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General Purpose Coaxial Cables for Sensors

General purpose coaxial cables are used with single axis ICP® sensors. This table provides relevant specifications for four cable types. Type 002 is the most commonly used, but three other types are also available.

Coaxial Cable Types

 

Model

002

012

018

005

Cable Style

General Purpose

RG-58/U

Flexible, Lightweight

Rugged

Jacket Material

FEP
(Fluorinated ethylene propylene)

PVC
(Polyvinyl chloride)

PVC
(Polyvinyl chloride)

Polyolefin

Jacket Pros

Good tensile strength
Good temperature resistance

Resists abrasion
Good flexibility

Resists abrasion
Good flexibility

Good flexibility
Good chemical resistance

Jacket Cons

Less resistant to abrasions or cuts

Lower operating temperature

Lower operating temperature

Lower operating temperature

Temperature Range

-130 to +400 °F
-90 to +204 °C

-40 to +176 °F
-40 to +80 °C

-22 to +221 °F
-30 to +105 °C

-67 to +275 °F
-55 to +135 °C

Cable Jacket Diameter

0.075 in
1.9 mm

0.193 in
4.9 mm

0.054 in
1.37 mm

0.074 in
1.88 mm

Pull Strength

50 lb

47 lb

7 lb

55 lb

Bend Radius

1.0 in
20 mm

2.0 in
50 mm

.4 in
14 mm

2.0 in
50 mm

Center Conductor Style

Stranded

Solid

Solid

Stranded

Capacitance

29 pF/ft
95 pF/m

29 pF/ft
95 pF/m

55 pF/ft
180 pF/m

29 pF/ft
95 pF/m

Shield Type
Coverage

Braid
95% minimum

Braid
95% minimum

Braid
92% minimum

Braid
90% minimum

Complete specifications

002

012

018

005