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1696A - Audio Cable, #22-2c, TC, O/A Foil, CM

Digital Audio Cable, 1 Pair 22 AWG stranded tinned copper with Datalene® insulation, fillers, Beldfoil® shield +90% tinned copper braid, drain, PVC jacket

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

ElementAWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
Pair(s)227x30TC - Tinned Copper0.03 in1
Conductor Count: 2
Total Number of Pairs: 1
ElementMaterialMaterial Trade NameNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
Pair(s)PE - Polyethylene (Foam)Datalene®0.082 in0.026 in
Color Chart
1Light Blue & White
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
Tape1Alum / PolyBeldfoil® (Z-Fold®)100 %TC - Tinned Copper0.024 in247x32
Braid2TC - Tinned Copper90 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.235 in0.025 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Conductor DCR Conductor ResistanceNominal Outer Shield DCR
17.8 Ohm/1000ft17.8 Ohm/1000ft5.89 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to ConductorNom. Capacitance Conductor to Other Conductor to Shield
13 pF/ft26 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.18 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
110 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
0.384 MHz0.58 dB/100ft
0.7056 MHz0.69 dB/100ft
0.768 MHz0.7 dB/100ft
1.024 MHz0.76 dB/100ft
1.4112 MHz0.82 dB/100ft
1.536 MHz0.84 dB/100ft
2.048 MHz0.88 dB/100ft
2.8224 MHz0.93 dB/100ft
3.072 MHz0.95 dB/100ft
4.096 MHz1.09 dB/100ft
5.6448 MHz1.32 dB/100ft
6.144 MHz1.37 dB/100ft
8.192 MHz1.48 dB/100ft
11.2896 MHz1.74 dB/100ft
12.288 MHz1.77 dB/100ft
24.576 MHz2.41 dB/100ft
Nominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
1.3 ns/ft76 %
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]
0.384 MHz
0.7056 MHz
0.768 MHz
1.024 MHz
1.4112 MHz
1.536 MHz
2.048 MHz
2.8224 MHz
3.072 MHz
4.096 MHz
5.6448 MHz
6.144 MHz
8.192 MHz
11.2896 MHz
12.288 MHz
24.576 MHz
Max. Recommended Current [A]
3.8 Amps per conductor @ 25°C
Non-UL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 60°C
Operating Temp Range: -30°C To +60°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 30 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 56 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.5 in


CPR Euroclass: Eca
Other Specification: AES/EBU

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor (Not Riser or Plenum)
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): 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
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

ISO/IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1-2


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
1696A B59250Black, MatteReel250 ft612825121329
1696A B59500Black, MatteReel500 ft612825121336
1696A B591000Black, MatteReel1,000 ft612825121312
1696A B59U1000Black, MatteReel1,000 ft612825121305
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.262 Revision Date: 05-11-2020
Date: 2004-01-01
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