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2121A - FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA, (8 pr) 18 AWG (7x26) TC, XLPO/TPE, IS/OS, TC-ER

2121A-FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA

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

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

Conductor
AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
187x26TC - Tinned Copper8
Conductor Count: 16
Conductor Size: 18 AWG
Insulation
MaterialNominal Wall Thickness
XLP - Cross Linked Polyolefin0.038 in
Color Chart
NumberColor
1Blue and Orange Numbered 1
2Blue and Orange Numbered 2
3Blue and Orange Numbered 3
4Blue and Orange Numbered 4
5Blue and Orange Numbered 5
6Blue and Orange Numbered 6
7Blue and Orange Numbered 7
8Blue and Orange Numbered 8
Inner Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper207x28 mm
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum/PolyesterBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper187x26 mm
Aluminum/Polyester
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
F-R PVC - Flame Retardant Polyvinyl Chloride0.8 in0.063 inYes

Construction and Dimensions

Stranding
Lay Length
0.091 mm

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
5.86 Ohm/1000ft
Capacitance
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Capacitance Conductor to Conductor
1.2 pF/ft22 pF/ft
Shielding: Individually Foiled + Overall Foil
Inductance
Nominal Inductance
0.22 µH/ft
Impedance
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
0.039 MHz0.08 dB/100ft
Delay
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
64 %
High Freq
Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)
0.091 dB/100ft100 Ohm
Current
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Per Conductor7.6 Amps per Conductor
Voltage
DescriptionUL Voltage Rating
CSA CIC type TC600 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
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To 90°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Oil Resistance: Yes
Bulk Cable Weight: 313 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 481 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 8 in

Standards

NEC/(UL) Specification: TC-ER
CSA AWM Specification: AWM I A/B II A/B

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

Suitability

Suitability - Burial: 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/Non-Plenum

Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Variants
Item #Color
2121A 0061000Blue, Light
2121A 0065000Blue, Light
2121A 0031000Orange
2121A 0035000Orange
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