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Flame Retardant Data Cables

Flame Retardant CAT5e Data Cables

FTX-CAT5e U/UTP4P24
FTX-CAT5e f/UTP4P24
FTX-CAT5e sf/UTP4P24

Flame Retardant CAT5e Data Cables

Application

Cat5E is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocol, suitable for basic voice and data

installations up to 100 MHz. In addition, these cables can be offered with copper wire braid armoured & flame

retardant outer sheath, providing additional mechanically protection still maintaining the flexibility of the cable.

Standards

Basic design to EN50173

Fire Performance

Flame Retardance (Single Vertical
Wire Test)
EN 60332-1-2; IEC 60332-1-2; BS EN 60332-1-2; VDE
0482-332-1 ; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F1); NF C32-070-2.1(C2); CEI 20-35/1-2; EN 50265-2-1*; DIN VDE 0482-265-2-1*
Reduced Fire Propagation
(Vertically-mounted bundled wires
& cable test)
EN 60332-3-24 (cat. C); IEC 60332-3-24; BS EN 60332-3-24; VDE 0482-332-3; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F2); NF C32-070-2.2(C1); CEI 20-22/3-4; EN 50266-2-4*; DIN VDE 0482-266-2-4
Halogen Free IEC 60754-1; EN 50267-2-1; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-1; CEI 20-37/2-1 ; BS 6425-1*
No Corrosive Gas Emission IEC 60754-2; EN 50267-2-2; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-2; CEI 20-37/2-2 ; BS 6425-2*
minimum Smoke Emission IEC 61034-1&2; EN 61034 -1&2; DIN VDE 0482-1034-1&2; CEI 20-37/3-1&2; EN 50268-1&2*; BS 7622-1&2*
No Toxic gases NES 02-713; NF C 20-454

Note: Asterisk * denotes superseded standard.

Voltage Rating

60V

Cable Construction

Conductors: 24AWG solid bare copper.

Insulation: HDPE.

Twinning: Two coloured insulated conductors twisted together to form a pair.

Outer Sheath: Thermoplastic LSZH compound type LTS3 as per BS 7655-6.1 (Thermosetting LSZH compound

type SW2-SW4 as per BS 7655:section 2.6 can be offered.)

Cat5E F/UTP: These cables have collective shielding of aluminium/Polyester tape with drain wire.

Cat5E SF/UTP: These cables have double collective shieldings of aluminium/Polyester tape& copper wire braid.

Colour Code

Insulation Colour: See technical information

Outer sheath: Black or blue

Physical And Thermal Properties

Temperature range: -30°C ~ +75°C

Minimum bending radius during installation (mobile state): 8 x Overall Diameter

Minimum bending radius during operation (fixed state): 4 x Overall Diameter

Electrical Properties

AWG   24
Nominal Conductor Diameter mm 0.53
maximum DC Resistant@20°C Ω/100m 9.38
maximum DCR Unbalance % 5
maximum mutual Capacitance pF/m 55.8
maximum Capacitance Unbalance pF/100m 330
Characteristic Impedance@1-100mHz Ω 100+/-15
maximum Propagation Delay Skew ns/100m 45

Transmission Properties

FREQ
mHz
maximum
Attenuation dB/100m
minimum
NEXT
dB
minimum
PSNEXT
dB
minimum
ELFEXT
dB/100m
minimum
PSELFEXT
dB/100m
minimum
RL
dB
0.772 1.8 67.0 64.0 66.0 63.0
1 2.0 65.3 62.3 63.8 60.8 20.0
4 4.1 56.3 53.3 51.7 48.7 23.0
8 5.8 51.8 48.8 45.7 42.7 24.5
10 6.5 50.3 47.3 43.8 40.8 25.0
16 8.2 47.3 44.3 39.7 36.7 25.0
20 9.3 45.8 42.8 37.7 34.7 25.0
25 10.4 44.3 41.3 35.8 32.8 24.3
31.25 11.7 42.9 39.9 33.9 30.9 23.6
62.5 17.0 38.4 35.4 27.8 24.8 21.5
100 22.0 35.3 32.3 23.8 20.8 20.1

Contruction Parameters

Cable Code Conductor
Diameter
Diameter Over Insulation Pairs Screen Nominal Overall Diameter
  mm mm     mm
Cat5E U/UTP 0.5/0.51 0.91 4 Nil 5.1
Cat5E F/UTP 0.53 1.00 4 Overall Aluminum Tape Screen 6.3
Cat5E SF/UTP 0.53 1.00 4 Overall Aluminum Tape Screen & Copper Wire Braid 6.6