Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Belden DataTuff industrial ethernet Cat 5e cables are 600V AWM-rated
By Anthony Capkun
November 3, 2010
Belden has added two 600V AWM-rated, shielded cables to its DataTuff industrial ethernet line. The Cat 5e cables incorporate the company’s patented bonded-pair technology and are designed to be suitable for use in listed motor control centres (MCCs) and switchgear in EMI environments. Both DataTuff 4-pair shielded cables feature rugged construction, but they are not intended for 600V power delivery. The Cat 5e cables feature an overall shielded design with 24 AWG bonded-pair solid bare copper conductors, polyolefin insulation, a 24 AWG stranded tinned copper drain wire, and an industrial-grade oil- and sunlight-resistant PVC jacket. Part No. 7958A has an overall Beldfoil shield to meet the EMI requirements of most plant environments; Part No. 7957A has an overall Beldfoil shield plus 70% tinned copper braid (for more extreme EMI environments) and enhanced structural integrity. Both are Ethernet/IP compliant.