Actisense A2K-BULK-100M Lite Bulk Cable Reel

Create or extend an NMEA 2000 backbone of flexible lengths to suit any installation.

USD $299.00

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NOTE: The Bulk cable can also be acquired for a custom length at $3.99 / meter. For inquiries about that please email

The Actisense NMEA 2000 Bulk Lite cable is available in 100 metre reels and ideal for use with the Actisense QNB-1 Quick Network Block or Field Fit Connectors (FFC).
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. To help with this limitation, Actisense have drop cable assemblies in varying lengths from 0.25 metres to 6 metres.

Part number: A2K-BULK-100M

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

Technical Specification


Braid Material 37 AWG tinned copper
Braid Coverage 65% minimum
Jacket Material 0.8mm Nom. PVC, black
Jacket Outer Diameter 6.85mm ±0.254mm
Voltage Rating 300V
Overall DCR  
(braid + tape + drain) 3.2Ω / 1000ft (10mΩ/M)
Reel Length 100m
Reel Weight (Gross) 7.26kg

Power Pair

Conductor 22 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
Insulation 0.3mm Nom. PVC
Diameter 1.43mm ±0.05mm
Colours Red & black
Shield AL Mylar tape over pair
DC Resistance 17.5Ω / 1000ft (57mΩ/M)
Max Current 4A

Data Pair

Conductor 24 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
Insulation 0.65mm Nom. foam PE
Diameter 2.0mm ±0.05mm
Colours Blue & white
Shield AL Mylar tape over pair
Impedence 120Ω ±10%
DC Resistance 28Ω / 1000 ft (92mΩ/M)
Attenuation @ 125 kHz 0.29dB / 100ft
Attenuation @ 500 kHz 0.50dB / 100ft
Attenuation @ 1 MHz 0.70dB / 100ft


Conductor 22 AWG (19 strand tinned copper)
DC Resistance 17.5Ω / 1000ft (57mΩ/M)

Approvals and Certifications

Operating Temperature -25°C to +75°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
NMEA 2000 Approved
RoHS Compliant
UL Certified (E137250), (UL1277)

A2K-BULK-100M Data Sheet

NMEA 2000 Power Feed Guide