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2146A - Category 6 Indoor/Outdoor Cable, 4 Pair, U/UTP, CMR/CMX

Category 6 Premise Horitzontal Cable (350MHz), Indoor/Outdoor, 4 Pair, 23 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, U/UTP, Riser-CMR/CMX Outdoor, UV Resistant PVC Jacket

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Indoor/Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, Ethernet 1000BASE-T, Ethernet 100BASE-TX, Ethernet 10BASE-T, PoE++, PoE+, PoE
Patent: This product has one or more applicable patents. More information on patents can be found at

Construction Details

AWGStrandingMaterialNumber of Pairs
23SolidBC - Bare Copper4
MaterialColor Code
PO - PolyolefinWhite/Blue Stripe and Blue, White/Orange Stripe and Orange, White/Green Stripe and Green, White/Brown Stripe and Brown
Bonded-Pair: No
Outer Jacket Material
Separator MaterialMaterialNom. DiameterRipcord
Dielectric Tape (Patented)PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.255 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR UnbalanceMax. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Mutual Capacitance
78 Ohm/km3%330 pF/100m17 pF/ft
Frequency [MHz]Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNom. Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
100 MHz537.6 ns/100m35 ns/100m68%
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)Min. TCL [dB]Min. ELTCTL [dB]
1 MHz2.0 dB/100m75.3 dB75.3 dB73.3 dB73.3 dB70.8 dB67.8 dB20.0 dB100 +/- 1540.0 dB35.0 dB
4 MHz3.7 dB/100m66.3 dB66.3 dB62.5 dB62.5 dB58.8 dB55.8 dB23.0 dB100 +/- 1540.0 dB23.0 dB
8 MHz5.3 dB/100m61.8 dB61.8 dB56.5 dB56.5 dB52.7 dB49.7 dB24.5 dB100 +/- 1540.0 dB16.9 dB
10 MHz5.9 dB/100m60.3 dB60.3 dB54.4 dB54.4 dB50.8 dB47.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 1540.0 dB15.0 dB
16 MHz7.4 dB/100m57.2 dB57.2 dB49.8 dB49.8 dB46.7 dB43.7 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 1538.0 dB10.9 dB
20 MHz8.3 dB/100m55.8 dB55.8 dB47.4 dB47.4 dB44.8 dB41.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 1537.0 dB9.0 dB
25 MHz9.4 dB/100m54.3 dB54.3 dB45.0 dB45.0 dB42.8 dB39.8 dB24.3 dB100 +/- 1536.0 dB7.0 dB
31.25 MHz10.5 dB/100m52.9 dB52.9 dB42.4 dB42.4 dB40.9 dB37.9 dB23.6 dB100 +/- 1535.1 dB5.1 dB
62.5 MHz15.1 dB/100m48.4 dB48.4 dB33.3 dB33.3 dB34.9 dB31.9 dB21.5 dB100 +/- 1532.0 dB
100 MHz19.3 dB/100m45.3 dB45.3 dB26.0 dB26.0 dB30.8 dB27.8 dB20.8 dB100 +/- 1530.0 dB
155 MHz24.5 dB/100m42.4 dB42.4 dB17.9 dB17.9 dB27.0 dB24.0 dB19.5 dB100 +/- 2228.1 dB
200 MHz28.2 dB/100m40.8 dB40.8 dB12.6 dB12.6 dB24.8 dB21.8 dB18.7 dB100 +/- 2227.0 dB
250 MHz31.8 dB/100m39.3 dB39.3 dB7.5 dB7.5 dB22.8 dB19.8 dB18.0 dB100 +/- 3226.0 dB
300 MHz35.2 dB/100m38.1 dB36.1 dB2.9 dB0.9 dB21.3 dB18.3 dB17.5 dB100 +/- 3225.2 dB
350 MHz38.4 dB/100m37.1 dB35.1 dB19.9 dB16.9 dB17.0 dB100 +/- 3224.6 dB
400 MHz41.5 dB/100m36.3 dB34.3 dB18.8 dB15.8 dB16.6 dB100 +/- 3224.0 dB
450 MHz44.3 dB/100m35.5 dB33.5 dB17.7 dB14.7 dB16.2 dB100 +/- 3223.5 dB
500 MHz47.1 dB/100m34.8 dB32.8 dB16.8 dB13.8 dB15.9 dB100 +/- 3223.0 dB
550 MHz49.7 dB/100m34.2 dB32.2 dB16.0 dB13.0 dB15.6 dB100 +/- 32
UL Voltage Rating
300 V (CMR), 300 V (CMX-Outdoor)

Mechanical Characteristics

UL Rating.OperatingInstallationStorage
90°C-40°C To +75°C-20°C To +75°C-40°C To +75°C
Bend Radius
Stationary Min.Installation Min.
1.0 in2.75 in
Max. Pull Tension: 25 lbs
Bulk Cable Weight: 29 lbs/1000ft

Standards and Compliance

Environmental Suitability: Indoor/Outdoor, Indoor, Outdoor, Sunlight Resistance, Oil Resistance
Sustainability: Product Lens™, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Available
Flammability / Fire Resistance: UL 1666 Riser, FT4, FT4, 1202 Vertical Tray
NEC / UL Compliance: 800, CMR;CMX-Outdoor;CMG
CEC / C(UL) Compliance: CMX-Outdoor;CMG
ICEA Compliance: S-116-732-2013
IEEE Compliance: IEEE 802.3bt Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4
NEMA Compliance: ANSI/NEMA WC-66
Data Category: Category 6
TIA/EIA Compliance: ANSI/TIA-568.2-D Category 6
Cenelec Compliance: Segregation class according EN50174-2=a
CPR Euroclass: Fca
European Directive Compliance: EU CE Mark, EU Directive 2015/863/EU, EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II), EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE), REACH: 2020-01-16
APAC Compliance: China RoHS II (GB/T 26572-2011)

Part Number

Plenum Number: 2413
Non-Plenum Number: 2412
Item #ColorUPC
2146A 0101000Black612825062264

Product Notes

Notes: Electrical values are expected performance based on cable testing and representative performance within a typical Belden system. Values above 350 MHz are for Engineering Information Only. Print Includes Descending Footage/Meter Markings from Max. Put-Up Length to 0.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.264 Revision Date: 09-30-2020
Date: 2004-01-01
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