Coaxial communication cables - Part 10: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with fluoropolymer dielectric

IEC 61196-10:2022 specifies the materials and cable construction for semi-rigid coaxial communication cables with fluoropolymer dielectric, IEC type designation, identification, marking and labelling, standard rating 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 fluoropolymer dielectric and tubular outer conductor. Semi-rigid coaxial communication cables with fluoropolymer dielectric are widely used in mobile communication systems, microwave test equipment, radar, aerospace and other fields.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2014. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a. Title was changed to: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with fluoropolymer dielectric b. Dielectric: other fluoropolymer materials (such as FEP, PFA) were added c. Table 1 – Distinguishing number was added d. Table 2 – Rated temperature was added e. 7.4.8, Thermal cycling was deleted f. Annex A: Performance requirements of typical cables was added g. Annex B: Requirements for thermal shock was added

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Edition 2.0 2022-11
Coaxial communication cables –
Part 10: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with fluoropolymer
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IEC 61196-10 ®
Edition 2.0 2022-11
Coaxial communication cables –

Part 10: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables with fluoropolymer

ICS 33.120.10 ISBN 978-2-8322-6019-7

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1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 8
4 Materials and cable construction . 8
4.1 General . 8
4.2 Inner conductor . 8
4.2.1 Conductor material . 8
4.2.2 Conductor construction . 8
4.3 Dielectric . 8
4.4 Outer conductor . 9
4.5 Sheath (when applicable) . 9
5 Type name and identification of cable . 9
5.1 Type . 9
5.2 Variants . 10
5.3 Cable marking . 10
6 Identification, marking and labelling . 10
6.1 Cable identification . 10
6.2 Cable marking . 10
6.3 Labelling . 11
7 Standard rating and characteristics . 11
7.1 Nominal characteristic impedance . 11
7.2 Rated temperature range . 11
7.3 Operating frequency . 11
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 . 12
8.3 Environmental requirements . 13
8.4 Mechanical requirements . 14
8.5 Fire performance requirements (applicable to cables with sheaths) . 15
9 Quality assessment . 15
10 Delivery and storage . 15
Annex A (normative) Performance requirements of typical cables . 16
A.1 Performance requirements . 16
A.2 Attenuation . 16
Annex B (normative) Thermal shock . 18
B.1 General . 18
B.2 Test samples . 18
B.3 Test equipment . 18
B.4 Procedure . 18
B.4.1 Initial measurements . 18
B.4.2 Thermal shock . 18
B.4.3 Final measurements . 19
Annex C (informative) Quality assessment . 20

C.1 General . 20
C.2 Qualification approval and its maintenance . 20
C.2.1 Qualification approval . 20
C.2.2 Capability approval . 20
C.2.3 Quality conformance inspection . 20
Bibliography . 25

Figure 1 – Cable marking . 10

Table 1 – Distinguishing number . 10
Table 2 – Rated temperature . 11
Table 3 – Electrical requirements . 12
Table 4 – Environmental requirements . 13
Table 5 – Mechanical requirements. 14
Table 6 – Fire performance requirements . 15
Table A.1 – Some performance requirements of typical cables . 16
Table A.2 – Maximum attenuation . 17
Table B.1 – Test condition . 19
Table B.2 – Exposure time at temperature extremes . 19
Table C.1 – Qualification inspection . 21
Table C.2 – Quality conformance inspection . 23

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Part 10: Sectional specification for semi-rigid cables
with fluoropolymer dielectric
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