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1304A - CatSnake, Tactical CAT5E, #24-4pr, Bonded-Pairs

CatSnake® Tactical CAT5E, 4-24 AWG bonded-pairs, stranded bare copper conductors, polyolefin insulation, PVC jacket with sequential marking at two foot intervals

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Field Deployable Cat 5e Patch, CobraNet, eSnake, Ethersound, Digital Audio Over Ethernet, POE, POE+

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
247x32BC - Bare Copper0.024 in4
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
MaterialNominal Diameter
Polyolefin0.041 in
Bonded-Pair: N/A
Color Chart
1White/Blue Stripe & Blue
2White/Orange Stripe & Orange
3White/Green Stripe & Green
4White/Brown Stripe & Brown
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.250 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR UnbalanceNominal Conductor DCR
25 Ohm/1000ft3 %25 Ohm/1000ft
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
66 pF/ft15 pF/ft
Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]Typical Delay Skew
510 ns/100m25 ns/100m70 %15 ns/ft
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Min. NEXT [dB]Min. PSNEXT [dB]Min. ACR [dB]Min. PSACR [dB]Min. ACRF (ELFEXT) [dB]Min. PSACRF (PSELFEXT) [dB]Min. RL (Return Loss) [dB]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)Max./Min. Fitted Impedance
1 MHz2.0 dB/100m65.3 dB65.3 dB63.3 dB62.9 dB63.8 dB60.8 dB20.0 dB100 +/- 12105 +/- 10
4 MHz4.1 dB/100m56.3 dB56.3 dB52.2 dB51.5 dB51.8 dB48.8 dB23.0 dB100 +/- 12100 +/- 10
8 MHz5.8 dB/100m51.8 dB51.8 dB46.0 dB45.0 dB45.7 dB42.7 dB24.5 dB100 +/- 12100 +/- 10
10 MHz6.5 dB/100m50.3 dB50.3 dB43.8 dB42.6 dB43.8 dB40.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 12100 +/- 10
16 MHz8.2 dB/100m47.2 dB47.2 dB39.0 dB37.5 dB39.7 dB36.7 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 12100 +/- 10
20 MHz9.3 dB/100m45.8 dB45.8 dB36.5 dB34.8 dB37.8 dB34.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 12100 +/- 10
25 MHz10.4 dB/100m44.3 dB44.3 dB33.9 dB31.9 dB35.8 dB32.8 dB24.3 dB100 +/- 15100 +/- 10
31.25 MHz11.7 dB/100m42.9 dB41.9 dB31.2 dB29.0 dB33.9 dB30.9 dB23.6 dB100 +/- 15100 +/- 10
62.5 MHz17.0 dB/100m38.4 dB38.4 dB21.4 dB18.3 dB27.9 dB24.9 dB21.5 dB100 +/- 15100 +/- 10
100 MHz22.0 dB/100m35.3 dB35.3 dB13.3 dB9.2 dB23.8 dB20.8 dB20.1 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
155 MHz28.1 dB/100m32.4 dB32.4 dB4.4 dB0.0 dB20.0 dB17.0 dB18.8 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
200 MHz32.4 dB/100m30.8 dB30.8 dB9.2 dB17.8 dB14.8 dB18.0 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
250 MHz44.2 dB/100m29.3 dB29.3 dB0 dB15.8 dB12.8 dB17.3 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
310 MHz50.1 dB/100m27.9 dB27.9 dB14.0 dB11.0 dB16.7 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
350 MHz53.8 dB/100m27.1 dB27.1 dB12.9 dB9.9 dB16.3 dB100 +/- 18100 +/- 10
300 MHz48.6 dB/100m28.2 dB28.2 dB12.9 dB9.9 dB18 dB100 ± 22 Ohm100 ± 10 Ohm
310 MHz49.5 dB/100m27.9 dB27.9 dB18 dB
350 MHz53.2 dB/100m27.2 dB27.2 dB17 dB
UL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: -0⁰ To 60⁰C
Non-UL Temp Rating: +75°C
Storage Temp Range: -30°C To +75°C
Operating Temp Range: -30°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Cold Bend Test: -30°C Compliance per UL 1581
Bulk Cable Weight: 26 lbs
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 40 lbs
Min Bend Radius During Installation: 2.5 in
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 1.0 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: N/A
ISO/IEC Compliance: 11801 Category 5e Patch
Data Category: Category 5e
ANSI Compliance: S-90-661-2012 Category 5e Patch, ANSI/NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5e Patch
Telecommunications Standards: TIA/EIA-568-B.2
IEEE Specification: IEEE 802.3bt Type 1, Type 2, Type 3
Other Specification: NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5, ICEA 661, Category 5e Patch, TIA/EI-568-B.2, Category 5e
Other Standards: NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5e Patch, ANSI/ICEA 661 Individually Unshielded Twisted Pair Indoor Cable

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor/Outdoor
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2003/96/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: No
EU REACH SVHC Compliance (yyyy-mm-dd): 2017-07-10
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2006-02-20
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: No
Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Non-Halogenated: No
Suitability - Oil Resistance: No
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: No

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

ISO/IEC Flammability: 60332-1
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): N

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
1304A B59500Black, MatteReel500 ft612825111115
1304A B591000Black, MatteReel1,000 ft612825111108

Product Notes

Notes: Electrical values are expected performance based on cable testing and representative performance within a typical Belden system. EtherNet/IP is a Trademark of ControlNet Internation, Ltd. Under License by Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, Inc. Operating Temperatures Are Subject to Length De-rating.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.332 Revision Date: 04-28-2020
Date: 2006-02-20
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