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Product Hierarchy

3109A - RS485, 4 Pr #22 Str TC, PO Ins, OS+TC Brd, PVC Jkt, CM

RS-485, 4 Pair 22AWG (7x30) Tinned Copper, PO Insulation, Overall Beldfoil®+Tinned Copper Braid(65%) Shield, PVC Outer Jacket, CM

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
227x30TC - Tinned Copper0.03 in4
Conductor Count: 8
MaterialMaterial Trade NameNominal Wall Thickness
Polyolefin (PO, HDPE, PP) (Foam)Datalene®0.0025 in
Color Chart
1White/Blue Ringband Stripe & Blue/White Ringband Stripe
2White/Orange Ringband Stripe & Orange/White Ringband Stripe
3White/Green Ringband Stripe & Green/White Ringband Stripe
4White/Brown Ringband Stripe & Brown/White Ringband Stripe
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
Tape1Alum / PolyBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper0.03 mm227x30
Braid2TC - Tinned Copper65 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.448 in0.053 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCR
14.7 Ohm/1000ft2.53 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
300 V RMS
Electrical Characteristics Notes: Attenuation: 0.5 dB/100ft. @ 1MHz
Other Electrical Characteristic 2: Input/Unfitted Impedance: 120 Ohm @ 1MHz

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 60°C
UL Temp Rating: 80°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C To +60°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Oil Resistance: Yes per UL1277
Bulk Cable Weight: 96.4 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 100 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 5.5 in


NEC Articles: 725, 800
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
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading
CSA Flammability: FT1
ISO/IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1-2
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorUPCLengthFootnote
3109A 0101000Black6128251418081,000 ftC
3109A 0102000Black6128251418152,000 ftC
3109A 0105000Black6128251418225,000 ft
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: For CPE jacketed version order Part No. YR44768.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.316 Revision Date: 04-02-2020
Date: 2005-10-01
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