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General Specifications
   Product Type       
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   Cordage       Cordage is used typically for low voltage, commercial, or domestic applications. They are used to make power cords, and do not include the end connectors. 
   Multiconductor Cable       Multiconductor cables contain two or more conductors, each of which consists of a single wire or combination of wires. Cable shielding is placed around an insulated conductor or group of conductors to prevent electrostatic or electromagnetic interference. 
   Fieldbus       Fieldbus is a general digital communications protocol for industrial applications. It is used to link industrial devices such as actuators, sensors, transducers, controllers, and other industrial components. 
   AS-i       The AS-interface (AS-i) is a network system for the lower field range of the automation level. It is appropriate for networking binary actuators and sensors. Through the use of a special IC, it is possible to integrate AS-i directly to small devices in a cost-effective manner. 
   ARCNET       ARCNET is a high-speed, token-based, network technology used to provide LAN communications between computers in both the industrial and commercial marketplaces. 
   CANbus       CANbus is a high-speed, serial data network for harsh electrical environments. 
   CANopen       CANopen is an industrial communication fieldbus protocol based on CANbus. 
   DeviceNet       DeviceNet is designed to connect industrial devices such as limit switches, photoelectric cells, valve manifolds, motor starters, drives, and operator displays to PLCs and PCs. 
   Foundation Fieldbus       Foundation fieldbus is an all-digital, serial, two-way communications system that serves as a local area network (LAN) for factory/plant instrumentation and control devices. The fieldbus environment is the base level group of the digital networks in the hierarchy of plant networks. Foundation fieldbus is used in both process and manufacturing automation applications. 
   HART®       HART is an acronym for Highway Addressable Remote Transducer. The HART protocol makes use of the Bell 202 Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) standard to superimpose digital signals at a low level on top of the 4-20mA. This enables two-way communications to take place and makes it possible for additional information beyond just the normal process variable to be communicated to/from a smart field instrument. The HART protocol communicates without interrupting the 4-20mA signal and allows a host application (master) to get two or more digital updates per second from a field device. As the digital FSK signal is phase continuous, there is no interference with the 4-20mA signal. 
   PROFIBUS       PROFIBUS is a vendor-independent, open fieldbus standard used in a wide variety of manufacturing and process automation applications. 
   P-Net       P-Net is a data communication standard specially designed for automation and process control applications. It is a European standard (EN 50 170 Vol. 1) that is now part of the International Fieldbus Standard (IEC 61158 Type 4) 
   Other       Other, unlisted or proprietary cable types. 
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   Cable Jacket:      Material having a high resistance to the flow of electric current to prevent leakage of current from a conductor.
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   Ethylene Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM)       Ethylene propylene diene elastomer (EPDM) is a chemically cross-linked elastomer with excellent flexibility at both high and low temperatures (- 55° C to 150° C). 
   Neoprene       Neoprene is a synthetic rubber with good resistance to oil, chemicals, and flames. Neoprene is also called polychloroprene. 
   Polyethylene (PE)       Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties and a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies. It is stiff to very hard and provides excellent moisture resistance. 
   Polypropylene       Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material similar to polyethylene, but somewhat stiffer and with a higher softening point (temperature). 
   Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)       Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a general-purpose thermoplastic used for wire and cable insulation. PVC offers high flexibility and is often used in no plenum wire insulation and cable jackets. Modified PVC may be found in the jacketing of some plenum-rated cables. 
   Silicon Rubber       Silicon rubber has excellent flexibility at low temperatures; however, it has poor mechanical toughness and fluid resistance. 
   Teflon®       Teflon®, a registered trademark of the DuPont Company, is used widely in wire and cable jacketing. It is inert to most chemicals and extremely slippery. 
   Tefzel®       Tefzel® is a fluorocopolymer thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and toughness. Tefzel is a registered trademark of the DuPont company. 
   Other       Other unlisted jacket type. 
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   Cable Insulation:      Insulation materials have a high resistance to the flow of electric current in order to prevent the leakage of current from a conductor.
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   Ethylene Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM)       Ethylene propylene diene elastomer (EPDM) is a chemically cross-linked elastomer with excellent flexibility at both high and low temperatures (- 55° C to 150° C). 
   Mica Tape       Mica tape has a very high temperature rating. 
   Neoprene       Neoprene is a synthetic rubber with good resistance to oil, chemicals, and flames. Neoprene is also called polychloroprene. 
   Polyethylene (PE)       Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties and a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies. It is stiff to very hard and provides excellent moisture resistance. 
   Polypropylene       Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material similar to polyethylene, but somewhat stiffer and with a higher softening point (temperature). 
   Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)       Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a general-purpose thermoplastic used for wire and cable insulation. PVC offers high flexibility and is often used in no plenum wire insulation and cable jackets. Modified PVC may be found in the jacketing of some plenum-rated cables. 
   Silicon Rubber       Silicon rubber has excellent flexibility at low temperatures; however, it has poor mechanical toughness and fluid resistance. 
   Teflon®       Teflon®, a registered trademark of the DuPont Company, is used widely in wire and cable jacketing. It is inert to most chemicals and extremely slippery. 
   Tefzel®       Tefzel® is a fluorocopolymer thermoplastic material with excellent electrical properties, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and toughness. Tefzel is a registered trademark of the DuPont company. 
   Other       Other, unlisted or proprietary insulation types. 
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   Cable Conductor:      Cable conductor materials are suitable for carrying electric current. A cable conductor consists of a wire or combination of wires that are not insulated from one another.
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   Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys       Aluminum is a metal characterized by high resistance to corrosion, good electrical and thermal conductivity, and a density which is about one-third or less that of steel, copper, or nickel. Aluminum can be used as a power conductor, or for wire and cable shielding. 
   Aluminum Clad Steel       Wires have a steel core to which an outer shell of aluminum is fused. 
   Copper Clad Steel       Wires have a steel core to which an outer shell of copper is fused. 
   Copper and Copper Alloys       Copper is the most widely used electrical conductor in wires and cables. On a volume basis, it has the conductivity of the common (non-precious) metals. Copper and copper alloys offer excellent corrosion resistance, high thermal conductivity, and ease of fabricating, joining, and forming. The strength-to-weight ratio of copper is relatively low. It loses strength at elevated temperatures. 
   Other       Other unlisted cable conductors. 
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   Cable Shielding:      A metallic layer placed around an insulated conductor or group of conductors to prevent electrostatic or electromagnetic interference between the enclosed wires and external fields.
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   No Shielding       No shielding. 
   Braid       Woven, bare, metallic, or tinned copper wire is used as shielding for wires and cables, as well as ground wire equipment. Braids include woven, fibrous, protective outer coverings over conductors or cables. 
   Drain Wire / Copper Wire       Drain wire is an uninsulated cable wire that is laid over the component or components and used as a ground connection. 
   Foil / Copper Tape       Thin foil or copper foil is used as shielding for wires and cables. 
   Foil Braid       Braided foil is used as a shielding for wires and cables. 
   Other       Other unlisted or specialized shielding types. 
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Conductor Size
   North American (AWG)       American wire gauge (AWG) is a U.S. standard for non-ferrous wire conductor sizes. Non-ferrous materials include copper and aluminum. The term "gauge" refers to the wire's diameter. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire. Thicker wires carry more current because it has less electrical resistance over a given length. Typical household wiring is AWG 12 or 14. Telephone wire is usually AWG 22, 24, or 26.  
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   AWG 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 or Larger?       AWG 2/0, 3/0, and 4/0 are also referred to as 00, 000 and 0000, respectively. Sizes larger than 4/0 are measured in circular mils (CM) or thousand circular mils (MCM). 
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   International (mm2)       Outside of North America, wire conductor sizes are measured in square millimeters (mm2). 
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Cable  Performance
   Rated Voltage       The rated voltage for the cable. 
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   Rated Amperage       The rated amperage for the cable. 
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   Impedance       The characteristic impedance of a uniform line is the ratio of an applied potential difference to the resultant current at the point where the potential difference is applied, when the line is of infinite length. Note that the term impedance is applied only to a uniform line, of which coaxial cable is an example. There are three main impedance groups in coaxial cable: 50, 70, and 93 ohms. 
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   Operating Temperature       This is the rated temperature for the cable. 
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   Number of Conductors       The number of insulated conductors in the cable. 
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Standards
   Standards       
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   RoHS       Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union (EU) directive that requires all manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment sold in Europe to demonstrate that their products contain only minimal levels of the following hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated diphenyl ether. RoHS will become effective on July 1, 2006. 
   CSA Mark
CSA Mark
 
     Products that bear a CSA Mark have been tested by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and meet applicable standards for safety and/or performance. These standards are written and administered by organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and CSA International. CSA Marks may appear alone or with indicators. CSA Marks that appear alone are used with products certified primarily for the Canadian market, to the applicable Canadian standards. CSA Marks that appear with the indicators “C” and “US” or “NRTL/C” is used with products certified for both the U.S. and Canadian markets, to the applicable U.S. and Canadian standards. 
   CE Marking
CE Conformity Mark
 
     CE Marking indicates that a product complies with the essential requirements of relevant European Union (EU) directives that uphold national standards for health, safety, and environmental protection. CE Marking is required in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), an organization that consists of the twenty five member states of the EU and the three members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). CE Marking refers to the safety of a product. It is not a quality standard. 
   ISO       The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards organizations from over 100 countries. ISO's mission is to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to foster cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, technological, and economic activity. ISO certifications include ISO 7779, ISO 9000, ISO 9001:1987, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 14000 and ISO 17025. ISO 7779 is concerned with acoustics, telecommunications equipment, and the measurement of airborne noise emitted by information technology (IT) equipment. ISO 9001:2000 establishes requirements for company quality management systems. ISO 13485 is concerned with medical devices, quality management systems and requirements for regulatory purposes.  ISO 14000 establishes requirements for environmental management policies that minimize a company’s harmful effects on the environment. ISO 17025 outlines the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. 
   IEC       The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global, non-profit organization that develops and maintains voluntary quality, safety, and performance standards for electrical materials, products, and systems The IEC also publishes standards for the electronics and telecommunications industries. The IEC’s membership consists of the electrotechnical standards organizations from each of its 51 member nations. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) represents the United States. 
   MIL-SPEC       Suppliers comply with military specifications (MIL-SPEC) or military standards (MIL-STD). 
   FCC       Under rules and regulations, Title 47, Part 15 Subpart B, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all commercial electronic devices (unintentional radio-frequency radiators) destined for sale in the United States that have clocks / oscillators that operate at a frequency greater than 9 kHz and that use digital techniques. This includes most products that employ microprocessors, as well as RF devices. 
   UL Recognized Component Mark (US and Canadian)       UL Recognized Component Marks are used only on component parts that are part of a larger product or system. These components may have restrictions on their performance or may be incomplete in construction. Products intended for Canada carry the Recognized Component Mark "C." 
   VDE       Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), the Association of German Electrical Engineers, is a non-profit testing institute that publishes standards and certifies electrical and electronic components. The VDE Mark indicates conformity with VDE, European Union (EU), and internationally harmonized standards. It confirms compliance with the protective requirements of the applicable EU directives. 
   Other       Other unlisted standards. 
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