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5439W5 - Surveillance CCTV, RG-59 #20 BC, Duobond+95% TC Braid, CM, Gel Fill

Surveillance & CCTV Cable, RG59, Rated-CM, 20 AWG solid bare copper, foam polyolefin core, Duobond® + 95% tinned copper braid, CoreGuard® gel filled, PVC jacket

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: CATV, MATV, Wet Location, Below-Grade Duct

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Coax
20BC - Bare Copper0.032 in1
Conductor Count: 1
LayerMaterialNominal Diameter
1PE - Polyethylene (Foam)0.145 in
Table Notes: Gas Injected
Outer Shield
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]
Tape1Tri-Laminate (Alum+Poly+Alum)Duobond®100%
Braid2Tinned Copper (TC)95%
Table Notes: Coreguard®
Outer Jacket
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.236 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Conductor DCR Conductor ResistanceNominal Outer Shield DCROuter Conductor DCR
10 Ohm/1000ft10 Ohm/1000ft2.5 Ohm/1000ft2.5 Ohm/1000ft
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
1 pF/ft16.3 pF/ft
1 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.097 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
75 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
1 MHz0.29 dB/100ft
5 MHz0.63 dB/100ft
10 MHz0.87 dB/100ft
50 MHz1.7 dB/100ft
100 MHz2.3 dB/100ft
200 MHz3.4 dB/100ft
400 MHz4.7 dB/100ft
700 MHz6.3 dB/100ft
900 MHz7.3 dB/100ft
1000 MHz7.8 dB/100ft
Max. Delay SkewNominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
83 ns/100m1.22 ns/ft83%
High Frequency
Frequency [MHz]
1 MHz
5 MHz
10 MHz
50 MHz
100 MHz
200 MHz
400 MHz
700 MHz
900 MHz
1000 MHz
UL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 75°C
Operating Temperature Range: -30°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 32 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 51 lbs
Min. Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.4 in


NEC Articles: Article 800
NEC/(UL) Compliance: CL2, CM
CEC/C(UL) Compliance: CM
CPR Euroclass: Eca
RG Type: 59

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment): Yes
EU Directive Compliance: Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes - Black only, when supported by messenger wire
Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes - Black only
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes - Black only

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

C(UL) Flammability: FT1
UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading
IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1-2
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Related Part Numbers

Item #ColorPut-Up TypeLengthUPC
5439W5 010500BlackReel500 ft612825162384
5439W5 0101000BlackReel1,000 ft612825162377
5439W5 010U1000BlackUnReel1,000 ft612825162360
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Flooding grease between braid and jacket. Sequential footage marks in print legend. Can be used for MATV applications. Recommend 1545A or 1546A for CATV applications.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.396 Revision Date: 05-11-2022
Date: 2004-01-01
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