ES46J Superflexible FLEXWELL® Standard Elliptical Waveguide
FLEXWELL® elliptical waveguide is constructed of longitudinally continuous seam welded, highly conductive copper tube, corrugated and precision formed into an elliptical cross section. It is manufactured in continuous lengths using a special seam welding process developed by the RFS organization.
The corrugation design achieves high transverse stability, flexibility and crush strength for superior handling and forming at an installation. The inherent strength and flexibility of FLEXWELL® waveguide allows on location, a continuous length of waveguide to be run directly from a tower-mounted antenna to the equipment building.
A FLEXWELL® elliptical waveguide feeder requires less planning and reduces installation costs when compared to a feeder system using a rigid rectangular waveguide.
FLEXWELL® waveguide is available cut to length with factory attached connectors or in continuous lengths for termination in the field.
FEATURES / BENEFITS
Designed for optimum system performance
Excellent electrical performance
Low loss and low VSWR (low return loss)
Electrical test made on every waveguide during manufacturing
Every waveguide undergoes 24 hour pressure test
Reduced installation cost compared to rigid rectangular waveguides due to flexibility
No need of flange joints, twist section and bends
Easy transportation in coils or on drums
Cutting at exact length and connectorizing in the field
J (Polyethylene black)
Typical Operating Band
4.4 - 5
Max. VSWR / Return Loss
1.15 / 23.1@ - GHz
Dimension over Jacket
68 x 41 (2.7 x 1.6)
Minimum Bending Radius E Plane, Single Bend
Minimum Bending Radius H Plane, Single Bend
Minimum Bending Radius E Plane, Repeated Bends
Minimum Bending Radius H Plane, Repeated Bends
Max. Operating Pressure
Max. Pulling Length per Hoisting Grip
Standard Hanger Spacing
-40 to 60 (-40 to 140 )
-70 to 85 (-94 to 185 )
-50 to 85 (-58 to 185 )
Attenuation and Power Rating
Avarage Power (KW)
Group velocity (%c)
Group Delay (ns/100m)
Group Delay (ns/100ft)
External Document Links
VSWR values include connectors and are valid for frequency band of connectors.