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2138A - Category 5e Indoor/Outdoor CMR/CMX F/UTP Cable

CAT5e (100MHz), 4-Pair, F/UTP-Foil shielded, Riser-CMR-CMX Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, 24 AWG solid bare copper conductors, polyolefin insulation, overall Beldfoil® shield,PVC jacket, RJ-45 compatible

Product Overview

Environmental Space: Indoor/Outdoor
Suitable Applications: OSP-Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, Gigabit Ethernet, 100BaseTX, 100BaseVG ANYLAN, 155ATM, 622ATM, NTSC/PAL Component or Composite Video, AES/EBU, Digital Video, RS-422, Noisy Environments, 100MHz Category 5e

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
24SolidBC - Bare Copper4
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
AWG Size: 24
PO - Polyolefin
Color Chart
1White/Blue Stripe & Blue
2White/Orange Stripe & Orange
3White/Green Stripe & Green
4White/Brown Stripe & Brown
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWG
TapeAluminum Foil-PolyesterBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper24
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterRipcord
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.265 inNo

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR Unbalance
9.38 Ohm/100m5 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
330 pF/100m15 pF/ft
Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
@ 100 MHz 537.6 ns/100m45 ns/100m70 %
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]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)Max./Min. Fitted Impedance
1 MHz2.0 dB/100m65.3 dB62.3 dB63.3 dB60.3 dB63.8 dB60.8 dB20.0 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
4 MHz4.1 dB/100m56.3 dB53.3 dB52.2 dB49.2 dB51.8 dB48.8 dB23.0 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
8 MHz5.8 dB/100m51.8 dB48.8 dB46.0 dB43.0 dB45.7 dB42.7 dB24.5 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
10 MHz6.5 dB/100m50.3 dB47.3 dB43.8 dB40.8 dB43.8 dB40.8 dB25.0 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
16 MHz8.2 dB/100m47.2 dB44.2 dB39.0 dB36.0 dB39.7 dB36.7 dB25.0 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
20 MHz9.3 dB/100m45.8 dB42.8 dB36.5 dB33.5 dB37.8 dB34.8 dB25.0 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
25 MHz10.4 dB/100m44.3 dB41.3 dB33.9 dB30.9 dB35.8 dB32.8 dB24.3 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
31.25 MHz11.7 dB/100m42.9 dB39.9 dB31.2 dB28.2 dB33.9 dB30.9 dB23.6 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
62.5 MHz17.0 dB/100m38.4 dB35.4 dB21.4 dB18.4 dB27.9 dB24.9 dB21.5 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
100 MHz22.0 dB/100m35.3 dB32.3 dB13.3 dB10.3 dB23.8 dB20.8 dB20.1 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
155 MHz28.1 dB/100m32.4 dB29.4 dB4.4 dB1.4 dB20.0 dB17.0 dB18.8 dB
200 MHz32.4 dB/100m30.8 dB27.8 dB-1.6 dB-4.6 dB17.8 dB14.8 dB18.0 dB
UL Voltage Rating
300V RMS

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: -20°C To +75°C
UL Temp Rating: 90°C
Storage Temp Range: -40°C To +75°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Cold Bend Test: -40°C Compliance Per UL 1581
Bulk Cable Weight: 31 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 25 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.25 in
Min Bend Radius/Installation: 2.75 in


ISO/IEC Compliance: 11801 ed 2.2 (2011) Class D
CPR Euroclass: Yes
Data Category: Category 5e
ANSI Compliance: S-90-661-2012 Category 5e, ANSI/NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5e
Telecommunications Standards: ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e
IEEE Specification: POE per 802.3af & POE+ per 802.3at-2009
Other Specification: Outdoor Use ANSI/ICEA S‐56‐434, Broadband Outdoor Use ANSI/ICEA S‐99‐689, Indoor/Outdoor Use ANSI/ICEA S‐100‐685
Third Party Performance Verification: Category 5e

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/96/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: Yes
EU CE Mark: Yes
EU REACH SVHC Compliance (yyyy-mm-dd): 2017-07-10
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2016-01-19
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes - When supported by messenger wire
Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Non-Halogenated: No
Suitability - Oil Resistance: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL 1666 Riser
CSA Flammability: FT4
ISO/IEC Flammability: 60332-1
IEEE Flammability: 1202 Vertical Tray

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Plenum Number: 1533P
Non-Plenum Number: 1533R
Item #Color
2138A 0101000BLACK

Product Notes

Notes: Values above 100 MHz are for Engineering Information Only. Print Includes Descending Footage/Meter Markings from Max. Put-Up Length to 0. Shield is Bonded to Jacket Inner Wall for Electrical Stability.
Date: 2016-01-19