SPEC 49023

26AWG 2 Pair Shielded Industrial Ethernet Cable

Cat 5e. CM. CMX.. 75°C. Sunlight Resistance. Outdoor Rated. RoHS-2



  1. Conductor:26AWG, stranded, tinned copper per ASTM B33 and B174
  2. Insulation:High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  3. Pairs:Color coded singles twisted into pairs
  4. Color Code:1PR - White/Green, Green; 2PR - White/Orange, Orange
  5. Assembly:Twisted pairs cabled together with filler and wrapped with clear polyester tape to form a round cable
  6. Shielding:An overall shield of 38 AWG tinned copper braid (75% coverage) is applied over the cable core and under a second aluminized polyester foil shield (100% coverage).
  7. Jacket:Teal, Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Applications and Features:

Shielded Ethernet Cat 5e cable designed for the harsh industrial environment and provides excellent protection against EMI interference. It is suitable for continuous flexing cable track and torsion applications. For use for wiring network interconnections. Industrial strength jacket provides excellent resistance to low temperatures (-40°C), common oils and chemicals, flame, UV and weather exposure.


  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B174 Standard Specification for Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 444 Communications Cables (75C, 300V)
  • CSA C22.2 No.214 Communications cables
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • CE/RoHS-2 – The CE Marking has been applied solely to express the conformance to the material restrictions identified in the RoHS-2 (2011/65/EU) Directive
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Southwire Industrial Ethernet Cat 5e Flexing 2 PR 26AWG SF/UTP EXXXXXX C(UL)US TYPE CMX OUTDOOR - CM 75C SUN RES -- CE RoHS-2 -- (Lot Designator) (Sequential Footage) Made in USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeNumber of PairsCond. StrandsInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightDC Resistance @ 25°CMax Plug to Plug Transmission Distance + POE

    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item


    Mutual Capacitance:13.5 PF/FT at 1 MHz
    Dielectric Withstanding:1500V RMS
    Impedance:100 ± 15 Ω 1-100 MHz
    Impedance, Smoothed:100 ± 10 Ω Typical 5 -100 MHz
    Return Loss:1 ≤ ƒ < 10 MHz
    10 ≤ ƒ < 20MHz
    20 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz
    20 + 6 LOG(ƒ) dB MIN*
    26 dB MIN*
    26 - 5LOG(ƒ/20) dB MIN*
    NEXT:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz35.3 -15 LOG(ƒ/100) dB MIN
    ACRF:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz23.8 - 20 LOG(ƒ/100) dB MIN
    Insertion Loss:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz1.5[1.967 SQRT(ƒ) + 0.023(ƒ) + 0.050/SQRT(ƒ)] dB MAX
    Delay:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz534 + 36/SQRT(F) ns MAX
    Delay Skew:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz<25ns
    ELTCTL:1 ≤ ƒ ≤ 30MHz35-20 LOG(ƒ)
    Coupling Attenuation:30 ≤ ƒ ≤ 100MHz≥ 60 dB E3* Per IEC 62153-4-9
    Velocity of Propagation68%
    * Per ODVA Volume 2 Ethernet/IP
    Note: All testing is conducted off the reel


    Flex Life:(126 cycles/minute @ 20°C)1 million cycle test (10x Cable OD, minimum radius)
    10 million cycle test (20x Cable OD, minimum radius)
    Torsion Test:(1lb load, 360°, 71 Cycles/min @ 20°C)3 million cycle test

    Revision: 1.0.00C