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1850F - Audio Snake Cable, #24-16pr, TC, Indiv. Shielded, CMG

1850F-Audio Snake Cable, #24-16pr,

Digital Audio Snake Cable, CMG-Rated, 16-24 AWG tinned copper pairs, Datalene® insulation, individually shielded with Beldfoil, numbered/color-coded PVC jackets, flexible PVC jacket

Product Overview

Environmental Space: Indoor (Not Riser or Plenum)

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
247x32TC - Tinned Copper0.024 in16
Conductor Count: 32
Total Number of Pairs: 16
Conductor Size: 24 AWG
MaterialMaterial Trade NameNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
FHDPE - Foamed High Density PolyethyleneDatalene®0.068 in0.022 in
Color Chart
1Brown and Numbered 1
2Red and Numbered 2
3Orange and Numbered 3
4Yellow and Numbered 4
5Green and Numbered 5
6Blue and Numbered 6
7Purple and Numbered 7
8Gray and Numbered 8
9White and Numbered 9
10Black and Numbered 10
11Tan and Numbered 11
12Pink and Numbered 12
13Gray/Brown Stripe and Numbered 13
14Gray/Red Stripe and Numbered 14
15Gray/Orange Stripe and Numbered 15
16Gray/Yellow Stripe and Numbered 16
Color Chart 2
1Red & Black
2Red & Black
3Red & Black
4Red & Black
5Red & Black
6Red & Black
7Red & Black
8Red & Black
9Red & Black
10Red & Black
11Red & Black
12Red & Black
13Red & Black
14Red & Black
15Red & Black
16Red & Black
Inner Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeBonded Aluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper0.024 in24Stranded
Inner Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.167 in0.014 in
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum/PolyesterBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper0.060 in16Stranded
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.944 in0.078 inYes
0.944 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Conductor DCR Conductor Resistance
23.7 Ohm/1000ft23.7 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to ConductorNom. Capacitance Conductor to Other Conductor to Shield
12 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 MHz0.29 dB/100ft
0.706 MHz0.71 dB/100ft
0.768 MHz0.77 dB/100ft
1.024 MHz0.94 dB/100ft
1.411 MHz1.1 dB/100ft
1.536 MHz1.1 dB/100ft
2.048 MHz1.3 dB/100ft
2.822 MHz1.4 dB/100ft
3.072 MHz1.4 dB/100ft
4.096 MHz1.5 dB/100ft
5.645 MHz1.7 dB/100ft
6.144 MHz1.8 dB/100ft
8.192 MHz2 dB/100ft
11.29 MHz2.2 dB/100ft
12.288 MHz2.3 dB/100ft
24.576 MHz3.1 dB/100ft
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
76 %
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]
0.384 MHz
0.706 MHz
0.768 MHz
1.024 MHz
1.411 MHz
1.536 MHz
2.048 MHz
2.822 MHz
3.072 MHz
4.096 MHz
5.645 MHz
6.144 MHz
8.192 MHz
11.29 MHz
12.288 MHz
24.576 MHz
Max. Recommended Current [A]
2.75 Amps per conductor @ 25°C
UL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS

Temperature Range

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

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 367 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 264 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 9.5 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: CMG
CEC/C(UL) Specification: CMG
Other Specification: AES/EBU

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

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
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

C(UL) Flammability: FT4
UL Flammability: UL1685 FT4 Loading
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorFootnote
1850F Z4B1000Violet Z4BC
1850F Z4B500Violet Z4BC
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.
Date: 2004-01-01
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