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1868ENH - Category 5e Nonbonded-Pair ScTP Cable

1868ENH-Category 5e Nonbonded-Pair ScTP

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, LSZH jacket, RJ-45 compatible

Product Overview

Environmental Space: Indoor
Suitable Applications: Work area patch 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)

ElementAWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
Individual pair267x34BC - Bare Copper4
Total Number of Conductors: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
Conductor Size: 26 AWG
ElementTypeMaterialNominal Diameter
Individual pairDielectricPolyethylene0.95 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 Position
TapeAluminum/Polyester100 %Stranded tinned copper26 (7xAWG34)Under foil
OuterShield1, Table Note: Aluminum facing inside in contact with drain wire
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialColorNominal DiameterDiameter +/- ToleranceMax. DiameterMin. Wall ThicknessNominal Wall Thickness
LSZH / FRNCGrey (RAL 7032) and Blue (RAL 5015)5.4 mm0.3 mm5.9 mm0.4 mm0.45 mm

Construction and Dimensions

Min Elongation at Breakof Conductors: 10 %
Min Elongation at Breakof Insulation: 100 %
4 pairs twisted together
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 Ohm
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
High Freq Table Note: Limits below 4MHz are for information only.
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 A
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 Recommended Pulling Tension: 45 N
Min Bend Radius During Installation: 42 mm
Min Bend Radius During Operation: 21 mm


ISO/IEC Compliance: ISO/IEC 11801 Ed. 2.2:2002/A2:2010/C1:2011
CENELEC Compliance: EN 50173-1 Ed. 3:2011
ANSI/TIA Category: Category 5e
ANSI Compliance: ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2-1 (2002)

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

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

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

ISO/IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1
Burning Load: 395 kJ/m
Amt of Halogen IEC 60754-1 /EN50267-1: Zero

Part Number

Item #Color
1868ENH.001000Gray, RAL 7032
1868ENH.00500Gray, RAL 7032


Revision Number: 9
Date: 2003-01-01
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