Coaxial Cable Abbreviation Key



Solid or stranded; conductor diameter is included.

  • BC – Bare Copper
  • TC – Tinned Copper
  • SPC- Silver Plated Copper
  • CCS – Copper Covered Steel


Foamed or solid, and engineered for desired impedance. Dielectric diameter included for connector compatibility.

  • PE – Polyethylene
  • FEP – Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
  • FPE – Foamed Polyethylene
  • FF – Fluorofoam
  • AS-PE – Air Spaced Polyethylene
  • AS-FEP – Air Spaced Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene


Foil and copper shields are utilized. Dependant shield effectiveness and signal loss requirements. Copper shields can be braided or served. Foil shields provide 100% coverage. Braided or served shields coverage percentage is designated in each individual coaxial specification.

  • AM Foil – Aluminum Mylar Polyester Tape
  • BCSS – Bare Copper Served Shield
  • BCBS – Bare Copper Braid Shield
  • TCSS – Tinned Copper Served Shield
  • TCBS – Tinned Copper Braid Shield
  • SPCSS – Silver Plated Copper Served Shield
  • SPCBS – Silver Plated Copper Braid Shield


Jacket material selection is dependent on the cable application and safety rating.

  • FR-PVC – Flame Retardant PVC – Riser and General Purpose rated
  • TPE – Thermo Plastic Elastomer – Highly Flexible
  • PU – Polyurethane – High Flexibility, Chemical and Abrasion Qualities
  • PE – Polyethylene for Outdoor and Direct Burial Applications
  • FEP – Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene- Plenum Rated 200 Degrees C
  • HALAR – ECTFE – Plenum Rated 150 Degrees C
  • KYNAR – PVDF – Plenum Rated 125-150 Degrees C
  • PlenAlloy – Plenum Rated PVC – 75 Degrees C

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