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2118A - FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA, (1 pr) 18 AWG (7x26) TC, XLPO/TPE, IS/OS, TC

2118A-FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA

One 18 AWG pair stranded (7x26) tinned copper, cross-linked polyolefin insulation, Individual and overall Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage), oil- and UV-resistant TPE jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
187x26TC - Tinned Copper1
Conductor Count: 2
Conductor Size: 18 AWG
XLP - Cross Linked Polyolefin
Color Chart
1Blue & Orange Numbered 1
Inner Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %207x28 mm
TC - Tinned Copper
Outer Shield Material
Outer Jacket Material
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) [%]
64 %
High Freq
Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)
0.091 dB/100ft100 Ohm
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Per Conductor8.7 Amps
DescriptionUL Voltage RatingVoltage Rating [V]
CSA CIC type TC600 V RMS600 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
UL Temp Rating: 90°C Wet/Dry
Operating Temp Range: -25°C Cold Impact -40°C To +90°C -55°C Cold Bend

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 51 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 57 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 3.25 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: TC-ER
CSA AWM Specification: 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 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
Suitability - Oil Resistance: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1581 Vertical Tray
CSA Flammability: FT4
ISO/IEC Flammability: 60332-3-24 (Category C)
UL voltage rating: 600 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #Color
2118A 0061000Blue, Light
2118A 0065000Blue, Light
2118A 0035000Orange
Date: 2004-01-01
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