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1340A - FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA, (8 pr) 18 AWG (7x26) TC + Grd, FRPO/PVC, IS/OS, TC-ER

1340A-FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA

Eight 18 AWG pairs stranded (7x26) tinned copper conductors plus ground wire, flame retardant polyolefin insulation, individual plus overall Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage), oil- and UV-resistant PVC jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

ElementAWGStrandingMaterialNo. of ConductorsNo. of Pairs
187x26TC - Tinned Copper18
Ground Wire187x26TC - Tinned Copper
Conductor Count: 17
AWG Size: 18
MaterialMaterial Trade Name
PVC - Polyvinyl ChlorideFRPO - Flame Retardant Polyolefin
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Color Chart
1Blue and Orange and Numbered 1
2Blue and Orange and Numbered 2
3Blue and Orange and Numbered 3
4Blue and Orange and Numbered 4
5Blue and Orange and Numbered 5
6Blue and Orange and Numbered 6
7Blue and Orange and Numbered 7
8Blue and Orange and Numbered 8
9Green/Yellow (Ground)
Inner Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %187x26 mm
TC - Tinned Copper
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper207x28 mm
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.81 in

Construction and Dimensions

Lay Length
Y mm

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Individual Pair Nominal Shield DCRNominal Conductor DCR
7.5 Ohm/1000ft5.86 Ohm/1000ft
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Capacitance Conductor to Other Conductor to ShieldNom.Mutual Capacitance
1.2 pF/ft45 pF/ft24 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.22 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Nom. Insertion Loss
0.08 dB/100ft
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)
0.031 MHz0.091 dB/100ft100 Ohm
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Per Conductor5.2 Amps
UL Voltage Rating
600V RMS
Electrical Characteristics Notes: Max. Propagation Delay Change From 7.812 kHz to 39.06 kHz: 518 pS/ft
Other Electrical Characteristic 2: 31.25 kBits/sec

Temperature Range

UL Temp Rating: 75°C
Operating Temp Range: -30°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Oil Resistance: Yes
UV Resistance: Yes
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 381 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 8.1 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: TC-ER

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-01-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Oil Resistance: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #ColorFootnote
1340A 0035000ORANGEC
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.
Date: 2004-01-01
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