Armored Cable Termination
The Armored Cable Termination (ACT) is used to support a subsea electronics package on an armored data cable, while allowing data cable, within the armored data cable, to connect to the electronics package. The ACT shown below is designed for 1.0 inch diameter armored cable, and has a safe working load (SWL) of 10,000 lbs. The ACT has two sections, the upper half and the lower half. To attach the ACT to an armored data cable, the protective coating on the armored data cable is removed, thus exposing the cables armor wire. The length of protective coating removed depends on the length of data cable needed. The armor wire is then trimmed, and formed in a cage shape inside the ACT lower half. Chockfast Grey is then poured into the lower ACT lower half, and allowed to harden. This locks the armor wire into place inside the ACT lower half. The upper ACT half is then threaded onto the ACT lower half, the self contained locking mechanism locks, and the ACT if ready for use.