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Low Noise Coaxial Cables for Sensors

Low noise coaxial cables are used with single axis and triaxial charge mode sensors. This table provides relevant specifications for four cable types. Type 003 is the most commonly used, but three other types are also available.

Low Noise Coaxial Cable Types

 

Model

003

030

006

098

Cable Style

General Purpose

Miniature, Flexible

Rugged

Flexible

Jacket Material

TFE
(Tetrafluoroethylene)

PTFE
(Polytetrafluoroethylene)

Polyolefin

TFE
(Tetrafluoroethylene)

Jacket Pros

Good tensile strength
Good flexibility

Good tensile strength
Good flexibility

Good flexibility
Good chemical resistance

Good tensile strength
Good flexibility

Jacket Cons

Does not resist abrasions or cuts

Does not resist abrasions or cuts

Lower operating temperature

Does not resist abrasions or cuts

Temperature Range

-320 to +500 °F
-196 to +260 °C

-130 to +500 °F
-90 to +260 °C

-67 to +275 °F
-55 to +135 °C

-130 to +500 °F
-90 to +260 °C

Cable Jacket Diameter

0.079 in
 2.01 mm

0.042 in
 1.09 mm

0.079 in
 2.0 mm

0.079 in
 2.06 mm

Pull Strength

75 lb

10 lb

65 lb

24 lb

Bend Radius

1.0 in
25.4 mm

.5 in
11 mm

2.0 in
50 mm

1.0 in
25.4 mm

Center Conductor Style

Solid

Stranded

Solid

Stranded

Capacitance

30 pF/ft
90 pF/m

30 pF/ft
98 pF/m

30 pF/ft
105 pF/m

35 pF/ft
115 pF/m

Shield Type
Coverage

Braid
90% minimum

Braid
90% minimum

Braid
90% minimum

Braid
90% minimum

Full specifications

003

030

006

098