Cable Performance & Specifications

Available in USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 protocol configurations, GORE USB Cables for Aerospace & Defense utilize silver-plated copper alloy conductors protected by an engineered fluoropolymer or PU halogen-free outer jacket, braided shield, and ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) binder. Their rugged construction is credited to several benefits compared to alternative products, including the following:


Each version of GORE USB Cables for Aerospace & Defense equally delivers non-stop signal transmission up to 10 Gb/s, making sure that high volumes of data and video are uploaded and downloaded instantaneously.


So soldiers, aircrews and passengers alike can charge carry-on devices quickly, easily and without delays, our USB cable bundles support the latest power management systems.


Withstanding extreme environments, GORE USB Cables for Aerospace & Defense provide the added protection necessary for a lifetime of service. They’ve been proven to meet complex design requirements and stringent industry standards for soldier systems and small at-seat modules in commercial aircraft.

Meeting Rigorous Specifications across Many Applications

Aerospace and defense environments are among the most challenging for power and data cables, exposing sensitive wires, cabling and systems to harsh conditions. To ensure durability and optimal performance, GORE USB Cables for 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 protocols meet SAE AS4373™ Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire. They also adhere to the following standards:

  • Toxicity: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239
  • Smoke Density: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V
  • Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking: ANSI/NEMA WC 27500
  • Flammability: CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853, Appendix F, Part I (b)(7)
  • Performance Requirements: VG95218-31

GORE USB Cables for Aerospace & Defense are ideal for a wide range of power and data transfer applications for soldiers, aircrew and passengers, as well as high-speed connector systems and backshells. Our cables for USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 protocols are commonly used for:

  • Content loading
  • Data transfer
  • Electronic flight Bag (EFB)
  • HD streaming video systems
  • Peripheral & sensor networking
  • Portable electronic devices
  • Power remote devices
  • Soldier systems
  • Vehicle & dismount connectivity

How to Order GORE USB Cables for Air & Defense

Available in standard sizes and several protocols, our cables offer the speed, reliability and durability needed for essential aircraft (defense or commercial) and military vehicle applications. For prototyping and evaluation in your specific application, browse our sample inventory and request pre-qualified high-speed data cables, including our USB cables. Complimentary samples are available with short lead times based on in-stock availability.

Or, review the exact specifications and contact a distributor if you’re ready to purchase our USB cables in the following part numbers:

  • 2.0 Protocol
    • RCN8800-22D-22P-H
    • RCN8800-24D-22P-H
    • RCN8800-26D-24P-H
  • 3.0 Protocol
    • GSC-01-85201-VG
  • 3.1 Protocol
    • GSC-03-84761-24D


Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.