24 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
Drain 22 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
Braid 37 AWG (tinned copper)
Jacket Material 0.8mm Nom. PVC, black
Jacket Outer Diameter 6.85mm ±0.254mm
Weights 0.25m: 51g, 0.5m:  67g,
1m: 102g, 2m: 166g,  
5m: 379g, 6m : 447g,  
8m: 570g, 10m: 733g  
Approvals and Certifications
Protection IP67 (when mated)
Operating Temperature -20°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
NMEA 2000 Approved
RoHS Compliant
UL Certified (E137250), (UL1277)
A2K-TDC Trunk and Drop Lite Cable
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"We have been working with Actisense for more than 9 years now. Our sales in terms of units raise to a 4 digit figure. As far as I can remember, we have returned just one NMEA Buffer back to the manufacturer under warranty. That says it all."
Alberto Olmos, Sales Director, Aage Hempel Crame
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