Cold weather ENG cable

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Cold weather ENG cable

Post by eng r us » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:12 pm

The end of March probably isn't the best time of year to ask this question, but...

I'm in the market for an ENG truck coax which will support 720p over 200-250 feet, and still be flexible at temperatures +10 or colder.

I've used Belden 7502A, which is flexible enough when it's cold, but the performance signal-wise just isn't there.

Any suggestions from the group?

Bill

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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by jammerdave » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:36 pm

You might look at 1505A. That's what all our spools had in the multicable snake. Seemed to do very well for us, but it really doesn' get much colder that 25-30 around here very often.

http://www.belden.com/techdatas/metric/1505A.pdf

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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by eng r us » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:51 pm

We use a lot of 1505A in house, but I'd prefer something with a flexible core in cold weather. I've used it in the field in a pinch, and have no problems in warm weather.

The search continues...

Bill

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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by NECRAT » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:36 pm

Instead of 1505A, look for 1505F. 1505F is the flexible version of 1505A.

We use it, and 1694F on our truck spools with excellent cold weather results.
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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by eng r us » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:01 pm

I'll look into it. Thanks.

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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by grich » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:19 pm

NECRAT wrote:Instead of 1505A, look for 1505F. 1505F is the flexible version of 1505A.

We use it, and 1694F on our truck spools with excellent cold weather results.
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Re: Cold weather ENG cable

Post by PID_Stop » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:28 pm

Here in Syracuse, where it generally gets cold and snowy for about a third of the year, we use Belden 1694F cable and terminate it with Canare BCP-B45HW BNC plugs and Canare CB05 boots. The boots help prevent the cable from breaking out of the ferrule or bending too sharply, and also help keep the body of the plug from snagging stuff if it's pulled along the ground.

According to the Belden chart on my wall, 1694F is good for 286 feet at 720p rates; 1505F is good for up to 225 feet.

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