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1868E - Cat 5e Patch Cable, F/UTP, PVC, 4 Pair, AWG 26, Indoor

Cat. 5e (100MHz), 4-Pair, F/UTP Foil shielded, Work Area Patch Cable, 26 AWG stranded (7x34) bare copper conductors, Polyethylene insulation, Beldfoil® shield, AWG 26 stranded (7x34) tinned copper drainwire, PVC jacket, RJ-45 compatible

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Work area cable; Support current and future Category 5e applications, such as: 1000Base - T (Gigabit Ethernet), 100 Base - T, 10 Base - T, FDDI, ATM

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
267x34BC - Bare Copper4
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
TypeMaterialNominal Diameter
DielectricPO - Polyolefin0.95 mm
Bonded-Pair: No
Color Chart
Pair 1Black/Blue & Blue
Pair 2Black/Orange & Orange
Pair 3Black/Green & Green
Pair 4Black/Brown & Brown
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x DDrainwire Position
TapeBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)100%TC - Tinned Copper26 (7xAWG34)StrandedUnder foil
Table Notes: Aluminum facing inside in contact with drain wire
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterDiameter +/- ToleranceMax. DiameterMin. Wall ThicknessNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride5.4 mm0.3 mm5.9 mm0.4 mm0.45 mm

Construction and Dimensions

Min Elongation at Breakof Conductors: 10 %
Min Elongation at Breakof Insulation: 100 %
Min Elongation at Breakof Jacket: 100 %
Min Tensile Strength of Jacket: 9 MPa

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax DCR Unbalanced Between Pairs [%]Max. DCR Unbalanced Within Pair [%]
145 Ohm/km4 %2 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceMax. Mutual Capacitance
1,600 pF/m56 pF/m
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
Max. Delay SkewMin. Velocity of Propagation
40 ns/100m60%
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]Min. TCL [dB]Min. ELTCTL [dB]
1 MHz3.2 dB/100m65.3 dB62.3 dB62.1 dB59.1 dB64 dB61 dB20 dB40 dB35 dB
4 MHz6 dB/100m56.3 dB53.3 dB50.3 dB47.3 dB52 dB49 dB23 dB34 dB23 dB
10 MHz9.5 dB/100m50.3 dB47.3 dB40.8 dB37.8 dB44 dB41 dB25 dB30 dB15 dB
16 MHz12.1 dB/100m47.2 dB44.2 dB35.2 dB32.2 dB39.9 dB36.9 dB25 dB28 dB10.9 dB
20 MHz13.5 dB/100m45.8 dB42.8 dB32.2 dB29.2 dB38 dB35 dB25 dB27 dB9 dB
31.25 MHz17.1 dB/100m42.9 dB39.9 dB25.8 dB22.8 dB34.1 dB31.5 dB23.3 dB25.1 dB5.5 dB
62.5 MHz24.8 dB/100m38.4 dB35.4 dB13.6 dB10.6 dB28.1 dB25.1 dB20.7 dB22 dB
100 MHz32 dB/100m35.3 dB32.3 dB3.3 dB0.3 dB24 dB21 dB19 dB20 dB
Table Notes: Limits below 4 MHz are for information only. Reference standard: IEC 61156-5
General Electrical Parameters Notes: Reference standard: ISO/IEC 61156-5
Coupling Attenuation Class: Type II
Segregation class according EN50174-2: a
Transfer Impedance
Frequency [MHz]DescriptionTransfer Impedance
1 MhzGrade 2Max. 50 mOhm/m
10 MhzMax. 100 mOhm/m
30 MhzMax. 200 mOhm/m
100 MhzMax. 1000 mOhm/m
Max. Recommended Current [A]
1.5 Amps per Conductor
Voltage Rating [V]
72 V

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: 0°C To +50°C
Operating Temp Range: -30°C To +60°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 31 kg/km
Max. Pull Tension: 45 N
Min Bend Radius During Installation: 42 mm
Min Bend Radius During Operation: 21 mm


IEC Compliance: ISO/IEC 11801-1
CENELEC Compliance: EN 50173-1
Data Category: Category 5e
ANSI Compliance: ANSI/TIA 568.2-D (2018)
IEEE Compliance: PoE: IEEE 802.3bt Type 1, Type 2, Type 3

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2003-01-01

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1
Burning Load: 395 kJ/m

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthEAN
1868E.01500BlueReel500 m8719605004536
1868E.011000BlueReel1,000 m8719605004529
1868E.00B100GrayFlat Box100 m8719605004512
1868E.00500GrayReel500 m8719605004505
1868E.001000GrayReel1,000 m8719605004499

Product Notes

Notes: Electrical values are expected performance based on cable testing and representative performance within a typical Belden system.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.243 Revision Date: 09-30-2020
Date: 2003-01-01
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