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7897A - DeviceBus® for ODVA DeviceNet™, (1 pr) 15 AWG (19x28) TC & (1 pr) 18 AWG (19x30) TC, PVC-NYL/FEP/PVC, Foil+Braid Shld, TC-ER

7897A-DeviceBus® for ODVA DeviceNet&

One 15 AWG pair stranded (19x28) tinned copper conductors and one 18 AWG pair stranded (19x30) tinned copper conductors, PVC/Nylon insulation (power), FEP insulation (data), individual foil shield (100% coverage) plus an overall tinned copper braid shield (65% coverage), oil- and UV-resistant PVC jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
1519x28TC - Tinned Copper1
1819x30TC - Tinned Copper1
Conductor Count: 4
Total Number of Pairs: 2
AWG Size: 15
15PVC/Nylon - Polyvinyl Chloride/Nylon
18FEP - Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Color Chart
15 AWG PairRed & Black
18 AWG PairBlue & White
Inner Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialCoverage [%]
Tape15 AWG PairAluminum Foil-Polyester Tape100 %
Tape18 AWG PairAluminum Foil-Polyester Tape100 %
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
BraidTC - Tinned Copper65 %TC - Tinned Copper1819x30 mm
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.46 in0.06 in

Construction and Dimensions

Lay Length
1 MHz

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
ElementNominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCR
15 AWG3.6 Ohm/1000ft1.8 Ohm/1000ft
18 AWG6.9 Ohm/1000ft
ElementNom. Capacitance Conductor to Conductor
18 AWG Pair Only12 pF/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
100 Ohm
Max. DelayMax. Delay DescriptionNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]Nominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) Description
1.36 ns/ft18 AWG Pair Only75 %18 AWG Pair Only
High Freq
ElementFrequency [MHz]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)
18 AWG Pair Only0.125 MHz120 Ohm
0.5 MHz
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
15 AWG8.0 Amps per conductor @ 25°C
UL Voltage Rating
600V RMS (NEC Type TC)

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 75°C
UL Temp Rating: 75°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Oil Resistance: Yes
Bulk Cable Weight: 135 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 190 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 4.4 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: TC-ER
Other Standards: ODVA Class 1 Thick

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 CE Mark: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-04-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Oil Resistance: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1685 UL Loading

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #ColorFootnote
7897A T5U1000GRAY T5UC
7897A T5U2000GRAY T5UC
7897A T5U500GRAY T5UC
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: High Velocity. Thick. Meter marks on jacket to aid users in installation. ODVA DeviceNet is an Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, Inc. trademark. Jacket printed ""1PR16"" instead of ""1PR15"" due to UL requirements for CMG Listing.
Date: 2004-04-01
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