B1) single pair 22-14awg unscreened

Single pair 22-14awg unscreened belden alternative data cables. Designed for use in instrumentation, security, data, bus & audio applications. This cable type is suitable for use where protection against electrical interference is not required.

These alternatives to Belden cables have small overall diameters and come in polyvinylchloride (PVC) or low smoke and fume (LSF) as standard.

LSF material offers reduced smoke emission / fire propagation compared with standard PVC but may still release hydrogen chloride (HCL) if burnt, there is no standard governing the HCL emissions of LSF cable. LSF should not to be confused with Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) which guarantees max. 0.5% HCL emissions. For more information please see the in-depth explanation shown on our LSZH Control Flex front page.

These cables are often available in Armoured, Duct Grade or LSZH versions on request. Please contact us for more information.


Comparable Belden References
8442 22awg 9740 18awg 8743 14 awg
8205 20awg 8741 16 awg


Construction –  single pair 22-14awg unscreened belden alternative.
(8205, 8442, 8471, 8473, 9740, 9750)
stranded tinned copper conductors.
PVC or LSF core insulation.
cores twisted together.
grey PVC or LSF outer sheath.


Technical – single pair 22-14awg unscreened belden alternative.
(8205, 8442, 8471, 8473, 9740, 9750)
conductor make-up: 22AWG = stranded 7x 0.25mm diameter (0.355mm2 area).
  20AWG = stranded 7x 0.32mm diameter (0.563mm2 area).
  18AWG = stranded 16x 0.25mm diameter (0.785mm2 area).
  16AWG = stranded 19x 0.28mm diameter (1.23mm2 area).
  14AWG = stranded 42x 0.25mm diameter (2.01mm2 area).
as AWG chart, see Stranding/Resistance page.
voltage rating: 22 to16AWG = 300V operating.
  14AWG = 600V operating.
temperature range: usually -20°C to +70°C, please check if critical
core identification: 22 to 18AWG = coloured black & red.
  16 to 14AWG = coloured black & white.


A printable PDF specification is available here: B1) single pair 22-14awg unscreened.


For alternative constructions return to the Alternatives to Belden Data Cables front page.

UL references and Belden numbers are provided for cross reference purposes only. Please inform us if you require Belden manufacture or UL approved cables.


All measurements should be considered nominal and images for illustration purposes only. Although Central Cables Ltd has made every reasonable effort to ensure its accuracy, the information contained herein is subject to error or omission and to change without notice. In no event will Central Cables Ltd be liable for any damages whatsoever, arising in connection with the information described.