Guide to Cables, Reels and Assessories

Date Posted:22 October 2018 

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This easy to read guide is a snap shot of the types of cables we supply.

 

Low Loss Cable - LCU195

This cable type is more advanced than standard grade RG58 cables, necessary for higher frequency communications such as cellular and wireless applications due to its lower attenuation and higher shielding.

We manufacture high quality LCU195 assemblies in both off the shelf variants and custom to suit individual applications.

All cables are swept with full test reports available on request.

  • Diameter: 5mm

  • Frequency Range: DC-6GHz

  • Signal loss: 0.32dB/m @ 850MHz, 0.53dB/m @ 1800MHz (typical, terminated assembly)

 

Introducing dB-FLEX

dB-FLEX is our flagship subtype of LCU195 cabling, designed for maximum weather resistance and usability.

LCU195 dB-FLEX consists of a 7-strand bare copper centre conductor which permits repeated bending and much greater flexibility - similar to Times Microwave's LMR-195 UltraFlex.

dB-FLEX has a UV-stable TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket designed for harsh outdoor environments while maintaining maximum flexibility and minimising plastic memory (for improved wall-cavity feeding).

 

dB-FLEX Specifications

Electrical Specifications

  • Resistance: 50Ω
  • Capacitance: 83.3pF/m
  • Signal Loss: 0.42dB/m @ 850MHz, 0.63dB/m @ 1800MHz                     
  • Frequency Range: DC-6GHz
  • Velocity of Propagation: 76%
  • Nominal Delay: 4.17ns/m
  • Voltage Withstand: 1000Volts DC
  • Peak Power: 2.5kW

Mechanical Specifications

  • Weight/100m: 3.0kg
  • Operating Temperature: -40° ~ +85°C
  • Minimum Bend Radius: 12.7mm
  • Conductor Material: Seven Strand Solid Copper (0.94mm)
  • Insulating Material: Foam PE (2.79mm)
  • Outer Shield Material:
    • (1) Bonded Aluminium Polyester Tape 100% Coverage (2.95mm)
    • (2) Tinned Copper Wire 88% Coverage (3.53mm)
  • Outer Jacket Material: TPE Weather & UV Resistant (4.95mm ±0.15mm)

 

Super Low Loss Cable - LCU400

When it comes to high frequency networks, such as 3G, 4G, WiFi and microwave band communications, cable loss becomes a big factor affecting both signal quality and strength.

L400 series cable such as our LCU400 have one quarter the loss of standard grade cables like RG58, and one third the loss of LCU195 series cable.

  • Diameter: 10.3mm

  • Frequency Range: DC-16GHz

  • Signal Loss: 0.145dB/m @ 850MHz, 0.229dB/m @ 1810MHz (typical, terminated assembly)

 

Half Inch Feeder -LDF-4-50A Heliax

Long cable runs, such as communications towers or multi-storey buildings require a very low attenuation cable to ensure signal quality remains after installation.

This type of cable is suitable for long runs on 3G and 4G bands, and also medium runs on higher 2.4 and 5.8GHz communications.

  • Diameter: 15.87mm

  • Frequency Range: DC-8.8GHz

  • Signal Loss: 0.067dB/m @ 850MHz, 0.09dB/m @ 1810MHz (typical, terminated assembly)

 

For a detailed guide on cables see our Guide to Antenna Cables and Connectors