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7938A - DataTuff® Cat 5e, 4 Bonded-Pr #24 Str Alloy, PO Ins, OS+TC Brd, TPE Jkt, TPE Jkt, High Flex AWM 20606

Industrial Ethernet Cat 5e, 4 Bonded-Pair, 24AWG (Stranded) Alloy, PO Insulation, Overall Beldfoil®+Tinned Copper Braid(85%) Shield, TPE Inner Jacket, TPE Outer Jacket, High Flex 10M cycles at 10xOD AWM 20606

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: robotic, harsh environment, IIoT, factory or process automation, IP cameras and devices, data communication, etc.
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Construction Details

ElementSizeStrandingMaterialNumber of PairsNumber of Element
Pair(s)24 AWG7x32BCA - Bare Copper Alloy44
MaterialColor Code
PO - PolyolefinWhite/Blue Stripe & Blue, White/Orange Stripe & Orange, White/Green Stripe & Green, White/Brown Stripe & Brown
Bonded-Pair: Yes
Inner Jacket
SeparatorMaterialNom. DiameterRipcord
Central FillerTPE - Thermoplastic Elastomer0.254 in (6.45 mm)No
Outer Shield
Shield TypeMaterialCoverage
TapeBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)100%
BraidTinned Copper (TC)85%
Outer Jacket
SeparatorMaterialNom. DiameterRipcord
Polyester TapeTPE - Thermoplastic Elastomer0.342 in (8.69 mm)Yes
Overall Cable Diameter (Nominal): 0.342 in (8.69 mm)

Electrical Characteristics

Max. Conductor DCRMax. Capacitance Unbalance
93.8 Ohm/km (28.6 Ohm/1000ft)330 pF/ft
Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNom. Velocity of Prop.Typical Delay Skew
510 ns/100m45 ns/100m69%12 ns/ft
High Frequency
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Min. NEXT [dB]Min. PSNEXT [dB]Min. ACR [dB]Min. PSACR [dB]Min. ACRF (ELFEXT) [dB]Min. PSACRF (PSELFEXT) [dB]Min. RL (Return Loss) [dB]Min. SRL (Structural Return Loss) [dB]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted) [Ohm]Max./Min. Fitted Impedance [Ohm]
12.5 dB/100m65.362.362.859.863.860.82023100 ± 15100 ± 15
44.9 dB/100m56.353.351.448.451.748.72323100 ± 15100 ± 15
86.9 dB/100m51.848.844.941.945.742.724.524.5100 ± 15100 ± 15
107.8 dB/100m50.347.342.539.543.840.82525100 ± 15100 ± 15
169.9 dB/100m47.344.337.434.439.736.72525100 ± 15100 ± 15
2011.1 dB/100m45.842.834.731.737.734.72525100 ± 15100 ± 15
2512.5 dB/100m44.341.321.828.835.832.824.324.3100 ± 15100 ± 15
31.2514.1 dB/100m42.939.928.825.833.930.923.623.6100 ± 15100 ± 15
62.520.4 dB/100m38.435.4181527.824.821.521.5100 ± 15100 ± 15
10026.4 dB/100m35.332.38.95.923.820.820.120.1100 ± 15100 ± 15
UL Voltage Rating
300 V

Mechanical Characteristics

UL TemperatureOperatingInstallationStorage
60°C-40°C To +80°C-25°C To +75°C-40°C To +80°C
Bend Radius
Stationary Min.
3.5 in (89 mm)
Max. Pull Tension: 40 lbs (18 kg)
Bulk Cable Weight: 62 lbs/1000ft

Standards and Compliance

Environmental Suitability: Indoor/Outdoor, Indoor, Outdoor, Sunlight Resistance, Oil Resistance
Flammability / Reaction to Fire: UL 1581 (Vertical Tray), (VW-1), FT1
CPR Compliance: CPR Euroclass: Eca
Data Category: Category 5e
European Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment), REACH, EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2), EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE), REACH: 2020-01-16
APAC Compliance: China RoHS II (GB/T 26572-2011)

Product Notes

Notes: Operating temperatures are subject to length de-rating. Cable passes -40C Cold Bend per UL 1581. AWM 20626 80C 300V. *Special RJ45 plugs required. See WWW. BELDEN.COM - Tools - Connector Cross Reference.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.511 Revision Date: 11-09-2022

Part Numbers

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
7938A B59500Black, MatteReel500 ft612825191735
7938A B591000Matte Black612825406204
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