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General Specifications
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   Bulk Cable       Bulk cables are sold by the foot or in reels. 
   Cable Assembly       Cable assemblies are collections of wires or cables banded into a single unit with connectors on at least one end. 
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   CCTV / CATV       Cables are used for closed circuit television (CCTV) or community antenna television (CATV), an abbreviation that is often used to mean cable TV. 
   Coaxial       Coaxial cable consists of two cylindrical conductors with a common axis. These two conductors are separated by a dielectric. The outer conductor, normally at ground-potential, acts as a return path for current flowing through the center conductor and prevents energy radiation from the cable. The outer conductor, or shield, is also used to prevent external radiation from affecting the current flowing in the inner conductor. The outer shield or conductor consists of woven strands of wire, or is a metal sheath. 
   Multi-Signal/Composite       Cables are used for multi-signal applications. 
   Tray Cable       Power limited tray cables (PLTC) are used in power-limited circuits such those used in alarms, computer interconnects, office equipment, and cash registers. 
   RG6/11       RG6/11 is an inexpensive, quarter-inch diameter unbalanced coaxial cable consisting of a central metallic core surrounded by a layer of insulating material. This insulating (dielectric) material may be a solid material or air-spaced. The entire assembly is covered with a metallic sleeve and protected by an outer layer of non-conducting material (cable jacket). RG6 is typically used in cable TV or satellite applications. RG11 is the cable type used with thicknet (thick Ethernet) cabling. 
   Other       Other, unlisted or proprietary cable types. 
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Cable Construction
   Cable Shielding:      A metallic layer placed around an insulated conductor or group of conductors to prevent electrostatic or electromagnetic interference between the enclosed wires and external fields.
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   No Shielding       No shielding. 
   Braid       Woven, bare, metallic, or tinned copper wire is used as shielding for wires and cables, as well as ground wire equipment. Braids include woven, fibrous, protective outer coverings over conductors or cables. 
   Drain Wire / Copper Wire       Drain wire is an uninsulated cable wire that is laid over the component or components and used as a ground connection. 
   Foil / Copper Tape       Thin foil or copper foil is used as shielding for wires and cables. 
   Foil Braid       Braided foil is used as a shielding for wires and cables. 
   Other       Other unlisted or specialized shielding types. 
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   Cable Insulation:      Insulation materials have a high resistance to the flow of electric current in order to prevent the leakage of current from a conductor.
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   Ethylene Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM)       Ethylene propylene diene elastomer (EPDM) is a chemically cross-linked elastomer with excellent flexibility at both high and low temperatures (- 55° C to 150° C). 
   Mica Tape       Mica tape has a very high temperature rating. 
   Neoprene       Neoprene is a synthetic rubber with good resistance to oil, chemicals, and flames. Neoprene is also called polychloroprene. 
   Polyethylene (PE)       Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties and a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies. It is stiff to very hard and provides excellent moisture resistance. 
   Polypropylene       Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material similar to polyethylene, but somewhat stiffer and with a higher softening point (temperature). 
   Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)       Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a general-purpose thermoplastic used for wire and cable insulation. PVC offers high flexibility and is often used in no plenum wire insulation and cable jackets. Modified PVC may be found in the jacketing of some plenum-rated cables. 
   Silicon Rubber       Silicon rubber has excellent flexibility at low temperatures; however, it has poor mechanical toughness and fluid resistance. 
   Teflon®       Teflon®, a registered trademark of the DuPont Company, is used widely in wire and cable jacketing. It is inert to most chemicals and extremely slippery. 
   Tefzel®       Tefzel® is a fluorocopolymer thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and toughness. Tefzel is a registered trademark of the DuPont company. 
   Other       Other, unlisted or proprietary insulation types. 
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Conductor Size
   North American (AWG)       American wire gauge (AWG) is a U.S. standard for non-ferrous wire conductor sizes. Non-ferrous materials include copper and aluminum. The term "gauge" refers to the wire's diameter. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire. Thicker wires carry more current because it has less electrical resistance over a given length. Typical household wiring is AWG 12 or 14. Telephone wire is usually AWG 22, 24, or 26.  
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   AWG 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 or Larger?       AWG 2/0, 3/0, and 4/0 are also referred to as 00, 000 and 0000, respectively. Sizes larger than 4/0 are measured in circular mils (CM) or thousand circular mils (MCM). 
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   International (mm2)       Outside of North America, wire conductor sizes are measured in square millimeters (mm2). 
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Cable  Performance
   Number of Conductors       The number of insulated conductors in the cable. 
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   Impedance       The characteristic impedance of a uniform line is the ratio of an applied potential difference to the resultant current at the point where the potential difference is applied, when the line is of infinite length. Note that the term impedance is applied only to a uniform line, of which coaxial cable is an example. There are three main impedance groups in coaxial cable: 50, 70, and 93 ohms. 
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   Operating Temperature       This is the rated temperature for the cable. 
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Connector Configuration
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   BNC       BNC connectors are very secure bayonet-style locking connectors that are used in broadcasting gear for both video and radio signals. It is also common on professional test equipment. In consumer audio/video, BNC connectors are used mostly in high-def. set-top receivers and high-end video monitors, often as RGB or component video inputs.  This connector is used on older monitors, frame buffers, and accelerators. Many third party monitors also have this connector. 
   Centronics® 36       Centronics®36 is used for standard parallel Centronics printers. It is similar to the Centronics 50, but not as wide. Centronics is a registered trademark of the Centronics Corporation. 
   Centronics® 50       Centronics® 50 was once quite common on third-party peripherals. 
   High Density 15       High Density 15 is a standard connector for monitors and video cards. 
   Telco 50       Telco 50 connectors have 50-pins. 
   USB Type A       USB Type A connectors has a flat, rectangular interface. They provide 5 VDC power on one of the pins and are designed for connections with host controllers and hubs. USB cables with Type A adapters on both ends are not designed for direct connections between computers, or between a PC and a USB hub. Rather, A-A cables should be used to connect USB devices with an A-style female port to a PC or another USB device. 
   USB Type B       USB Type B connectors are square-like in shape and have two slightly beveled corners. They are designed for use with peripheral devices. 
   USB Mini-A       USB Mini-A connectors are miniaturized Type A connectors that are 3 mm x 7 mm in size. They are used with small devices such as cell phones and digital cameras. 
   USB Mini-B       USB Mini-B connectors are miniaturized Type B connectors that are 3 mm x 7 mm in size. They are available in 4-pin and 5-pin versions. The USB On-The-Go standard specifies the use of 5-pin USB Mini-B connectors to allow peripheral devices to communicate with a host controller. The 4-pin is unofficial, but used with many digital cameras. 
   USB Micro-A       USB Micro-A connectors are white, 5-pin devices. They are used mainly with newer mobile devices. Micro-A connectors are smaller than Micro-B connectors, but still support high-speed data transfers of 480 Mbit/s and USB On-The-Go technology. 
   USB Micro-B       USB Micro-B connectors are black, 5-pin devices. They are larger than Micro-A connectors, but offer the same data transfer capabilities.   
   HSSDC       High-speed serial data connection (HSSDC) cable connectors are designed to facilitate gigabit-per-second (Gbps) data transmissions. 
   HDMI       High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is a standard digital audio/video interface protocol. 
   Other       Other unlisted connector types and/or pin configurations. 
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Standards
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   RoHS       Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union (EU) directive that requires all manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment sold in Europe to demonstrate that their products contain only minimal levels of the following hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated diphenyl ether. RoHS will become effective on July 1, 2006. 
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CSA Mark
 
     Products that bear a CSA Mark have been tested by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and meet applicable standards for safety and/or performance. These standards are written and administered by organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and CSA International. CSA Marks may appear alone or with indicators. CSA Marks that appear alone are used with products certified primarily for the Canadian market, to the applicable Canadian standards. CSA Marks that appear with the indicators “C” and “US” or “NRTL/C” is used with products certified for both the U.S. and Canadian markets, to the applicable U.S. and Canadian standards. 
   CE Marking
CE Conformity Mark
 
     CE Marking indicates that a product complies with the essential requirements of relevant European Union (EU) directives that uphold national standards for health, safety, and environmental protection. CE Marking is required in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), an organization that consists of the twenty five member states of the EU and the three members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). CE Marking refers to the safety of a product. It is not a quality standard. 
   UL Recognized Component Mark (US and Canadian)       UL Recognized Component Marks are used only on component parts that are part of a larger product or system. These components may have restrictions on their performance or may be incomplete in construction. Products intended for Canada carry the Recognized Component Mark "C." 
   VDE       Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), the Association of German Electrical Engineers, is a non-profit testing institute that publishes standards and certifies electrical and electronic components. The VDE Mark indicates conformity with VDE, European Union (EU), and internationally harmonized standards. It confirms compliance with the protective requirements of the applicable EU directives. 
   ISO       The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards organizations from over 100 countries. ISO's mission is to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to foster cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, technological, and economic activity. ISO certifications include ISO 7779, ISO 9000, ISO 9001:1987, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 14000 and ISO 17025. ISO 7779 is concerned with acoustics, telecommunications equipment, and the measurement of airborne noise emitted by information technology (IT) equipment. ISO 9001:2000 establishes requirements for company quality management systems. ISO 13485 is concerned with medical devices, quality management systems and requirements for regulatory purposes.  ISO 14000 establishes requirements for environmental management policies that minimize a company’s harmful effects on the environment. ISO 17025 outlines the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. 
   IEC       The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global, non-profit organization that develops and maintains voluntary quality, safety, and performance standards for electrical materials, products, and systems The IEC also publishes standards for the electronics and telecommunications industries. The IEC’s membership consists of the electrotechnical standards organizations from each of its 51 member nations. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) represents the United States. 
   MIL-SPEC       Suppliers comply with military specifications (MIL-SPEC) or military standards (MIL-STD). 
   FCC       Under rules and regulations, Title 47, Part 15 Subpart B, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all commercial electronic devices (unintentional radio-frequency radiators) destined for sale in the United States that have clocks / oscillators that operate at a frequency greater than 9 kHz and that use digital techniques. This includes most products that employ microprocessors, as well as RF devices. 
   Other       Other unlisted standards. 
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