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3132A - ControlBus™, (1) 18 AWG Solid BCCS, FFEP/PVDF, Foil+Braid Shld, CMP

3132A-ControlBus™, (1) 1

One 18 AWG solid bare copper-covered steel conductor, plenum, foam FEP insulation, Duobond® IV quad shield (100% coverage), fluorocopolymer (PVDF) jacket.

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Plenum RG-6/U Type

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Coax
18SolidBCCS - Bare Copper Covered Steel0.04 in1
Conductor Count: 1
AWG Size: 18
MaterialNominal Diameter
FFEP - Foam Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene0.17 in
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]
Tape1Bonded Aluminum Foil-Polyester Tape-Aluminum FoilBonded Duofoil®100 %
Braid2AL - Aluminum60 %
Tape3Aluminum Foil-Polyester Tape-Aluminum FoilDuofoil®100 %
Braid4AL - Aluminum40 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVDF - Fluorocopolymer0.274 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCROuter Conductor DCR
28 Ohm/1000ft7.2 Ohm/1000ft7.2 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
16.3 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.093 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic ImpedanceNominal Characteristic Tolerance
100 Ohm± 3 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
1 MHz0.36 dB/100ft
2 MHz0.38 dB/100ft
5 MHz0.5 dB/100ft
10 MHz0.65 dB/100ft
20 MHz0.95 dB/100ft
50 MHz1.5 dB/100ft
100 MHz2.12 dB/100ft
200 MHz2.99 dB/100ft
300 MHz3.66 dB/100ft
400 MHz4.23 dB/100ft
Nominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
1.2 ns/ft82 %
Phase Delay Distortion
f/B%PDD/100M (5MB)
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Min. SRL (Structural Return Loss)
1 MHz23 dB
2 MHz
5 MHz
10 MHz
20 MHz
50 MHz
100 MHz
200 MHz
300 MHz
400 MHz
UL Voltage Rating
300V RMS
Electrical Characteristics Notes: Tilt 5 to 10 MHz: .48 dB/100 M
Other Electrical Characteristic 2: Tilt 10 to 20 MHz: .93 dB/100 M
Other Electrical Characteristic 3: Sweep Tested 5 to 400MHz.

Temperature Range

UL Temp Rating: 150°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C To +150°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 43 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 104 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.75 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: CMP
CEC/C(UL) Specification: CMP
RG Type: RG-6/U Type

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2005-04-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Burial: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: NFPA 262
CSA Flammability: FT6

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): Yes
Non-Plenum Number: 3131A
Item #ColorFootnote
3132A F2V1000GRAY, DECC
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Tap Marks Every 2.6 Meters to aid in users installation.
Date: 2005-04-01
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