Part # Type  Shielding  Voltage  AWG  # of Elements  Jacket Material  Jacket Diameter  Applicable Specifications 
1243/5 Composite  UNSHIELDED  300  22+22  PVC  0.195  CA Prop 65, CSA CMG, CSA FT4, UL AWM 2785, UL CM 
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 Diameters (In)
1) Component 1 1 X 3 COND 
a) Conductor 22 (7/30) AWG TC 0.030
b) Insulation 0.016" Wall, Nom. PVC 0.062
(1) Color(s)  
Cond Color Cond Color Cond Color
1 WHITE 2 BLACK3 RED
c) Cabling 3 COND Cabled 
(1) Twists: 6.9 Twists/foot (min) 
d) Shield TC BRAID Shield,80% Coverage, Min. 
2) Component 2 1 X 2 COND 
a) Conductor 22 (7/30) AWG TC 0.030
b) Insulation 0.016" Wall, Nom. PVC 0.062
(1) Color Code Alpha Wire Color Code D
Cond Color Cond Color Cond Color
1 BLACK 2 RED 
c) Cabling 2 COND Cabled 
(1) Twists: 6.9 Twists/foot (min) 
3) Cable Assembly 2 Components run parallel under jacket. 
4) Jacket 0.020" Wall, Nom.,PVC0.195X0.300
 (0.205X0.314 Max.)
a) Color(s) SLATE
b) Print ALPHA WIRE-* P/N 1243/5 5C 22 AWG
SHIELDED 75C (UL) TYPE CM OR AWM 2785
C(UL) 60C TYPE CMG FT4 CE ROHS
* = Factory Code
[Note: Product may have c(UL) or CSA markings depending upon plant of manufacture.]
1) UL AWM/STYLE 2785 60°C / 300 VRMS
 CM 75°C
2) CSA International C(UL) TYPE CMG 60°C
 FT4 
3) CE:EU Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
1) CE: EU Directive 2011/65/EU(RoHS2), EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS3):
 This product complies with European Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 and the amending Directive 2015/863/EU of 4 June 2015 . No Exemptions are required for RoHS Compliance on this item.
2) REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006):
 This product does not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed on the European Union's REACH candidate list in excess of 0.1% mass of the item.
3) California Proposition 65:Exempt from warning labels based on the Consent Judgment. Please see Alpha's CA Prop 65 Statement for more information.
Physical & Mechanical Properties
1) Temperature Range-20 to 75°C
2) Bend Radius 10X Cable Diameter
3) Pull Tension 31 Lbs, Maximum
Electrical Properties(For Engineering purposes only)
1) Voltage Rating 300 VRMS
2) Component 1
a) Capacitance 39 pf/ft @1 kHz, Nominal Conductor to Conductor
b) Ground Capacitance70.2 pf/ft @1 kHz, Nominal
c) Inductance0.2 µH/ft, Nominal
d) Conductor DCR16.2 Ω/1000ft @20°C, Nominal
e) Component Shield DCR5.1 Ω/1000ft @20°C, Nominal
3) Component 2
a) Capacitance 28 pf/ft @1 kHz, Nominal Conductor to Conductor
b) Characteristic Impedance81 Ω
c) Inductance0.2 µH/ft, Nominal
d) Conductor DCR16.2 Ω/1000ft @20°C, Nominal
PackagingFlange x Traverse x Barrel (inches)
a) 1000 FT 12 x 12 x 3.5 Continuous length
b) 500 FT 12 x 6 x 3.5 Continuous length
c) 100 FT 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 Continuous length
 [Spool dimensions may vary slightly]

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