Product Hierarchy
Product Hierarchy

7953A - DataTuff® Cat 6, (4 pr) 23 AWG Solid BC, PP/PVC/PVC, EtherNet/IP, Foil Shld, CMR, CMX, 600 V AWM

7953A-DataTuff® Cat 6, (4 pr&#x

Four Cat 6 23 AWG Bonded-Pairs solid bare copper conductors, polypropylene insulation, FRPE spline center member, inner PVC jacket, overall Beldfoil® Shield (100% coverage), industrial grade oil- and UV-resistant PVC outer jacket.

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Premise Horizontal Cable, Gigabit Ethernet, 100BaseTX, 100BaseVG ANYLAN, 155 ATM, 622 ATM, 250MHz Category 6

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

ElementAWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
23SolidBC - Bare Copper4
No Ground
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
Conductor Size: 23 AWG
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PP - Polypropylene0.043 in0.01 in
Color Chart
1White/Blue Stripe & Blue
2White/Orange Stripe & Orange
3White/Green Stripe & Green
4White/Brown Stripe & Brown
Inner Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
Industrial Grade PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.258 in0.02 inYes
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Construction n x D
TapeAluminum/PolyesterBeldfoil®100 %TC - Tinned Copper247x32 mm
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall ThicknessRipcord
Industrial Grade PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.335 in0.03 inNo

Construction and Dimensions

X-Spline Center Member
Print Legend: 7953A BELDEN VERIFIED (UL) CAT 6 4PR23 E108998-M CMR-CMX OUTDOOR OR C(UL) CMG----ISO/IEC11801 CAT 6 --- 300V PATENTED OIL/SUN RES FT4 IEEE 1202 123456 FT

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR Unbalance
8.2 Ohm/1000ft3 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
330 pF/ft15 pF/ft
Shielding: F/UTP - Overall Foil
Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
537 ns/100m45 ns/100m72 %
High Freq
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]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)Max./Min. Fitted Impedance
1 MHz2 dB/100m74.3 dB72.3 dB72.3 dB70.3 dB67.8 dB64.8 dB21 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15 Ohm
4 MHz3.8 dB/100m65.3 dB63.3 dB61.5 dB59.5 dB55.8 dB52.7 dB24 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
8 MHz5.3 dB/100m60.8 dB58.8 dB55.4 dB53.4 dB49.7 dB46.7 dB25.5 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
10 MHz6 dB/100m59.3 dB57.3 dB53.3 dB51.3 dB47.8 dB44.8 dB26 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
16 MHz7.6 dB/100m56.2 dB54.3 dB48.7 dB46.7 dB43.7 dB40.7 dB26 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
20 MHz8.5 dB/100m54.8 dB52.8 dB46.3 dB44.3 dB41.8 dB38.8 dB26 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
25 MHz9.5 dB/100m53.3 dB51.3 dB43.8 dB41.8 dB39.8 dB36.8 dB25.3 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
31.25 MHz10.7 dB/100m51.9 dB49.9 dB41.2 dB39.2 dB37.9 dB34.9 dB24.6 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
62.5 MHz15.4 dB/100m47.4 dB45.4 dB32 dB30 dB31.9 dB28.9 dB22.5 dB100 ± 15 Ohm100 ± 15
100 MHz19.8 dB/100m44.3 dB42.3 dB24.5 dB22.5 dB27.8 dB24.8 dB21.1 dB100 ± 15 Ohm
155 MHz25.2 dB/100m41.5 dB39.5 dB16.3 dB14.3 dB23.9 dB20.9 dB19.8 dB100 ± 22 Ohm
200 MHz29 dB/100m39.8 dB37.8 dB10.8 dB8.8 dB21.8 dB18.8 dB19 dB100 ± 22 Ohm
250 MHz32.8 dB/100m38.3 dB36.3 dB5.5 dB3.5 dB19.8 dB16.8 dB18.3 dB100 ± 32 Ohm
UL DescriptionUL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS
Appliance Wiring Material600 V RMS

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: -25°C To +75°C
UL Temp Rating: 75°C
Storage Temp Range: -40°C To +80°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 44 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 40 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 4 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: CMR, CMX-Outdoor
CEC/C(UL) Specification: CMG
UL AWM Style: UL Style 21047
ISO/IEC Compliance: ISO/IEC 11801 ed 2.1 (2008) Class E
CPR Euroclass: Eca
Data Category: Category 6
Telecommunications Standards: Category 6 - TIA 568.C.2
Other Specification: NEMA WC-63.1 Category 6,

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/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): 2004-01-04
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes
Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Oil Resistance: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

C(UL) Flammability: FT4
UL Flammability: UL1666 Riser
CSA Flammability: FT4
IEEE Flammability: 1202
UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorFootnote
7953A 0101000BlackC
7953A 0105000BlackC
7953A 0061000BlueC
7953A 0081000GrayC
7953A 0021000RedC
7953A 1NH1000TealC
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.
Date: 2004-01-04
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