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LMR-600

LMR-600

Flexible Low Loss Communications Coax
Ideal for…

• Jumper Assemblies in Wireless Communications Systems
• Short Antenna Feeder runs
• Any application (e.g. WLL, GPS, LMR, WLAN, WISP, WiMax,
SCADA, Mobile Antennas) requiring an easily routed,
low loss RF cable

• LMR® standard is a UV Resistant Polyethylene jacketed cable designed for 20-year service outdoor use. The bending and handling characteristics are significantly better than air-dielectric and corrugated hard-line cables.
• LMR®- DB is identical to standard LMR plus has the advantage of being watertight. The addition of waterproofing compound in and around the foil/braid insures continuous reliable service should the jacket be inadvertently damaged during installation or in the future.
• LMR®- FR is a non-halogen (non-toxic), low smoke, fire retardant cable designed for in-building runs that can be routed anywhere except air handling plenums. LMR-FR is UL/NEC & CSA rated‘CMR’ and ‘FT4’ respectively, meets FAA FAR25 requirements and is MSHA-P for mining applications.

• LMR®- FR-PVC is a general-purpose indoor cable and has a UL/NEC & CSA rating of ‘CMR’ and ‘FT4’ respectively. It is less expensive than LMR-FR, however it emits toxic fumes (HCL) and greater smoke density when burned.
• LMR®- PVC is designed for low loss general-purpose applications and is somewhat more flexible than the standard polyethylene jacketed LMR.
• LMR®- PVC-W is a white-jacketed version of LMRPVC for marine and other applications where color compatibility is desired.
• Flexibility and bendability are hallmarks of the LMR- 600 cable design. The flexible outer conductor enables the tightest bend radius available for any cable of similar size and performance.
• Low Loss is another hallmark feature of LMR-600.Size for size LMR has the lowest loss of any flexible cable and comparable loss to semirigid hard-line cables.

• RF Shielding is 50 dB greater than typical single shielded coax (40 dB). The multi-ply bonded foil outer conductor is rated conservatively at > 90 dB (i.e. >180 dB between two adjacent cables).
• Weatherability: LMR-600 cables designed for outdoor exposure incorporate the best materials for UV resistance and have life expectancy in excess of 20 years.
• Connectors: A wide variety of connectors are available for LMR-600 cable, including all common interface types, reverse polarity, and a choice of solder or non-solder center pins. Most LMR connectors employ crimp outer attachment using standard hex crimp sizes.
• Cable Assemblies: All LMR-600 cable types are available as pre-terminated cable assemblies. Refer to the section on FlexTech for further details.

Part Description Stock
Part Number Application Jacket Color Code
LMR-600 Outdoor PE Black 54003
LMR-600-DB Outdoor/Watertight PE Black 54093
LMR-600-FR Indoor/Outdoor Riser CMR FRPE Black 54032
LMR-600-FR-PVC Indoor/Outdoor Riser CMR FRPVC Black 54074
LMR-600-PVC General Purpose PVC Black 54219
LMR-600-PVC-W General Purpose PVC White 54206
Construction Specifications
Description Material In. (mm)
Inner Conductor Solid BCCAl 0.176 (4.47)
Dielectric Foam PE 0.455 (11.56)
Outer Conductor Aluminum Tape 0.461 (11.71)
Overall Braid Tinned Copper 0.490 (12.45)
Jacket (see table above) 0.590 (14.99)

 

Mechanical Specifications
Performance Property Units US (metric)
Bend Radius: installation in. (mm) 1.50 (38.1)
Bend Radius: repeated in. (mm) 6.0 (152.4)
Bending Moment ft-lb (N-m) 2.75 (3.73)
Weight lb/ft (kg/m) 0.131 (0.20)
Tensile Strength lb (kg) 350 158.9)
Flat Plate Crush lb/in. (kg/mm) 60 (1.07)
En vironmental Specifications
Performance Property oF oC
Installation Temperature Range -40/+185 -40/+85
Storage Temperature Range -94/+185 -70/+85
Operating Temperature Range -40/+185 -40/+85

 

Electrical Specifications
Performance Property Units US (metric)
Velocity of Propagation % 87  
Dielectric Constant NA 1.32  
Time Delay nS/ft (nS/m) 1.17 (3.83)
Impedance ohms 50  
Capacitance pF/ft (pF/m) 23.4 (76.6)
Inductance uH/ft (uH/m) 0.058 (0.19)
Shielding Effectiveness dB >90  
DC Resistance
Inner Conductor ohms/1000ft (/km) 0.53 (1.7)
Outer Conductor ohms/1000ft (/km) 1.2 (3.9)
Voltage Withstand Volts DC 4000  
Jacket Spark Volts RMS 8000  
Peak Power kW 40  

 

Attenuation vs. Frequency (typical)
Frequency (MHz) 30 50 150 220 450 900 1500 1800 2000 2500 5800
Attenuation dB/100 ft 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.5 3.3 3.7 3.9 4.4 7.3
Attenuation dB/100 m 1.4 1.8 3.2 3.9 5.6 8.2 10.9 12.1 12.8 14.5 23.8
Avg. Power kW 5.51 4.24 2.41 1.97 1.35 0.93 0.70 0.63 0.59 0.52 0.32