Custom Naval Connectors and Cables

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Eaton combines advanced engineering tools with an extensive array of manufacturing resources to quickly deliver custom connectors and cable assemblies. Turnkey design, collaborative co-development, and build-to-print program capabilities include:

  • Application-specific shells, insert arrangements, and filtering/shielding for high currents and volatges, high-speed data, and RF and acoustic signal applications.
  • Harsh environments including extereme EMI/RFI, temperatures, shock/vibration, radiation, corrosive media, and vacuum/pressures.
  • Integrated mechanical tow, fluid delivery, and separation/release capabilities.
  • NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020/MLDG certified overmolded cable assemblies.

Over 40 years of uncompromised reliability

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A track record of uncomprimised reliability has been established in over 40 years of defense and commercial custom subsea connector and cable applications including:

  • Submarine launch tube control and secondary propulsion motor control cable assemblies.
  • Mine-detection-sled tow cables with integrated power-and-data connectivity and fuel delivery capabilities.
  • Vertical launch missile systems power and data connectivity solutions.
  • Overmolded transducer headmass assembly and cable assemblies.
  • Mine-hunting sonar, tether-cable assembly.

Industry-Recognized Certifications

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Eaton maintains a comprehensive array of process and system-level accreditations that assure our customers that their custom solutions are designed and manufactured to the industry's most stringent standards. A partial listing of these certifications includes:

  • Quality standards include ISO 9001 : 2008 and AS9100 Revision C.
  • Secure facilities are ITAR registered and approved for programs classified as Top Secret.
  • Overmolding processes are certified to NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020/MLDG.
  • NASA NHB 5300-certified soldering processes and trainers.

Accelerated Design to Deployment

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Eaton integrates 3D-modeling software with a network of computer-assisted-manufacturing resources to concurrently produce parts in prototype and production quantities. Design qualification is accelerated by in-house thermal-vacuum chambers and hydrostatic, dielectric withstand voltage, insulation resistance, high pot, insertion loss, and vibration test capabilities.

Additional in-house prototype and production capabilities include:

  • Experienced tool designers and tool makers utilize CNC mills and lathes and EDM machines.
  • Machining centers are optimized to process several grades of alumimum and stainless-steel alloys.
  • Compression, transfer, and injection molding machines support the production of plastic and elastomeric dielectric components.
  • Dedicated assembly tools and  fixtures support a wide range of mechanical assembly, bonding, wire termination, marking, and potting processes.


Vertically Integrated Cable Manufacturing

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In addition to improving quality and reducing leadtimes and costs, Eaton's investments in vertically integrated manufacturing resources provide customers with a broad range of cable-configuration options:

  • Planetary cabling equipment was designed in-house to enable manufacturing contra-helically laid cables that ensure maximum flexibility to meet customer defined, bend-radius requirements.
  • Speciallly-designed braiders facilitate optimization of foil and braid shields to meet application-specific EMI/RFI requirements.
  • Cable insulation options include EPDM for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) applications and Neoprene, urethane, and heat-shrink materials.
  • Overmold materials include Hypalon for applications with hypergolic fuel residues and EPDM, epoxies, Neoprene, polyurethanes, PVC, silicone, Teflon, and Viton.

Additional Custom Capabilities Information

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For additional information, call 805-484-0543 or select one of the following links:

Please use the following links to view Eaton's military shore power connectors and cable assemblies to support alternate maritime power (also known as "cold ironing") applications: