ANSI/SCTE 156 2023

Specification for Mainline Plug (Male) to Cable Interface

Executive Summary

This specification applies to the Mainline Plug (Male) Connector to Cable Interface used for distribution of RF and AC power used for broadband devices, such as mainline taps / passives, power inserters and active that are used in the 75 ohm RF broadband communications industry.


The primary purpose of this specification is to assure acceptable electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of the cable and connector interface. The scope of this standard will be directed to acceptable performance of impedance, galvanic action, loop resistance, cable retention, intermodulation distortion, signal response, RF shielding, and watertight seals. This specification in no way should limit or restrict any manufacturers from innovative designs and product improvements.