Coaxial communication cables - Part 11: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with polyethylene (PE) dielectric

IEC 61196-11:2022 specifies the general requirements of semi-rigid coaxial communication cables with polyethylene (PE) dielectric, including material and construction, IEC type designation, identification, marking and labelling, standard ratings and characteristics, requirements of finished cables, quality assessment, delivery and storage, etc.
This part of IEC 61196 applies to semi-rigid coaxial communication cables with polyethylene (PE) dielectric and tubular outer conductor. These cables are widely used in the interconnection between wireless communication equipment and antenna, as well as RF and microwave electronic equipment, broadcast television, microwave relay, navigation, etc.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a. The scope is more detailed.
b. Outer diameter ratings of the inner conductor recommended.
c. Dielectric: outer diameter ratings of the dielectric recommended.
d. IEC type designation introduced.
e. Standard ratings and characteristics: completely revised.
f. Requirements of finished cables: completely revised.

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Publication Date
15-Mar-2022
Technical Committee
Current Stage
PPUB - Publication issued
Completion Date
16-Mar-2022
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IEC 61196-11
Edition 2.0 2022-03
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
Coaxial communication cables –
Part 11: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with polyethylene (PE)
dielectric
IEC 61196-11:2022-03(en)
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IEC 61196-11
Edition 2.0 2022-03
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
Coaxial communication cables –
Part 11: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with polyethylene (PE)
dielectric
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 5

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 7

4 Materials and cable construction ..................................................................................... 7

4.1 Cable construction .................................................................................................. 7

4.2 Inner conductor ....................................................................................................... 7

4.3 Dielectric ................................................................................................................ 8

4.4 Outer conductor ...................................................................................................... 8

4.5 Sheath .................................................................................................................... 8

5 IEC type designation ....................................................................................................... 9

5.1 Type name .............................................................................................................. 9

5.2 Variant .................................................................................................................... 9

5.3 Cable marking ......................................................................................................... 9

6 Identification, marking and labelling ............................................................................... 10

6.1 Cable identification ............................................................................................... 10

6.2 Cable marking ....................................................................................................... 10

6.3 Labelling ............................................................................................................... 10

7 Standard rating and characteristics ................................................................................ 10

7.1 Nominal characteristic impedance ......................................................................... 10

7.2 Rated temperature range ...................................................................................... 10

7.3 Operating frequency ............................................................................................. 10

7.4 Average and peak power ...................................................................................... 11

7.5 Bending radius ...................................................................................................... 11

8 Requirements of finished cables .................................................................................... 11

8.1 General ................................................................................................................. 11

8.2 Electrical requirements ......................................................................................... 11

8.3 Environmental requirements ................................................................................. 13

8.4 Mechanical requirements ...................................................................................... 14

8.5 Fire performance requirements ............................................................................. 15

8.6 Content of toxic and harmful substance ................................................................ 15

9 Quality assessment ....................................................................................................... 16

10 Delivery and storage ...................................................................................................... 16

Table 1 – Rated temperature ................................................................................................ 10

Table 2 – Maximum operating frequency ............................................................................... 11

Table 3 – Electrical requirements .......................................................................................... 12

Table 4 – Environmental requirements .................................................................................. 13

Table 5 – Mechanical requirements....................................................................................... 14

Table 6 – Fire performance requirements .............................................................................. 15

Table 7 – Content of toxic and harmful substance ................................................................. 15

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IEC 61196-11:2022 © IEC 2022 – 3 –
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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COAXIAL COMMUNICATION CABLES –
Part 11: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables
with polyethylene (PE) dielectric
FOREWORD

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IEC 61196-6 has been prepared by subcommittee 46A: Coaxial cables, of IEC technical

committee 46: Cables, wires, waveguides, RF connectors, RF and microwave passive
components and accessories. It is an International Standard.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition

constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:
a) Clause 1: The scope is more detailed.
b) Subclause 4.2: Outer diameter ratings of the inner conductor recommended.

c) Subclause 4.3: Dielectric: outer diameter ratings of the dielectric recommended.

d) Clause 5: IEC type designation introduced.
e) Clause 7: Standard ratings and characteristics: completely revised.
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f) Clause 8: Requirements of finished cables: completely revised.
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
Draft Report on voting
46A/1554/FDIS 46A/1559/RVD

Full information on the voting for its approval can be found in the report on voting indicated in

the above table.
The language used for the development of this International Standard is English.

This document was drafted in accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, and developed in

accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1 and ISO/IEC Directives, IEC Supplement, available

at www.iec.ch/members_experts/refdocs. The main document types developed by IEC are

described in greater detail at www.iec.ch/standardsdev/publications.

A list of all the parts in the IEC 61196 series, published under the general title Coaxial

communication cables, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC website under webstore.iec.ch in the data related to the

specific document. At this date, the document will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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IEC 61196-11:2022 © IEC 2022 – 5 –
COAXIAL COMMUNICATION CABLES –
Part 11: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables
with polyethylene (PE) dielectric
1 Scope

This part of IEC 61196 specifies the general requirements of semi-rigid coaxial communication

cables with polyethylene (PE) dielectric, including material and construction, IEC type

designation, identification, marking and labelling, standard ratings and characteristics,

requirements of finished cables, quality assessment, delivery and storage, etc.

This part of IEC 61196 applies to semi-rigid coaxial communication cables with polyethylene

(PE) dielectric and tubular outer conductor. These cables are widely used in the interconnection

between wireless communication equipment and antenna, as well as RF and microwave

electronic equipment, broadcast television, microwave relay, navigation, etc.
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 60068-1:2013, Environmental testing – Part 1: General and guidance

IEC 60332-1-2, Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions – Part 1-2: Test

for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable − Procedure for 1 kW

pre-mixed flame

IEC 60754-1, Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables – Part 1:

Determination of the halogen acid gas content

IEC 60811-406, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 406: Miscellaneous tests − Resistance to stress cracking of polyethylene and

polypropylene compounds

IEC 60811-502, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 502: Mechanical tests − Shrinkage test for insulations

IEC 61034-2, Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions –

Part 2: Test procedure and requirements

IEC 61169-4, Radio-frequency connectors – Part 4: RF coaxial connectors with inner diameter

of outer conductor 16 mm (0,63 in) with screw lock – Characteristic impedance 50 Ω (type 7‑16)

IEC 61196-1 (all parts), Coaxial communication cables – Part 1: Electrical test methods

IEC 61196-1:2005, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1: Generic specification – General,

definitions and requirements

IEC 61196-1-1, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-1: Capability approval for coaxial cables

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IEC 61196-1-101, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-101: Electrical test methods – Test

for conductor d.c. resistance of cable

IEC 61196-1-102, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-102: Electrical test methods – Test

for insulation resistance of cable dielectric

IEC 61196-1-103, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-103: Electrical test methods – Test

for capacitance of cable

IEC 61196-1-105, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-105: Electrical test methods – Test

for withstand voltage of cable dielectric

IEC 61196-1-106, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-106: Electrical test methods – Test

for withstand voltage of cable sheath

IEC 61196-1-108, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-108: Electrical test methods – Test

for characteristic impedance, phase and group delay, electrical length and propagation velocity

IEC 61196-1-110, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-110: Electrical test methods – Test

for continuity

IEC 61196-1-112, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-112: Electrical test methods − Test

for return loss (uniformity of impedance)

IEC 61196-1-113, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-113: Electrical test methods – Test

for attenuation constant

IEC 61196-1-115, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-115: Electrical test methods – Test

for regularity of impedance (pulse/step function return loss)

IEC 61196-1-201:2009, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-201: Environmental test

methods – Test for cold bend performance of cable

IEC 61196-1-203, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-203: Environmental test methods –

Test for water penetration of cable

IEC 61196-1-206, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-206: Environmental test methods −

Climatic sequence

IEC 61196-1-215, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-215: Environmental test methods –

High temperature cable ageing

IEC 61196-1-301, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-301: Mechanical test methods – Test

for ovality

IEC 61196-1-302, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-302: Mechanical test methods – Test

for eccentricity

IEC 61196-1-313, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-313: Mechanical test methods –

Adhesion of dielectric and sheath

IEC 61196-1-314, Coaxial communication cables − Part 1-314: Mechanical test methods − Test

for bending

IEC 61196-1-316, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-316: Mechanical test methods – Test

for maximum pulling force of cable
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IEC 61196-1-317, Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-317: Mechanical test methods – Test

for crush resistance of cable

IEC 62037-4, Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement – Part 4:

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