Coaxial communication cables - Part 1-326: Mechanical test methods - Hanger test

IEC 61196-1-326:2022 describes the test methods to evaluate the suitability of hangers to support a cable on an antenna tower, or on other constructions. This document also provides generic criteria to evaluate performance.

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Edition 1.0 2022-10
Coaxial communication cables –
Part 1-326: Mechanical test methods – Hanger test

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IEC 61196-1-326 ®
Edition 1.0 2022-10
Coaxial communication cables –

Part 1-326: Mechanical test methods – Hanger test

ICS 33.120.10 ISBN 978-2-8322-5775-3

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1 Scope . 5
2 Normative references . 5
3 Terms and definitions . 5
4 Test methods . 5
4.1 General . 5
4.2 Slippage test . 5
4.2.1 Samples . 5
4.2.2 Test method . 6
4.2.3 Requirements . 7
4.2.4 Report . 8
4.3 Hanger compression test . 8
4.3.1 General . 8
4.3.2 Samples . 8
4.3.3 Test method . 8
4.3.4 Requirements . 9
4.3.5 Report . 9
4.4 Salt mist exposure . 9
4.4.1 Sample . 9
4.4.2 Method . 9
4.4.3 Requirements . 9
4.4.4 Report . 9
4.5 Side loading test . 10
4.5.1 General . 10
4.5.2 Samples . 10
4.5.3 Procedure . 10
4.5.4 Test report . 12

Figure 1 – Example of a test setup for slippage test method with one cable sample . 6
Figure 2 – Example of a test setup for side load test . 10
Figure 3 – Example of a test setup for side load test . 11

Table 1 – Dwell times by temperature method . 7
Table 2 – Dwell times by unknown temperature . 7


Part 1-326: Mechanical test methods – Hanger test

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Part 1-326: Mechanical test methods – Hanger test

1 Scope
This part of IEC 61196 describes the test methods to evaluate the suitability of hangers to
support a cable on an antenna tower, or on other constructions. This document also provides
generic criteria to evaluate performance.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies.
For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any
amendments) applies.
IEC 60068-2-11, Environmental testing – Part 2-11: Tests − Test Ka: Salt mist
IEC 60068-2-14, Environmental testing – Part 2-14: Tests − Test N: Change of temperature
3 Terms and definitions
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4 Test methods
4.1 General
This document includes different test methods to evaluate the suitability of hangers to support
one or more cables. While recommended, it is not intended that all tests be carried out in all
cases. The tests to be applied can be specified in the relevant specification or agreed between
customer and supplier. The hanger specification shall provide the following:
a) cable information by cable type or diameter if rigid,
b) weight to be supported in slippage test if not cable specific.
4.2 Slippage test
4.2.1 Samples
a) six hangers,
b) cable length: 2 m with a tolerance of ±1 % (alternate 0,7 m with a tolerance of ±1 %
depending on thermal chamber size constraints),
c) three cables.
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4.2.2 Test method Initial measurements
Prior to the test, the following measurements shall be made unless otherwise specified.
a) accessory and cable information,
b) cable dimensions (critical),
c) accessory dimensions (critical).
Prior to conducting the test, initial measurements shall be performed by reference against
Visually inspect the cable to make sure it is fr

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