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OSP6AU - Multi-Conductor - Category 6A Outside Plant Cable

Category 6A (500MHz), 4-Unbonded-Pair, Outside Plant Cable, 23 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, PO Insulation, Patented X-spline Technology, Gel Flooded, Inner Polyolefin Jacket, EquiBlock Barrier Tape, Ripcord, Outer Polyolefin Jacket.

Product Overview

Environmental Space: Outdoor
Suitable Applications: OSP-Outside Plant, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless, Wi-Fi, 100Base TX, 100Base VG ANYLAN, 155ATM, 622ATM, HDBASET, 4K, NTSC/PAL Component or Composite Video, AES/EBU Digital Audio AES51, RS-422, PoE, PoE+

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Pairs
23SolidBC - Bare Copper4
Conductor Count: 8
Total Number of Pairs: 4
Conductor Size: 23 AWG
PO - Polyolefin
Bonded-Pair: N/A
Color Chart
1White & Blue
2White & Orange
3White & Green
4White & Brown
Inner Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterRipcord
PO - Polyolefin0.260 inNo
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal DiameterRipcord
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene0.355 inYes

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Max. Conductor DCRMax. DCR UnbalanceMax DCR Unbalanced Between Pairs [%]
82 Ohm/km3.0 %5.0 %
Max. Capacitance UnbalanceNom.Mutual Capacitance
45 pF/100m17 pF/ft
Frequency [MHz]Max. DelayMax. Delay SkewNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
100 MHz537.6 ns/100m45 ns/100m64.0 %
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 ImpedanceMin. PSANEXTMin. PSAACRFMin. TCL [dB]Min. ELTCTL [dB]
1 MHz2.1 dB/100m74.3 dB72.3 dB72.2 dB70.2 dB67.8 dB64.8 dB20.0 dB105 +/- 10115 +/- 1567.0 dB67.0 dB40.0 dB35.0 dB
4 MHz3.8 dB/100m65.3 dB63.3 dB61.5 dB59.5 dB55.8 dB52.8 dB23.0 dB105 +/- 10100 +/- 767.0 dB66.2 dB40.0 dB23.0 dB
8 MHz5.3 dB/100m60.8 dB58.8 dB55.4 dB53.4 dB49.7 dB46.7 dB24.5 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB60.1 dB40.0 dB16.9 dB
10 MHz5.9 dB/100m59.3 dB57.3 dB53.4 dB51.4 dB47.8 dB44.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB58.2 dB40.0 dB15.0 dB
16 MHz7.5 dB/100m56.2 dB54.2 dB48.8 dB46.8 dB43.7 dB40.7 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB54.1 dB38.0 dB10.9 dB
20 MHz8.4 dB/100m54.8 dB52.8 dB46.4 dB44.4 dB41.8 dB38.8 dB25.0 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB52.2 dB37.0 dB9.0 dB
25 MHz9.4 dB/100m53.3 dB51.3 dB44.0 dB42.0 dB39.8 dB36.8 dB24.3 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB50.2 dB36.0 dB7.0 dB
31.25 MHz10.5 dB/100m51.9 dB49.9 dB41.4 dB39.4 dB37.9 dB34.9 dB23.6 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 767.0 dB48.3 dB35.1 dB5.1 dB
62.5 MHz15.0 dB/100m47.4 dB45.4 dB32.4 dB30.4 dB31.9 dB28.9 dB21.5 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 765.6 dB42.3 dB32.0 dB
100 MHz19.1 dB/100m44.3 dB42.3 dB25.2 dB23.2 dB27.8 dB24.8 dB20.1 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 762.5 dB38.2 dB30.0 dB
200 MHz27.6 dB/100m39.8 dB37.8 dB12.2 dB10.2 dB21.8 dB18.8 dB18.0 dB100 +/- 22100 +/- 758.0 dB32.2 dB27.0 dB
250 MHz31.1 dB/100m38.3 dB36.3 dB7.3 dB5.3 dB19.8 dB16.8 dB17.3 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 756.5 dB30.2 dB26.0 dB
300 MHz34.3 dB/100m37.1 dB35.1 dB2.9 dB0.9 dB18.3 dB15.3 dB16.8 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 755.3 dB28.7 dB25.2 dB
350 MHz37.2 dB/100m36.1 dB34.1 dB16.9 dB13.9 dB16.3 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 754.3 dB27.3 dB24.6 dB
400 MHz40.1 dB/100m35.3 dB33.3 dB15.8 dB12.8 dB15.9 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 753.5 dB26.2 dB24.0 dB
450 MHz42.7 dB/100m34.5 dB32.5 dB14.7 dB11.7 dB15.5 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 752.7 dB25.1 dB23.5 dB
500 MHz45.3 dB/100m33.8 dB31.8 dB13.8 dB10.8 dB15.2 dB100 +/- 32100 +/- 752.0 dB24.2 dB23.0 dB
Segregation class according EN50174-2: a
UL Voltage Rating
300 V RMS

Temperature Range

Installation Temp Range: -40°C To +60°C
Non-UL Temp Rating: +75°C
Storage Temp Range: -40°C To +75°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Cold Bend Test: -40°C Compliance Per UL 1581
Bulk Cable Weight: 48 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 25 lbs
Min Bend Radius During Installation: 3.75 in
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 3.0 in


NEC/(UL) Specification: N/A
ISO/IEC Compliance: 11801 ed 2.2 (2011) Class EA
CPR Euroclass: Fca
Data Category: Category 6A
ANSI Compliance: S-116-732-2013 Category 6A, ANSI/NEMA WC-66 Category 6A
Telecommunications Standards: ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 6A
IEEE Specification: IEEE 802.3bt Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4
Other Specification: Outdoor Use ANSI/ICEA S-56-434, Broadband Outdoor Use ANSI/ICEA S-99-689, Verified Channel/Category 6A

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): 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: Yes
EU CE Mark: No
EU REACH SVHC Compliance (yyyy-mm-dd): 2017-07-10
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2015-12-15
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes - When supported by messenger wire
Suitability - Burial: Yes - Engineered burial only
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: No
Suitability - Non-Halogenated: No
Suitability - Oil Resistance: No
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes
Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL voltage rating: 300 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorUPC
OSP6AU 0101000Black612825378266

Product Notes

Notes: Print Includes Descending Footage/Meter Markings from Max. Put-Up Length to 0. Not Suitable for Direct Burial.
Date: 2015-12-15
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