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RG196 Coax

RG-196 Coax

RG196 Cable

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What is RG 196?

RG196 coax cable is a 50 ohm coaxial cable and is used in radio frequency and miniature coax applications. This coax cable also features a PTFE tape wrap per MIL-DTL-17, and can withstand operating temperatures up to 250C. PTFE wrapped cables are also more flexible than a FEP jacketed cable. Click on the links below to learn more about the different features of RG 196 cable.

Mechanical & Construction Specifications

  • Inner Conductor:
    • Material: Silver Covered Copper Clad Steel
    • Conductor Stranding: 7/.004
    • No. of Strands: 7
    • Strand Size: .004
    • Diameter (in.): 0.120
    • Diameter (mm.): 3.048

  • Dielectric:
    • Material: Solid PTFE
    • Diameter (in.): 0.034
    • Diameter (mm.): 0.8636

  • Outer Conductor:
    • Material: Silver Covered Copper Shield
    • Diameter (in.): 0.050
    • Diameter (mm.): 1.27

  • Jacket:
    • Material: Perfluoro Alkoxy Alkene Polymer (PFA), Type XIII)
    • Wrapping: PTFE Tape Wrapped Jacket
    • Diameter (in.): 0.067
    • Diameter (mm.): 1.7018

RG196 Coax Cable Electrical Specifications

  • Bend Radius: 0.4"
  • Weight 3.0 lbs/mft
  • Impedance: 50 +/-2 ohms
  • Capacitance: 29.4 pF/ft
  • Max Voltage:1000 volts
  • Temperature Range: -55°C to +250°C
  • Max Operating Voltage: 1,000
  • Mil Spec Equivalent: M17/93-00001, MIL-C-17/71D
  • Splices: Per RG196 specification, this coax will have splices. If continuous lengths are needed, please ask.

RG 196 Attenuation Chart (dB/100ft)

100 MHz Typ/Max 13.0/16.0
400 MHz Typ/Max 27.2/33.0
1 GHz Typ/Max 41.7/52.0
2.4 GHz Typ/Max 64.0/80.0
Max Frequency (GHz) 3.0

RG196 Coax Cable Uses and Applications

RG196 cable may be used for radio frequency and miniature coax applications. RG196 coax is approved for direct burial. It is commonly found in wi-fi antennas (wireless LAN), radar, hi-fidelity professional audio, analog and digital signaling, ultrasonic transducers, accelerometers, and strain gauges.

Other coax cables Allied Wire & Cable supplies include:

Part Number Conductor StrandingNom. Dia. of Cond.Dielectric (in)Nom. O.D. (in)Nom. Imp.Nom. Cap. (pF/ft)Approx LBS/MFT
RG196 7/.004 0.012 0.034 0.0710 50 32.0 6.00