DataTuff TC Cat 5e cord sets from Belden Inc., St. Louis, come with TC listed industrial Ethernet cable. These 600 V TC 1277 rated Cat 5e cord sets, with RJ45 connectors, easily route industrial Ethernet cables in the most demanding heavy-industry environments using existing 600-V cable trays. They reduce the cost of installation and the risk of field failure, with the attendant costs of operational downtime and potential safety issues.
As heavy equipment migrates to Ethernet controls, it is important to make sure that communications signals travel with a minimum of interference, physical or electrical, through the plant or field installation. Standard commercial cabling is not robust enough for the demanding, mission-critical environments of the industrial world. Standard industrial-grade Ethernet cable is designed to address the needs of industrial applications but is unable to be routed in cable trays. The latter has caused plant engineers to develop creative, but not always acceptable or reliable, ways of routing cable through a plant.
The DataTuff TC Cat 5e shielded cable can be easily deployed in pre-existing 600-V cable trays for cost-effective installation. This cabling solution also offers a family of 600-V AWM connectivity solutions that provide the easy transition from the cable tray to the applications within NEC-rated enclosures. IP20 shielded Cat 5e and Cat 6 cord set extensions, IP20 Din Rail mounted couplers, and IP20 shielded Cat 5e and Cat 6 cord sets are all available for convenient direct connection with equipment and devices.
The cable is fully compliant with Category 5e requirements of TIA 568-C.2. It uses 18 AWG conductors to provide the 600-V TC 1277 rating required for routing through 600-V cable trays.
These cables are applicable for heavy industrial mobile equipment, machinery and vehicle deployment. They meet NEC requirements for deploying in standard cable trays. The TPE jackets are sunlight- and oil-resistant (Oil Res II), have an IEEE 1202 & FT4 flame rating, and are MSHA mining approved. They have a UL 1581 –40°C cold bend rating and can withstand temperatures of up to 105°C. Cat 5eTC cord sets have RJ45 connectors, and are RoHS approved.
The Cat 5e cord set uses Belden’s Bonded-Pair Technology, a patented design that bonds the individual insulated conductors of each pair along the full length of the cable to ensure that no performance-robbing gaps develop between the conductor pairs. Bonded-Pair cables perform even when subjected to the bending, pulling and twisting that is inherent in the installation process and the stresses of the plant floor.