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Coaxial Cable Specifications

Related Pages on RF Cafe
- Coaxial Cable Specifications
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- Conductor Bulk Resistivity & Skin Depths
- Coaxial Cable Equations
- Coaxial Cable Specifications
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- Coaxial Resonator
- Skin Depth Calculator
- Coaxial Connector Usage Chart

Properties of standard coaxial type cables have been very much standardized for many years. Unless you buy rogue stock from a supplier, if you abide by the manufacturer's application guidelines, there should not be any surprises. Do not make a bend of smaller recommended radius, do not expose the cable to excess temperatures, vibration, mechanical stress, or chemicals. Be absolutely certain to attach the coaxial cable into a properly designed connector, printed circuit board, or other type termination, paying careful attention to insulation and dielectric strip lengths, solder temperatures and dwell times, and shielding preparation. Do all that, and you will be assured a long lifetime from your cable system. 

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Properties of Coaxial Cable Dielectrics

Dielectric Type Time Delay
(ns/ft)
Propagation
Velocity
Solid Polyethylene (PE) 1.54 0.659c
Foam Polyethylene (FE) 1.27 0.800c
Foam Polystyrene (FS) 1.12 0.910c
Air Space Polyethylene (ASP) 1.15-1.21 0.840c-0.880c
Solid Teflon (ST) 1.46 0.694c
Air Space Teflon (AST) 1.13-1.20 0.850c-0.900c

c = speed of light in a vacuum

Properties of Popular Coaxial Cables

Type (/U) MIL-W-17 Z0(Ω) Dielectric
Type
Capacitance
(pF/ft)
O.D.
(in.)
dB/100 ft
@400 MHz
Vmax
(rms)
Shield
RG-4   50.0 PE 30.8 0.226 11.7 1,900 Braid
RG-5   52.5 PE 28.5 0.332 7.0 3,000 Braid
RG-5A/B   50.0 PE 30.8 0.328 6.5 3,000 Braid
RG-6 /2-RG6 76.0 PE 20.0 0.332 7.4 2,700 Braid
RG-6A /2-RG6 75.0 PE 20.6 0.332 6.5 2,700 Braid
RG-8   52.0 PE 29.6 0.405 6.0 4,000 Braid
9914 (RG-8)   50.0 PE 24.8 0.403 2.6 300 Braid+Foil
RG-8A   52.0 PE 29.6 0.405 6.0 5,000 Braid
RG-9   51.0 PE 30.2 0.420 5.9 4,000 Braid
RG-9A   51.0 PE 30.2 0.420 6.1 4,000 Braid
RG-9B   50.0 PE 30.8 0.420 6.1 5,000 Braid
RG-10   52.0 PE 29.6 0.463 6.0 4,000 Braid
RG-10A   52.0 PE 29.6 0.463 6.0 5,000 Braid
RG-11 /6-RG11 75.0 PE 20.6 0.405 5.7 4,000 Braid
RG-11A /6-RG11 75.0 PE 20.6 0.405 5.2 5,000 Braid
RG-12 /6-RG12 75.0 PE 20.6 0.463 5.7 4,000 Braid
RG-12A /6-RG12 75.0 PE 20.6 0.463 5.2 5,000 Braid
RG-17A   52.0 PE 29.6 0.870 2.8 11,000 Braid
RG-22 /15-RG22 95.0 PE 16.3 0.405 10.5 1,000 Braid
RG-22A/B /15-RG22 95.0 PE 16.3 0.420 10.5 1,000 Braid
RG-23/A /16-RG23 125.0 PE 12.0 0.650 5.2 3,000 Braid
RG-24/A /16-RG24 125.0 PE 12.0 0.708 5.2 3,000 Braid
RG-34 /24-RG34 71.0 PE 21.7 0.625 5.3 5,200 Braid
RG-34A /24-RG34 75.0 PE 20.6 0.630 5.3 6,500 Braid
RG-35 /64-RG35 71.0 PE 21.7 0.928 2.8 10,000 Braid
RG-35A/B /64-RG35 75.0 PE 20.6 0.928 2.8 10,000 Braid
RG-55B   53.5 PE 28.8 0.200 11.7 1,900 Braid
RG-58 /28-RG58 53.5 PE 28.8 0.195 11.7 1,900 Braid
RG-58A /28-RG58 52.0 PE 29.6 0.195 13.2 1,900 Braid
RG-58B   53.5 PE 28.8 0.195 14.0 1,900 Braid
RG-58C /28-RG58 50.0 PE 30.8 0.195 14.0 1,900 Braid
RG-59/A /29-RG59 73.0 PE 21.1 0.242 10.5 2,300 Braid
RG-59B /29-RG59 75.0 PE 20.6 0.242 9.0 2,300 Braid
RG-62/A/B /30-RG62 93.0 ASP 13.5 0.242 8.0 750 Braid
RG-63/A/B /31-RG63 125.0 ASP 10.0 0.405 5.5 1,000 Braid
RG-65/A /34-RG65 950.0 ASP 44.0 0.405 16 @5MHz 1,000 Braid
RG-71/A/B /90-RG71 93.0 ASP 13.5 0.245 8.0 750 Braid
RG-79/A/B /31-RG79 125.0 ASP 10.0 0.436 5.5 1,000 Braid
RG-83   35.0 PE 44.0 0.405 9.0 2,000 Braid
RG-88   48.0   50.0 0.515 0.7 @1MHz 10,000 Braid
RG-108/A /45-RG108 78.0 PE 19.7 0.235 2.8 @10MHz 1,000 Braid
RG-111/A /15-RG111 95.0 PE 16.3 0.478 10.5 1,000 Braid
RG-114/A /47-RG114 185.0 ASP 6.5 0.405 8.5 1,000 Braid
RG-119 /52-RG119 50.0 ST 29.4 0.465 3.8 6,000 Braid
RG-120 /52-RG120 50.0 ST 29.4 0.523 3.8 6,000 Braid
RG-122 /54-RG122 50.0 PE 30.8 0.160 18.0 1,900 Braid
RG-130 /56-RG130 95.0 PE 17.0 0.625 8.8 3,000 Braid
RG-131 /56-RG131 95.0 PE 17.0 0.683 8.8 3,000 Braid
RG-133/A /100-RG133 95.0 PE 16.3 0.405 5.7 4,000 Braid
RG-141/A   50.0 ST 29.4 0.190 9.0 1,900 Braid
RG-142/A/B /60-RG142 50.0 ST 29.4 0.195 9.0 1,900 Braid
RG-144 /62-RG144 75.0 ST 19.5 0.410 4.5 5,000 Braid
RG-164 /64-RG164 75.0 PE 20.6 0.870 2.8 10,000 Braid
RG-165 /65-RG165 50.0 ST 29.4 0.410 5.0 5,000 Braid
RG-166 /65-RG166 50.0 ST 29.4 0.460 5.0 5,000 Braid
RG-174   50.0   30.5 0.110 14.7   Braid
RG-177 /67-RG177 50.0 PE 30.8 0.895 2.8 11,000 Braid
RG-178/A/B /93-RG178 50.0 ST 29.4 0.072 29.0 1,000 Braid
RG-179 /94-RG179 70.0 ST 20.9 0.100 21.0 1,200 Braid
RG-179A/B /94-RG179 75.0 ST 19.5 0.100 21.0 1,200 Braid
RG-180 /95-RG180 93.0 ST 15.4 0.140 17.0 1,500 Braid
RG-180A/B /95-RG180 95.0 ST 15.4 0.140 17.0 1,500 Braid
RG-210 /97-RG210 93.0 ASP 13.5 0.242 8.0 750 Braid
RG-211/A /72-RG211 50.0 ST 29.4 0.730 2.3 7,000 Braid
RG-212 /73-RG212 50.0 PE 29.4 0.332 6.5 3,000 Braid
RG-213 /74-RG213 50.0 PE 30.8 0.405 5.5 5,000 Braid
RG-214 /75-RG214 50.0 PE 30.8 0.425 5.5 5,000 Dbl Braid
RG-215 /74-RG215 50.0 PE 30.8 0.463 5.5 5,000 Braid
RG-216 /77-RG216 75.0 PE 20.6 0.425 5.2 5,000 Braid
RG-217 /78-RG217 50.0 PE 30.8 0.545 4.3 7,000 Braid
RG-218 /79-RG218 50.0 PE 30.8 0.870 2.5 11,000 Braid
RG-219 /79-RG219 50.0 PE 30.8 0.928 2.5 11,000 Braid
RG-223 /84-RG223 50.0 PE 19.8 0.211 8.8 1,900 Dbl Braid
RG-302 /110-RG302 75.0 ST 19.5 0.201 8.0 2,300 Braid
RG-303 /111-RG303 50.0 ST 29.4 0.170 9.0 1,900 Braid
RG-304 /112-RG304 50.0 ST 29.4 0.280 6.0 3,000 Braid
RG-307/A /116-RG307 75.0 80 16.9 0.270 7.5 1,000 Braid
RG-316 /113-RG316 50.0 ST 29.4 0.102 20.0 1,200 Braid
RG-391 /126-RG391 72.0   23.0 0.405 15.0 5,000 Braid
RG-392 /126-RG392 72.0   23.0 0.475 15.0 5,000 Braid
RG-393 /127-RG393 50.0 ST 29.4 0.390 5.0 5,000 Braid
RG-400 /128-RG400 50.0 ST 29.4 0.195 9.6 1,900 Braid
RG-401 /129-RG401 50.0 ST 29.4 0.250 4.6 3,000 Cu. S-R
RG-402 /130-RG402 50.0 ST 29.4 0.141 7.2 2,500 Cu. S-R
RG-403 /131-RG403 50.0 ST 29.4 0.116 29.0 2,500 Braid
RG-405 /133-RG405 50.0 ST 29.4 0.086 13.0 1,500 Cu. S-R

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