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What is M17/176-00002 Wire?

The M17 spec is the military standard for coaxial cables used to maximize performance in difficult situations and strenuous environments that the military might encounter. M17/176-00002 is a variation of M17, but instead of being a coaxial cable, it is a twinaxial cable.

Twinaxial cables are similar to coaxial cables, but they have two inner conductors instead of one. The M17/176 twinaxial cable is most commonly used in high-frequency signal transmission applications.

M17/176-00002 Construction

Since it is a Twinaxial cable, it consists of two inner conductors. Both of these conductors are 24 AWG, 19/.005 silver-coated copper alloys. This cable also has two solid Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) dielectric cores. These dielectric cores are twisted together and then filled with two PTFE rod fillers.

The outer conductor is a single braid of 38 AWG, silver-coated, high-strength alloy. The inner braid has 95.4 percent coverage and the outer braid has 94.6 percent coverage. M17/176-00002 has a Perflouroalkoxy (PFA) type XIII jacket, along with an overall diameter of 0.129 inches.

M17/176-00002 Cable Ratings

Since these cables are used in military applications, they have wide ratings:

  • Temperature Range: -55°C to +200 C
  • Max Operating Voltage (vms): 1,000V
  • Impedance (ohms): 77 +/-7
  • Capacitance (pF/ft): 19.0
  • M17 Test Frequency: 10 MHz UnSwept
  • Comments: Use up to 10 MHz maximum

For more information about the M17/176-00002 cable, please visit our catalog page for M17 cables. To request a quote on the M17/176-00002 Twinaxial cable, visit our Quick RFQ form or call one of our experienced sales reps today at 1-800-472-4655.

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