Belden 1668A Cat 5 Unbonded Pair Cable

Belden 1668A Cat 5 Cable

The Belden 1668A Multi-Conductor Category 5 Unbonded Pair Cable is suitable for horizontal cable on premises.

Cable Construction

Number of Pairs: 8
Conductor AWG: 24
Conductor Stranding: Solid
Conductor Material: Bare Copper
Insulation Material: Polyolefin
Outer Shield: Aluminium Foil Polyester Tape Beldfoil ®
Shield Material Coverage: 100%
Outer Shield Drain Wire AWG: 24
Outer Shield Stranding: Solid
Drain Wire Conductor Material: Tinned Copper
Outer Jacket Material: PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
Overall Nominal Diameter: 0.518 x 0.254"
Outer Jacket Ripcord: Yes
Pair Colour Coding: 1: White / Blue Striped & blue

2: White / Orange Stripe & Orange

3: White / Green Stripe & Green

4: White / Brown Stripe & Brown

Mechanical Properties

Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +75°C
Bulk Cable Weight: 60 lbs / 1000ft
Maximum Recommended Pulling Tension: 50 lbs
Minimum Bending Radius (Install) / Minor Axis: 2.4"

Cable Standards

NEC / (UL): CM, UL444
CEC/C(UL): CM
EU CE Mark: Yes
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS): Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date : 01/01/2004
EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire and Cable) Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes
Telecommunications Standards: 568 TSB 36, Category 5
Other Specifications: Each leg ETL verified to TSB 36 Category 5
UL Flame Test: UL1685 UL Loading
CSA Flame Test: FT1
Plenum: No

Electrical Properties

Nominal Mutual Capacitance: 15 pF/ft
Nominal Velocity of Propagation: 67% VP
Maximum Capacitance Unbalance (pF/100m): 330
Maximum Delay: 5.38@100MHz (ns/100m)
Maximum Delay Skew: 45 (ns/100m)
Maximum Conductor DC Resistance: 9.38 @20°C (Ohm / 100m)
Maximum Operating Voltage - UL: 300 V RMS
Maximum DCR Unbalanced: 5 @ 20°C (%)

Frequency (MHz) Max Attenuation Min NEXT Min. PSNEXT Min. SRL Fitted Imp.
MHz dB/100m dB dB dB Ohms
1 2.0 62.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
4 4.1 53.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
8 5.8 48.8 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
10 6.5 47.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
16 8.2 44.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
20 9.3 42.8 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
25 10.4 41.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
31.25 11.7 39.9 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
62.5 17.0 35.4 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%
100 22.0 32.3 n/a n/a 100 ± 15%

Cable Notes

  • Leg One = 4pr Cat 5
  • Leg Two = 4pr Cat 5
  • Colour Code and Shielding Applies to both legs
  • A polarity rib is applied to one leg
  • Not compatible with RJ11/12/45 connectors
  • Jacket sequentially marked at 2ft intervals
  • Third party verified to TIA / EIA-568-TSB 36
  • Category 5 (Leg 1 & 2)

Cable Ordering

Part No. Length (m) Shipping Weight (kg) Colour Notes Item Description
1668A F6H1000 305 31.75 Grey, Dark Pearl C Z 2 X 4 PR #24 PP PVC PARA
1668A F6H1640 500 49.84 Grey, Dark Pearl C N 2 X 4 PR #24 PP PVC PARA

C: Reel Put Up
N : Final put up length may vary -0% TO +10% from length shown
Z : Final put up length may vary ±10% for spools or reels and ±5% for unreel cartons from length shown

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