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 Post subject: Cable bend radii
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:38 pm 
 
Captain

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:16 am
Posts: 6
Hello guys,

DOes anyone know where to find a table of minimum bend radii for coaxial cables? I have seen varying specs for RG-58, RG-57, etc, so I don't know which is the best.

I need to make absolutely the tightest bend I can get away with becaise of cramming stuff into a small enclosure. I also don't have the right test equipment to check to see what harm I do with a too tight bend.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

Richard


 
   
 
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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:44 pm 
 
Captain
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Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:53 am
Posts: 17
Location: Florida
The minimum bend radius for RG-58 is 1.2inches. For RG-59 is 1.5 inches.

A rule of thumb is 6 x cable diameter for RG-xx

Refer to Wiremold Corp for their white paper.

RFTEjerry






Posted  11/12/2012
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