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8281F - Precision Video Coax, RG59, Flexible 20 AWG Stranded BC, Double Braid, PVC Jacket

RG-59/U, 22 AWG stranded (7x29) .031" bare compacted copper conductor, polyethylene insulation, tinned copper double braid shield (95% coverage), PVC jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Coax
227x29BC-C - Bare Copper (Compacted)0.031 in1
Conductor Count: 1
MaterialNominal Diameter
PE - Polyethylene0.193 in
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialCoverage [%]
Braid1TC - Tinned Copper95 %
Braid2TC - Tinned Copper95 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.304 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCROuter Conductor DCR
12.2 Ohm/1000ft1.7 Ohm/1000ft1.7 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
21 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.118 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
75 Ohm
Return Loss (RL)
Frequency [MHz]Minimum Return (RL)
2-216 MHz27 dB
217-830 MHz23 dB
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
1 MHz0.3 dB/100ft
3.6 MHz0.5 dB/100ft
10 MHz0.9 dB/100ft
71.5 MHz2.5 dB/100ft
135 MHz3.6 dB/100ft
270 MHz5.1 dB/100ft
360 MHz6 dB/100ft
540 MHz7.4 dB/100ft
720 MHz8.7 dB/100ft
750 MHz8.9 dB/100ft
1000 MHz10.5 dB/100ft
Nominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
1.54 ns/ft66 %
Non-UL Voltage Rating
2900 V RMS

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 60°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C To +60°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 63 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 108 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 3 in
Min Flexing Radius: 4.5 in


CPR Euroclass: Eca
RG Type: 59/U Type

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor (Not Riser or Plenum)
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/96/EC (BFR): 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: No
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-01-01
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

ISO/IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1-2


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
8281F J5C500Black, Vivid MatteReel500 ft612825355465
8281F J5C1000Black, Vivid MatteReel1,000 ft612825355472
8281F G7X1000Blue, MatteReel1,000 ft612825357988
8281F U901000Gray, MatteReel1,000 ft612825203605
8281F G7W1000Green, MatteReel1,000 ft612825355533
8281F G7V1000Red, MatteReel1,000 ft612825355991
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Compacted copper combines the Impedance uniformity of solid conductors and the ""nick-resistance"" of stranded conductors.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.248 Revision Date: 04-28-2020
Date: 2004-01-01
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