Vinyl Coated Galvanized Aircraft Cable
Vinyl coated galvanized aircraft cables are also used for rope and pulley systems. However, the vinyl protects the rope from abrasion and the pulley and sheaves from shock and wear.
Vinyl-coated cable has a lesser breaking strength than non-coated galvanized cable. A 7X7 vinyl coated cable has breaking strength in the range of 270 lbs. to 1,700 lbs while non-coated 7X7 galvanized cable has breaking strength that ranges from 480 lbs. to 3,700 lbs. Likewise, a 7X19 vinyl coated aircraft cable has breaking strength in the range of 4,200 lbs. to 14,400 lbs. versus 1,050 lbs. to 14,400 lbs. for an non-coated cable. Vinyl coated stainless steel aircraft cable is also available.