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2148A - Category 6A Indoor/Outdoor CMR/CMX Cable

Category 6A Enhanced (625MHz), 4-Unbonded-Pair, Riser-CMR-CMX Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, 23 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, PO Insulation, Patented EquiSpline™ & EquiBlock™ Technologies, Ripcord, PVC Jacket

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: OSP-Outdoor, Premise Horizontal Cable, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless, Wi-Fi, 100Base TX, 100Base VG ANYLAN, 155ATM, 622ATM, NTSC/PAL Component or Composite Video, AES/EBU Digital Audio AES51, RS-422, Noisy Environments, PoE, PoE Plus

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
23SolidBC - Bare Copper4
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
Bonded-Pair: N/A
Color Chart
1White & Blue
2White & Orange
3White & Green
4White & Brown
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterRipcord
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.300 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR UnbalanceMax DCR Unbalanced Between Pairs [%]
82 Ohm/km3 %5 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
45 pF/100m17 pF/ft
Frequency [MHz]Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNominal 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
Segregation class according EN50174-2: a
UL Voltage Rating
300 V 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: 41 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 25 lbs
Min Bend Radius During Installation: 3.0 in
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.5 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: CMR, CMX-Outdoor
CEC/C(UL) Specification: CMR
ISO/IEC Compliance: 11801 ed 2.2 (2011) Class EA
Data Category: Category 6A
ANSI Compliance: S-116-732-2013 Category 6A, ANSI/NEMA WC-66 Category 6A
Telecommunications Standards: ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 6A
IEEE Specification: IEEE 802.3bt Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4
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, Verified Channel/Category 6A

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor/Outdoor
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): 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): 2015-03-31
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): 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
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No
Plenum Number: 10GX13 / 10GX33 / 10GXS13 / 10GXS33

Part Number

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: 0.217 Revision Date: 04-28-2020
Date: 2015-03-31
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