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2148A - Category 6A Indoor/Outdoor Cable, 4 Pair, U/UTP, CMR/CMX

Category 6A Enhanced Premise Horizontal Cable (625MHz), Indoor/Outdoor, 4 Pair, 23 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, U/UTP, Riser-CMR/CMX Outdoor, PVC Jacket

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Indoor/Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, Ethernet up to 10GBASE-T, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, PoE++, PoE+, PoE, HDBaseT
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Construction Details

AWGStrandingMaterialNumber of Pairs
23SolidBC - Bare Copper4
MaterialColor Code
PO - PolyolefinWhite & Blue, White & Orange, White & Green, White & Brown
Bonded-Pair: No
Outer Jacket Material
Separator MaterialMaterialNom. DiameterRipcord
Center Member (Patented EquiSpline®)PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.300 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR UnbalanceMax. DCR Unbalanced Between Pairs [%]Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom. Mutual Capacitance
82 Ohm/km3%5%45 pF/100m17 pF/ft
Frequency [MHz]Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNom. Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
100 MHz537.6 ns/100m45 ns/100m65%
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Min. NEXT [dB]Min. PSNEXT [dB]Min. PSACR [dB]Min. PSACRF (PSELFEXT) [dB]Min. RL (Return Loss) [dB]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)Min. PSANEXTMin. PSAACRFMin. TCL [dB]Min. ELTCTL [dB]
1 MHz2.1 dB/100m75.3 dB75.3 dB73.2 dB74.8 dB20.0 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB77.0 dB40.0 dB35.0 dB
4 MHz3.8 dB/100m66.3 dB66.3 dB62.5 dB62.8 dB23.0 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB76.2 dB40.0 dB23.0 dB
8 MHz5.3 dB/100m61.8 dB61.8 dB56.4 dB56.7 dB24.5 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB70.1 dB40.0 dB16.9 dB
10 MHz5.9 dB/100m60.3 dB60.3 dB54.4 dB54.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB68.2 dB40.0 dB15.0 dB
16 MHz7.5 dB/100m57.2 dB57.2 dB49.8 dB50.7 dB25.0 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB64.1 dB38.0 dB10.9 dB
20 MHz8.4 dB/100m55.8 dB55.8 dB47.4 dB48.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB62.2 dB37.0 dB9.0 dB
25 MHz9.4 dB/100m54.3 dB54.3 dB45.0 dB46.8 dB24.3 dB100 +/-1577.0 dB60.2 dB36.0 dB7.0 dB
31.25 MHz10.5 dB/100m52.9 dB52.9 dB42.4 dB44.9 dB23.6 dB100 +/-1578.1 dB58.3 dB35.1 dB5.1 dB
62.5 MHz15.0 dB/100m48.4 dB48.4 dB33.4 dB38.9 dB21.5 dB100 +/-1573.6 dB52.3 dB32.0 dB
100 MHz19.1 dB/100m45.3 dB45.3 dB26.2 dB34.8 dB20.1 dB100 +/-1570.5 dB48.2 dB30.0 dB
200 MHz27.6 dB/100m40.8 dB40.8 dB13.2 dB28.8 dB18.7 dB100 +/-1566.0 dB42.2 dB27.0 dB
250 MHz31.1 dB/100m39.3 dB39.3 dB8.3 dB26.8 dB18.0 dB100 +/-1564.5 dB40.2 dB26.0 dB
300 MHz34.3 dB/100m38.1 dB38.1 dB3.9 dB25.3 dB17.5 dB100 +/-3263.3 dB38.7 dB25.2 dB
350 MHz37.2 dB/100m37.1 dB37.1 dB23.9 dB17.0 dB100 +/-3262.3 dB37.3 dB24.6 dB
400 MHz40.1 dB/100m36.3 dB36.3 dB22.8 dB16.6 dB100 +/-3261.5 dB36.2 dB24.0 dB
450 MHz42.7 dB/100m35.5 dB35.5 dB21.7 dB16.2 dB100 +/-3260.7 dB35.1 dB23.5 dB
500 MHz45.3 dB/100m34.8 dB34.8 dB20.8 dB15.9 dB100 +/-3260.0 dB34.2 dB23.0 dB
550 MHz47.7 dB/100m33.2 dB31.2 dB20.0 dB15.6 dB100 +/-3259.4 dB33.4 dB22.6 dB
600 MHz50.1 dB/100m32.6 dB30.6 dB19.2 dB15.4 dB100 +/-3258.8 dB32.6 dB22.2 dB
625 MHz51.2 dB/100m32.4 dB30.4 dB18.9 dB15.2 dB100 +/-3258.6 dB32.3 dB22.0 dB
750 MHz56.7 dB/100m31.2 dB29.2 dB17.3 dB14.7 dB100 +/-3257.4 dB30.7 dB21.2 dB
860 MHz61.2 dB/100m30.3 dB28.3 dB16.1 dB14.3 dB100 +/-3256.5 dB29.5 dB20.7 dB
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.
2.5 in3.0 in
Max. Pull Tension: 25 lbs
Bulk Cable Weight: 41 lbs/1000ft

Standards and Compliance

Environmental Suitability: Indoor/Outdoor, Indoor, Outdoor, Sunlight Resistance, Oil Resistance
Flammability / Fire Resistance: UL 1666 Riser, FT4, FT4, 1202 Vertical Tray, IEC 60332-1-2
NEC / UL Compliance: Article 800, CMR;CMX-Outdoor
CEC / C(UL) Compliance: CMX-Outdoor
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 6A
TIA/EIA Compliance: ANSI/TIA-568.2-D Category 6A
CENELEC Compliance: Segregation class according EN50174-2=a
CPR Euroclass: Eca
European Directive Compliance: EU CE Mark, EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment), EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2), EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE), REACH: 2020-01-16
APAC Compliance: China RoHS II (GB/T 26572-2011)
Other Standard Compliance(s): Verified Channel/Category 6A

Part Number

Plenum Number: 10GX13 / 10GX33 / 10GXS13 / 10GXS33
Non-Plenum Number: 10GX12 / 10GX32 / 10GXS12 / 10GXS32
Item #ColorUPC
2148A 0101000Black612825379430

Product Notes

Notes: Electrical values are expected performance based on cable testing and representative performance within a typical Belden system. Values above 625 MHz are for Engineering Information Only. Print Includes Descending Footage/Meter Markings from Max. Put-Up Length to 0.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.263 Revision Date: 03-16-2021
Date: 2015-03-31
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