The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 61196-1-206:2017 PRV. This includes “Coaxial communication cables – Part 1-206: Environmental test methods – Climatic sequence.” This standard is now available on the IEC webstore.
Description: “IEC 61196-1-206:2017 PRV specifies the method of test to determine the stability of transmission performance of a finished RF coaxial cable when subjected to a set of temperatures, temperature changes, and humidity stresses that would accelerate exposures observed in storage and transportation. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
It utilizes the test method of IEC 60068-2-61: Environmental Testing – Part 2-61: Test methods – Test Z/ABDM: Climatic sequence, which replaces the thermal cycle test.”