Product Hierarchy
Product Hierarchy

2100A - Fieldbus, 1 Pr #18 Str TC, XLPO Ins, OS, TPE Jkt, CMG

Fieldbus, 1 Pair 18AWG (7x26) Tinned Copper, XLPO Insulation, Overall Beldfoil® Shield, Orange TPE Outer Jacket, CMG

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: harsh environment digital and serial two-way communication, oil and gas extraction and refining sites, petrochemical, Profibus process automation or Foundation FieldBus process automation, extreme temperature environments, exposure to humidity/moisture, dust, and oil, remote locations long distance applications, etc.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

ElementAWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
Pair(s)187x26TC - Tinned Copper1
Conductor Count: 2
Total Number of Pairs: 1
XLPE - Cross-Linked Polyethylene (Thermoset)
Color Chart
1Blue, Orange and Numbered
Inner Shield
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)Beldfoil®100%207x28
Tinned Copper (TC)
Outer Shield
Bi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)
Outer Jacket
MaterialNominal DiameterRipcord
TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomer0.319 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
5.86 Ohm/1000ft
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
1.2 pF/ft22 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.22 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Nom. Insertion Loss
0.08 dB/100ft
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
High Frequency
Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)
0.091 dB/100ft100 Ohm
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Per Conductor8.7 Amps per Conductor
DescriptionUL Voltage RatingVoltage Rating [V]
CSA CIC type TC300 V300 V 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

Installation Temp Rating: -25°C
Installation Temperature Range: -25°C
UL Temp Rating: 90°C Wet/Dry
Operating Temperature Range: -25°C Cold Impact -40°C to +90°C -55°C Cold Bend

Mechanical Characteristics

UV Resistance: Yes
Bulk Cable Weight: 51 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 57 lbs
Min. Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 3.25 in


NEC Articles: Article 725, Article 727, Article 800
NEC/(UL) Compliance: CMG, ITC, PLTC-ER
CSA AWM Compliance: AWM I A/B II A/B, C22.2 #230 Type TC; C22.2#239 Type CIC

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment): Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: 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 FT4 Loading
CSA Flammability: FT4
IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-3-24
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Related Part Numbers

Item #ColorPut-Up TypeLengthUPC
2100A 0065000Blue, LightReel5,000 ft612825128786
2100A 0031000OrangeReel1,000 ft612825128755
2100A 0035000OrangeReel5,000 ft612825128762


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.477 Revision Date: 11-09-2022
Date: 2004-01-01
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