Allied Encyclopedia: M17/176-00002

What is M17/176-00002 Wire?

M17 is the military standard for coaxial cables which are used to maximize performance in difficult situations that the military might encounter. M17/176-00002 is a variation of M17 coaxial cable called twinax cable. Twinax is similar to coaxial cable, however it has two inner conductors instead of one. This cable is used for high frequency signal transmission.

M17/176-00002 Construction

As stated above, M17/176-00002 is a variation of coaxial cable that is a twinax cable. Its 2 inner conductors are 24 AWG, each 19/.005 silver coated copper alloy. This cable has two solid Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) dielectric cores. These cores are twisted together and filled with two PTFE rod fillers. The outer conductor is a single braid of 38 AWG, silver-coated, high strength alloy. The inner braid has 95.4% coverage and the outer braid has 94.6% coverage. M17/176-00002 has a Perflouroalkoxy (PFA) type XIII jacket with an overall diameter of 0.129 inches.

M17/176-00002 Cable Ratings

  • Temperature Range: -55°C to +200 C
  • Max Operating Voltage (vms): 1,000
  • Impedance (ohms): 77 +/-7
  • Capacitance (pF/ft): 19.0
  • M17 Test Frequency: 10 MHz UnSwept
  • Comments: Use up to 10 MHz maximum

M17/176-00002 Wire

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Allied Encyclopedia: “Cheap M17” vs. QPL Approved M17 Cable

Allied EncyclopediaIt happens time and time again: certain wire and cable companies offer a product at a rate far below their competitors to win business, and purchasers believe they have found a great deal and done their budgets a huge favor. Unfortunately, to get these prices, you sacrifice a lot more than you would believe.

M17 cable is one product that is often wrapped up in these issues. When a company is able to offer M17 cable with extremely low pricing, they are most likely importing it from Chinese manufacturers, rather than buying products that are made in the US.

Quality is a major concern. Oftentimes, imported M17 is “knockoff” material that is not constructed to genuine M17 mil spec standards.

It is important to take note of any materials used in “Cheap M17” that do not match the call-outs for QPL approved M17 cables. For example, certain knockoff products may feature FEP dielectric, where the mil spec approved cables would feature PTFE. In this case, the PTFE provides superior electrical performance, which would be compromised in the commercial version. Read more of this post

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