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RCF158-50JFLA
1-5/8" RADIAFLEX® RCF Cable, A-series

  • RADIAFLEX® functions as a distributed antenna to provide communications in tunnels, mines and large building complexes and is the solution for any application in confined areas.
  • Slots in the copper outer conductor allow a controlled portion of the internal RF energy to be radiated into the surrounding environment. Conversely, a signal transmitted near the cable will couple into the slots and be carried along the cable length.
  • RADIAFLEX® is used for both one-way and two-way communication systems and because of its broadband capability, a single radiating cable can handle multiple communication systems simultaneously.
  • This RADIAFLEX® radiating cable utilize a low-loss cellular polyethylene foam dielectric and a corrugated copper outer conductor which offers a combination of remarkable flexibility, high strength and excellent electrical performance.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Broadband radiating cable supporting all wireless application between 30 MHz to 2750 MHz
  • Ideally suited for application that require low bending radii
  • Robust radiating cable operational under all enviromental conditions as e.g. harsh tunnels or mines


RCF cable, A-series

Technical features

General Specifications

Size1-5/8

Electrical Specifications

Max. Operating Frequency MHz2750
Cable TypeRCF
ImpedanceOhm50 +/- 2
Velocity, percent%89
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft)75 (22.9)
Inductance, uH/m (uH/ft)µH/m (µH/ft)0.188 (0.057)
DC-resistance inner conductor, ohm/km (ohm/1000ft)Ω/km (Ω/1000ft)1.26 (0.38)
DC-resistance outer conductor, ohm/km (ohm/1000ft)Ω/km (Ω/1000ft)0.55 (0.17)
Stop bands MHzNone
Frequency Selection MHz600, 900, 1800/1900, 2200, 2400, 2500, 2700

Mechanical Specifications

JacketJFL
Jacket ColorStandard Black, other colors on request
Jacket DescriptionHalogen free, non corrosive, flame and fire retardant, low smoke, polyolefin + flame barrier tape above outer conductor for lowest cable loss
Slot DesignMilled (Two-Row)
Inner Conductor MaterialCorrugated Copper Tube
Outer Conductor MaterialCorrugated Copper Tube
Diameter Inner Conductor mm (in)17.6 (0.69)
Diameter Outer Conductor mm (in)46.5 (1.83)
Diameter over Jacket Nominal mm (in)50.3 (1.98)
Minimum Bending Radius, Single Bend mm (in)500 (19.7)
Cable Weight kg/m (lb/ft)1.3 (0.87)
Tensile ForceN (lb)1080 (238)
Indication of Slot AlignmentNone
Recommended / Maximum Clamp Spacing m (ft)1.2 (4)
Minimum Distance to Wall mm (in)50 (1.97)

Testing and Environmental

Jacket Testing MethodsTest methods for fire behaviour of cable :
IEC 60754-1/-2 smoke emission: halogen free, non corrosive
IEC 61034 low smoke
IEC 60332-1 flame retardant
IEC 60332-3-24 fire retardant
NFPA-130

Temperature Specifications

Storage Temperature °C(°F)-70 to 85 (-94 to 185 )
Installation Temperature °C(°F)-25 to 60 (-13 to 140 )
Operation Temperature °C(°F)-40 to 85 (-40 to 185 )

Attenuation and Power Rating

Frequency, MHzLongitudinal Loss, dB/100 m (dB/100 ft)Coupling Loss 50%, dBCoupling Loss 95%, dB
75 0.59 (0.18) 62 74
150 0.86 (0.26) 70 80
450 1.60 (0.49) 83 93
800 2.25 (0.69) 84 94
870 2.37 (0.72) 82 92
900 2.42 (0.74) 82 92
960 2.51 (0.77) 82 92
1800 3.80 (1.16) 81 91
1900 3.94 (1.20) 80 90
2000 4.08 (1.24) 80 90
2200 4.36 (1.33) 80 90
2400 4.65 (1.42) 80 90
2600 4.92 (1.50) 80 90

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Notes

  • Coupling loss as well as longitudinal attenuation of RADIAFLEX® cables are measured by the free space method according to IEC 61196-4.
  • Coupling loss values are average values of all three spatial orientations (radial, parallel and orthogonal) of dipole antenna.
  • Coupling loss values are given with a tolerance of +10 dB and longitudinal loss values with a tolerance of +5%. Note: Measured values below nominal are better. They are not limited by any tolerance-range.
  • As with any radiating cable, the performance in building or tunnel environments may deviate from figures based on free space method.