About RG-316 Cable

RG-316 is a simple, low cost coaxial cable. With a 2.50 mm outer diameter, RG-316 established itself as an economic replacement for RG-174. However with the ever increasing demand for spectrum the cable's frequency limit of 3 GHz rendered it unusable for many modern RF applications such as 802.11ac WiFi, 4G LTE-A Pro, and 5G.

Most technology developers have replaced RG-316 with L-100 coaxial cable.

RG-316 coaxial cable
RF Performance
Operating Freq. Range 0 to 3.0 GHz Input Impedance
50 Ω
Velocity of Propagation
96.45 pF/m
Shielding Effectiveness
> 40 dB
Max. Operating Voltage
1.20 KVrms
Power Handling @ 1 GHz No Data
Physical Characteristics
Min. Bend Radius (Static)
13.00 mm
Weight No Data
Min. Bend Radius (Dynamic) No Data Operating Temperature -55 to 200 °C
LayerMaterialOuter Diameter
Inner Conductor
Silver Plated Copper Clad Steel (SCCS)
7x 0.175 mm
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE / Teflon)
1.520 mm
Outer Conductor
Silver Plated Copper Braid
1.950 mm
Outer Jacket
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
2.500 mm