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7893A - Audio Snake Cable, #26-16pr, TC, Indiv. Shielded, CM

Digital Audio Snake Cable, CM-Rated, 16-26 AWG tinned copper pairs, Datalene® insulation, individually shielded with Beldfoil® bonded to numbered/color-coded PVC jackets so both strip simultaneously, PVC jacket

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Pairs
267x34TC - Tinned Copper0.019 in16
Conductor Count: 32
Total Number of Pairs: 16
MaterialMaterial Trade NameNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PE - Polyethylene (Foam)Datalene®0.054 in0.0175 in
Color Chart
1Brown and Numbered 1
2Red and Numbered 2
3Orange and Numbered 3
4Yellow and Numbered 4
5Green and Numbered 5
6Blue and Numbered 6
7Purple and Numbered 7
8Gray and Numbered 8
9White and Numbered 9
10Black and Numbered 10
11Tan and Numbered 11
12Pink and Numbered 12
13Gray/Brown Stripe and Numbered 13
14Gray/Red Stripe and Numbered 14
15Gray/Orange Stripe and Numbered 15
16Gray/Yellow Stripe and Numbered 16
Color Chart 2
1Red & Black
2Red & Black
3Red & Black
4Red & Black
5Red & Black
6Red & Black
7Red & Black
8Red & Black
9Red & Black
10Red & Black
11Red & Black
12Red & Black
13Red & Black
14Red & Black
15Red & Black
16Red & Black
Inner Shield
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)Beldfoil®100%TC - Tinned Copper0.019 in26Stranded
Table Notes: Indiv. Foil tapes bonded to inner jacket
Inner Jacket
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.136 in0.014 in
Outer Shield
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire DiameterDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)Beldfoil®100%TC - Tinned Copper0.019 in26Stranded
Outer Jacket
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.77 in0.064 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Individual Pair Nominal Shield DCRNominal Conductor DCRNominal Conductor DCR Conductor Resistance
25.5 Ohm/1000ft37.3 Ohm/1000ft37.3 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to ConductorNom. Capacitance Conductor to Other Conductor to Shield
12.5 pF/ft25 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.25 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
110 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
0.384 MHz0.84 dB/100ft
0.7056 MHz1.14 dB/100ft
0.768 MHz1.18 dB/100ft
1.024 MHz1.34 dB/100ft
1.4112 MHz1.5 dB/100ft
1.536 MHz1.54 dB/100ft
2.048 MHz1.69 dB/100ft
2.8224 MHz1.86 dB/100ft
3.072 MHz1.92 dB/100ft
4.096 MHz2.14 dB/100ft
5.6448 MHz2.4 dB/100ft
6.144 MHz2.47 dB/100ft
8.192 MHz2.75 dB/100ft
11.2896 MHz3.09 dB/100ft
12.288 MHz3.18 dB/100ft
24.576 MHz4.2 dB/100ft
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
High Frequency
Frequency [MHz]
0.384 MHz
0.7056 MHz
0.768 MHz
1.024 MHz
1.4112 MHz
1.536 MHz
2.048 MHz
2.8224 MHz
3.072 MHz
4.096 MHz
5.6448 MHz
6.144 MHz
8.192 MHz
11.2896 MHz
12.288 MHz
24.576 MHz

Temperature Range

Operating Temperature Range: -30°C To +80°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 198 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 171 lbs
Min. Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 7.75 in


NEC/(UL) Compliance: CM
CEC/C(UL) Compliance: CM

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor (Not Riser or Plenum)
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment): Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Indoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

C(UL) Flammability: FT4
UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading


Plenum (Y/N): No

Related Part Numbers

Item #ColorPut-Up TypeLengthUPC
7893A Z4B2000VioletReel2,000 ft612825003601
7893A Z4B1000Violet Z4BReel1,000 ft612825434252
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Pair jackets and shields are bonded so both strip simultaneously with automatic stripping equipment. Datalene® insulation features include low dielectric constant and a dissipation factor for high-speed, low-distortion data handling. Physical properties include good crush resistance and light weight.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.351 Revision Date: 04-08-2022
Date: 2004-01-01
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