ANSI/SCTE 156 2019

Specification for Mainline Plug (Male) to Cable Interface

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.

  1. This specification applies to the interface between ANSI/SCTE 92, Specification for 5/8 – 24 Plug (Male), Trunk and Distribution Connectors and 75-ohm coaxial aluminum hardline cable manufactured to ANSI/SCTE 15 and ANSI/SCTE 100.
  2. 75-ohm coaxial cables and connectors are used to transport radio frequency (RF) signals and AC power between active and passive equipment.
  3. Unless otherwise specified, all requirements in this document shall meet the performance requirements stated herein after thermal conditioning from -40 °C to 60 °C.
  4. This document includes requirements for DOCSIS 3.1 operation.