Unicorn Cables

Technical information

Material

CableUSB data, four-conductor cable

  • Power and data conductors: 26 AWG x 4
  • Mutual capacitance: approx. 120 nF/km
  • Inductivity: approx. 0.65 mH/km
  • Specific volume resistivity: > 20 G Ω x cm (at 20 °C)

Paracord 550 Type III lightweight rope, inner sleeve

  • Size: +/- 4 mm
  • Material: nylon or polyester 

Techflex (Flexo® PET) the most outer sleeve

  • Size: 3.2 mm (1/8″)
  • Material: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Heat Shrinkshrinkable plastic tube

  • Size: ⌀ 10 mm
  • Material: polyolefin

USB Connectorsdevice and host plugs

  • Type: A, C, Mini-B, Micro-B
  • Material: nickel-plated or gold-plated brass

Cable length

⚠️ The total length of the cable should not be more than 5M (≈16 ft). Anything longer than that, and the cable falls out of USB spec and risks losing its transmission power, which could cause it to under-perform or fail. ⚠️

Please note that some high-powered keyboards such as DROP ALT, CTRL or HHKB may not fully function depending on the length of your cable. It is recommended to stay under 3M (≈10 ft) for these types of keyboards or even lower.

Note: Coils add up a significant amount of actual raw cable used based on the length of the coils and diameter.

  • 15 cm (≈6″): 1.6 M (≈5 ft) raw cable
  • 20 cm (≈8″): 2.1 M (≈7 ft) raw cable

Example: 15 cm (≈6″) coil w/ 1.5 M (≈5 ft) straight cable length = 3.1 M (≈10 ft) actual raw cable used

Cable length diagram

Default:

  • c = coil
  • x = 5 cm (≈2″)
  • y = 5 cm (≈2″)
  • w = 25 cm (≈10″)
  • z = straight cable

Device side coil

Host side coil

USB connectors

Detachable Connectors

Detachable connectors allow you to quickly switch between devices (keyboards) if you own multiple cable ends with a detachable connector, but mostly they serve as an aesthetic feature. 

GX16 Aviator

  • Type: Screw thread
  • Size (LxWxH): 69 x 18 x 18 mm
  • Pins: 4
  • Material: Nickel-Plated brass

YC8

  • Type: Push-Pull
  • Size (LxWxH): 55 x 11.5 x 11.5 mm
  • Pins: 4
  • Material: Copper Alloy

LEMO® – Premium quality Push-Pull connector made in Switzerland

  • Type: Push-Pull self-latching
  • Size (LxWxH): 72.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 mm
  • Pins: 4
  • Material: Matte Chrome-Plated brass
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Detachable Connectors Pinout

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Last updated: 06/05/2021