Belden alternative cable selection chart
This table lists part numbers and determines which band to view for more information.
Multi-mode OM2, OM3 or OM4 fibre optic (50/125)
A range of loose tube and tight buffered 50/125µm fibre optic cables generally used for backbone applications due to the high capacity and reliability, armoured options available.
B1) single pair 22-14awg unscreened
Flexible single pair data cables without electrical screening, Belden equivalent 8205, 8743, 8442, 9740, 8471.
YY LSZH NR/OZ flexible grey control cable
Multicore low smoke zero halogen control cables (unbraided) for increased safety in the case of fire.
16/0.2mm LSZH def-stan type signal cable
0.5mm² multicore screened or unscreened low smoke zero halogen cables for increased safety in the case of fire.
CT coaxial (satellite-television coax)
Single core coax cables designed to transmit satellite, CCTV, television and video signals. black PVC = internal or external, white PVC = internal only, PE = duct grade, LSZH = increased fire safety.
B3) three core 22-16awg overall foil screened
Flexible three or four data cables with collective aluminum tape (CAT) screening. Alternatives to Belden 8618, 8770, 8771, 8772, 9418.
RG coaxial (high-frequency coax)
Wide range of coax cables designed to carry high-frequency or broadband signals. Most commonly single core but twin, multicore and composite versions (with power cores) are available in some types.
B4) multicore 24awg overall foil RS232
Flexible data cables with collective aluminum tape (CAT) screening. Belden equivalent 9533, 9534, 9535, 9536, 9537, 9538, 9539, 9540, 9541, 9542, 9543, 9545, 9546.
CW1308 internal/external telephone
General signal cables used to interconnect equipment in fixed installations. white PVC, LSF or LSZH for internal use only, black PVC for internal or above ground external use.
Foundation fieldbus 1 pair A, B or high-speed
Single pair bi-directional digital cables designed for use in process automation industries, blue or orange sheath as standard.
B5) single or multi-pair 24awg overall foil RS232
Flexible single or multi-pair data cables with collective aluminum tape (CAT) screening to RS232. Alternatives to Belden 9501, 9501, 9503, 9504, 9505, 9506, 9507, 9508, 9509, 9510, 9515, 9519, 9525, 9550.
H07ZZ-F rubber LSZH single-multicore flex
Multicore flexible low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) rubber cables for increased safety in the case of fire.
Interbus 3 pair (optional 3 core)
The 3 pairs are designed for data transmission and the optional 3 cores (if included) for power applications.
B6) multi-pair 22awg individual foil screened
Flexible multi-pair data cables with individual aluminium tape (IAT) screening. Alternatives to Belden 8723, 8769, 8773, 8774, 8775, 8776, 8777, 8778, 9767, 9768, 9769.
Modbus or B9841 single pair 24awg cable
For use on Modbus systems which provide master/slave communications between intelligent automation devices.
B7) multi-pair 20-18awg individual foil screened
Flexible multi-pair data cables with individual aluminum tape (IAT) screening. Alternatives to Belden 9368, 9402, 9773, 9774, 9873, 9874, 9875, 9876, 9877, 9879.
Profibus DP single pair 24-22awg violet cable
A range of cables designed for process and field communication in cell networks
B8) multi-pair 24awg individual foil RS422
Flexible multi-pair data cables with individual aluminium tape (IAT) screening to RS422. Alternatives to Belden 9728, 9729, 9730, 9731, 9732, 9733, 9734, 9735, 9736, 9737, 9738.
Profibus PA single pair 18awg cable
Commonly used for process automation and instrumentation applications in hazardous and intrinsically safe areas.
B9) one-four pair 24awg overall foil+braid RS485
Flexible single & multi-pair data cables with collective aluminium tape and tinned copper wire braid screening. Alternatives to Belden 9841, 9842, 9843, 9844.
B10) multicore 24awg overall foil+braid RS232+423
Flexible multicore data cables with collective aluminium tape and tinned copper wire braid screening. Alternatives to Belden 9925, 9927, 9929, 9931, 9932, 9933, 9934, 9935, 9936, 9937, 9938.
B11) multi-pair 24awg overall foil+braid RS232+422
Flexible multipair data cables with collective aluminium tape and tinned copper wire braid screening . Alternatives to Belden 8102. 8103, 8104, 8105, 8106, 8107, 8108, 8110, 8112, 8115, 8118, 8125.
B12) multi-pair 24awg ind+overall foil+braid RS422
Flexible data cables with individual & collective aluminium tape (ICAT) screening plus tinned copper wire braid (TCWB). Alternatives to Belden 8162, 8163, 8164, 8166, 8167, 8168, 8170, 8175, 8178, 8185.