Flexible Coaxial Cables

Introducing Re-Flex™ – The Hand-Formable Coax Solution

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IW Insulated Wire presents Re-Flex™, our premier brand of flexible coaxial cables, designed to provide improved electrical and mechanical performance over traditional hand-formable designs.

Re-Flex™ flexible coaxial cables are the premier choice for projects demanding high durability, versatility, and exceptional performance in challenging conditions. We invite you to explore the Re-Flex™ range to find the perfect coaxial cable solution tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring optimal results for your applications.

Re-Flex™ Product Series

The Re-Flex™ series is available in diameters of RF085, RF141, RF250, and RF325, each benefiting from a unique lamination process and robust double shield construction. These cables feature a solder-free tin/alloy plated outer braid, ensuring resilience against micro-fractures through repeated flexing, thus eliminating common manufacturability issues found in similar RG cables.

Versatile Connectivity and Applications

Re-Flex™ cables support a vast array of connector types and styles, such as SMA, TNC, N, SMP, SMPM, and more, delivering exceptional performance up to 60GHz. Specifically, the RF250 series is designed for high-power applications, offering compatibility with a wide selection of connectors to meet diverse project requirements.

Re-Flex™ Assemblies and FEP™ Jacket Option

Re-Flex™ assemblies are designed to seamlessly replace semi-rigid or conformable cable types, featuring an FEP™ jacket as a standard option to enhance versatility across applications. For ease of selection, cable part numbers include TPRFEP085, TPRFEP141, and TPRFEP250, catering to a broad spectrum of design needs.

Re-Flex™ Starter Kits

To accommodate both seasoned users and newcomers, IW Insulated Wire presents the Re-Flex™ Starter Kits. Available options are CT-1879, CT-1880, and CT-1881, each providing a range of assembly lengths to facilitate prototype system builds. These kits underscore the adaptability and user-friendly nature of Re-Flex™, promoting efficient signal path and layout changes without the drawbacks of traditional coaxial solutions.

To provide improved electrical and mechanical performance over traditional hand-formable designs, Insulated Wire presents Re-Flex™.
Available in 0.085”, 0.141”, 0.235” and 0.325” diameters (identified as RF085, RF141, RF250 and RF325), IW’s RF cable series offers the advantages of the same lamination process used on our Low Loss products. Combined with the same double shield construction plus a solder-free tin/alloy plated outer braid, the Re-Flex™ design provides a re-formable cable that will not develop micro-fractures with repeated flexing, eliminating manufacturability issues associated with conformable style RG cables.
Both RF085 and RF141 are industry standard line sizes, consequently a wide range of connector types and
styles can be used with these cables, including: SMA, TNC, N, SMP, SMPM, 2.92mm/K™, 2.4mm and 1.85mm/
V™, with performance up to 60GHz. RF250 is commonly used for higher power applications with SMA, TNC, N,
SC and HN connectors available.
Re-Flex™ assemblies can be employed wherever a semi-rigid or conformable cable type is currently used, and
with FEP™ jacket available as a standard option, Re-Flex™ provides greater versatility. Cable part numbers are
TPRFEP085, TPRFEP141 and TPRFEP250.

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For customers who know the advantages of Re-Flex™ over traditional hand-formable and semi-rigid, and to make cable selection easier for those new to our product, IW is pleased to announce our new range of Re-Flex™ Starter Kits!

Three kits are currently available:
CT-1879 (SPSD-TPRF085-XXX-SPSD) direct solder SMA male/male using TPRF085 (RG405 line size)
CT-1880 (SPSD-TPRF141-XXX-SPSD) direct solder SMA male/male using TPRF141 (RG402 line size)
CT-1881 (SPSH-TPRF141-XXX-SPSH) shell style SMA male/male using TPRF141 (RG402 line size)

Each kit comprises seven different assembly lengths 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 8”, 9” and 12”, 5 pcs of each, providing the design engineer with a convenient aid for performing cable routing in prototype system builds – the ability to continually re-form Re-Flex™ without the need for custom tooling to shape the cable, and the elimination of debris caused by micro fracturing is a key feature of the Re-Flex™ cable design, and enables the designer to make signal path/layout changes without having to throw product away after using it once.

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FAQ for Re-Flex™ Flexible Coaxial Cables

What makes Re-Flex™ cables different from traditional hand-formable coaxial cables?

Re-Flex™ cables are designed with an innovative lamination process and double shield construction, plus a solder-free tin/alloy plated outer braid. This unique design allows the cables to be re-formed without developing micro-fractures, offering superior electrical and mechanical performance compared to traditional hand-formable coaxial cables.

Can Re-Flex™ cables be used with standard connectors?

Yes, Re-Flex™ cables are compatible with a wide range of connector types and styles, including SMA, TNC, N, SMP, SMPM, 2.92mm/K™, 2.4mm, and 1.85mm/V™, supporting performance up to 60GHz for RF085 and RF141. RF250 is designed for higher power applications with SMA, TNC, N, SC, and HN connectors available.

Are there any kits available for Re-Flex™ cables?

Yes, IW Insulated Wire offers Re-Flex™ Starter Kits, designed to make cable selection easier for those familiar with and new to our product. These kits provide a range of assembly lengths and are perfect for design engineers looking for a convenient aid in cable routing for prototype systems.

In what diameters are Re-Flex™ coaxial cables available?

Re-Flex™ coaxial cables are available in diameters of 0.085”, 0.141”, 0.235”, and 0.325”, identified as RF085, RF141, RF250, and RF325, respectively, catering to a wide range of application requirements.

What applications are Re-Flex™ cables suitable for?

Re-Flex™ assemblies are ideal wherever a semi-rigid or conformable cable type is traditionally used. With the standard option of an FEP™ jacket, Re-Flex™ cables provide greater versatility, suitable for a variety of applications including prototype system builds, high-frequency applications up to 60GHz, and high-power applications.

How does the Re-Flex™ design benefit prototype system builds?

The Re-Flex™ cable design allows for continuous re-forming without the need for custom tooling or the risk of debris caused by micro-fracturing. This key feature enables designers to make signal path/layout changes efficiently, preserving the integrity and performance of the cable over multiple adjustments.