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7960A - DataTuff® Cat 5e, (4 cond. quad) 22 AWG Solid BC, PO/FRPE/PVC, Foil+TC Braid Shld, PROFINET, CMR, CMX, PLTC

7960A-DataTuff® Cat 5e, (4 cond

Four Cat 5e 22 AWG symmetric quad solid bare copper conductors, polyolefin insulation, FRPE bedding, Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage) plus tinned copper braid (85% coverage), industrial grade oil- and UV-resistant PVC jacket, PROFINET Type A.

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Industrial Ethernet Cable, Harsh Environments, Category 5e, ProfiNet, 100BaseTX, CMX - Outdoor, PLTC Listed, Approved for Cable Tray Use in Class 1, Division 2, Hazardous Areas and Non-hazardous Areas, Cable Trays, Raceways, Conduit and Supported by Messenger Wires, Approved for Outdoor Usage

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

Conductor Count: 4
Total Number of Pairs: 4
AWG Size: 22
PO - Polyolefin
Inner Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
FRPE - Flame Retardant Polyethylene0.164 mm
Outer Shield Material
TypeMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]
TapeAluminum Foil-Polyester TapeBeldfoil®100 %
BraidTinned Copper85 %
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
Industrial Grade PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.265 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR Unbalance
5.7 Ohm/1000ft3 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
150 pF/ft15 pF/ft
Max. DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
552 ns/100m70 %
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)Min. NEXT [dB]Min. PSNEXT [dB]Min. ACR [dB]Min. ACRF (ELFEXT) [dB]Min. PSACRF (PSELFEXT) [dB]Min. RL (Return Loss) [dB]Max./Min. Input Impedance (unFitted)Max./Min. Fitted Impedance
1 MHz2.1 dB/100m65.3 dB62.3 dB63.2 dB63.8 dB60.8 dB23 dB100 ± 20.2 Ohm105 ±10 Ohm
4 MHz4.0 dB/100m56.3 dB53.3 dB56.3 dB51.7 dB48.7 dB23 dB100 ± 14.2 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
8 MHz5.6 dB/100m51.8 dB48.8 dB46.2 dB45.7 dB42.7 dB23 dB100 ± 11.3 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
10 MHz6.3 dB/100m50.3 dB47.3 dB43.9 dB43.8 dB40.8 dB25 dB100 ± 11.3 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
16 MHz8.0 dB/100m47.3 dB44.3 dB35.2 dB39.7 dB36.7 dB25 dB100 ± 11.3 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
20 MHz9.0 dB/100m45.8 dB42.8 dB36.5 dB37.7 dB34.7 dB25 dB100 ± 11.3 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
25 MHz10.1 dB/100m44.3 dB41.3 dB34.2 dB35.8 dB32.8 dB25.5 dB100 ± 11.3 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
31.25 MHz11.4 dB/100m42.9 dB39.9 dB31.3 dB33.9 dB30.9 dB23.6 dB100 ± 13.2 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
62.5 MHz16.5 dB/100m38.4 dB35.4 dB21.6 dB27.8 dB24.8 dB21.5 dB100 ± 16.9 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
100 MHz21.3 dB/100m35.3 dB32.3 dB17.1 dB23.8 dB20.8 dB20.1 dB100 ± 20.0 Ohm100 ±10 Ohm
UL Voltage Rating
300V RMS

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: -25°C To +60°C
UL Temp Rating: 60°C
Storage Temp Range: -40°C To +80°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +80°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 40.7 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 55 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.560 in


CEC/C(UL) Specification: CMG
ISO/IEC Compliance: ISO/IEC 11801 ed 2.1 (2008) Class D
CPR Euroclass: Eca
Data Category: Category 5e
Telecommunications Standards: NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5e

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-01-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


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

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL1685 Vertical Tray Flame Test
CSA Flammability: FT4
IEEE Flammability: 1202

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #Color
7960A 1SW1000GREEN, RAL 6018
7960A 1SW2000GREEN, RAL 6018

Product Notes

Notes: Operating Temperature subject to length de-rating. Cable passes -40C Cold Bend per UL 1581. Limits below 4 MHz are for information only.
Date: 2004-01-01