Product Hierarchy
Product Hierarchy

3108A - RS-485, (3 pr) 22 AWG (7x30) TC, FHDPE,PVC, Foil+TC Braid Shld, CM, PLTC

3108A-RS-485, (3 pr) 22 AWG &#

Three 22 AWG pairs stranded (7x30) tinned copper conductors, Datalene® (FHDPE) insulation, twisted pairs, overall Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage) plus a tinned copper braid (65% coverage), PVC jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
227x30TC - Tinned Copper0.03 in3
Conductor Count: 6
Total Number of Pairs: 3
AWG Size: 22
MaterialMaterial Trade NameNominal Wall Thickness
FHDPE - Foamed High Density PolyethyleneDatalene®0.0225 in
Color Chart
1White/Blue Stripe & Blue/White Stripe
2White/Orange Stripe & Orange/White Stripe
3White/Green Stripe & Green/White Stripe
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
Tape1Aluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper0.03 mm227x30 mm
Braid2TC - Tinned Copper65 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.374 in0.053 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCR
14.7 Ohm/1000ft2.6 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to ConductorNom. Capacitance Conductor to Other Conductor to Shield
11 pF/ft20.9 pF/ft
ElementNominal Inductance
Pair0.225 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
120 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Nom. Insertion Loss
0.5 dB/100ft
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
78 %
Max. Recommended Current [A]
2.7 Amps per conductor @ 25°C
UL Voltage Rating
300V RMS
Electrical Characteristics Notes: Input Impedance/Unfitted Impedance: .5 - 10 MHZ, 120 + - 12 Ohms

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 60°C
UL Temp Rating: 60°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C To +60°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Oil Resistance: Yes
Bulk Cable Weight: 85 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 90 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 4.25 in


NEC Articles: 800, 725
NEC/(UL) Specification: CM, PLTC
CEC/C(UL) Specification: CM
CPR Euroclass: Eca

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: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2005-10-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading
CSA Flammability: FT1

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #ColorFootnote
3108A 0101000BLACKC
3108A 0102000BLACKC
3108A 0105000BLACK
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Oil Resistance: Passes Oil Res II Per UL1277, Table 10.17. For CPE jacketed version order YR45287.
Date: 2005-10-01
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