We received the custom cables to test the new suspension electronics. They are under my desk. So we are ready.
This batch was a small one - the company says that they can make molded cables if we have a minimum order, something to consider I gues.s.
Update 1900 11 Feb: I verified that the pin outs of the cables are as we intended (for one set of each type of cable). Because this was a small order, the connectors have metal shells, and so for cable #2 (sat box to flange), the two shells are shorted to each other. I can't verify if the shield is isolated from the shell on J5 without cutting open the cable. One thing that occurred to me is that we should give pins 5,8,11 on J4 and 16,20,24 on J5 (respectively) unique identifiers. They should only be shorted to GND on the circuit board itself. To be fixed for the next iteration. I uploaded some photos here.
I was unable to measure the capacitance of the cable using the LCR meter, and didn't opt to try any other method.