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2135A - FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus, (36 pr) 16 AWG (7x24) TC, XLPO/TPE, IS/OS, TC-ER

2135A-FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus, &

Thirty-six 16 AWG pairs stranded (7x24) tinned copper, cross-linked polyolefin insulation, overall Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage), oil- and UV-resistant TPE jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
167x24TC - Tinned Copper36
Conductor Count: 72
AWG Size: 16
MaterialNominal Wall Thickness
XLP - Cross Linked Polyolefin0.038 in
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Inner Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper187x26 mm
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper167x24 mm
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
F-R PVC - Flame Retardant Polyvinyl Chloride1.952 in0.12 inYes

Construction and Dimensions

Lay Length
0.091 mm

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
4.2 Ohm/1000ft
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Capacitance Conductor to Conductor
1.2 pF/ft22 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.22 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
0.039 MHz0.065 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 Conductor7.2 Amps per Conductor
DescriptionUL Voltage Rating
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: 1875 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 3412 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 19.75 in


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 - 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)

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #Color
2135A 0061000BLUE, LIGHT
2135A 0031000ORANGE
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