Part # Type  Shielding  AWG  Stranding  # of Elements  Insulation Material  Jacket Thickness  Applicable Specifications 
74008 Pair  UNSHIELDED  24  SOLID  PO    ANSI 568-C2, CE, CSA FT4, ISO_IEC 11801, NEMA WC-63.1, ROHS - RoHS Compliance, UL CMR, UL OIL RES I 
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  Diameters (In)
1) Component 1 1 X 4 PAIR  
a) Conductor 24 (SOLID) AWG Bare Copper 0.020
b) Insulation 0.009" Wall, Nom. Polyolefin 0.035
(1) Color(s)    
Pair Color Pair Color Pair Color
1 BLUE - WHITE/BLUE 3 GREEN - WHITE/GREEN  
2 ORANGE - WHITE/ORANGE 4 BROWN - WHITE/BROWN  
c) Pair 2/Cond Cabled Together  
(1) Twists: Staggered Lays  
d) Cabling 4 PAIR Cabled  
(1) Twists: 4.8 Twists/foot (min)  
e) Jacket 0.018" Wall, Nom.,PVC 0.202
(1) Color(s) BLACK
2) Jacket 0.035" Wall, Nom.,PVC 0.285 (0.299 Max.)
a) Color(s) BLACK
b) Ripcord 1 End 810 Denier Nylon  
c) Print ALPHA WIRE-* P/N 74008 4PR24 AWG VERIFIED (UL)
CAT 5E CMR OR C(UL) CMR --- ISO/IEC 11801 CAT 5E
SUN RES OIL RES II --- US PATENT 6273977, 5821467
CE ROHS (2 FT, 7 DIGIT SEQUENTIAL NUMBER) FT
[Note: Product may have c(UL) or CSA markings depending upon plant of manufacture.]
* = Factory Code
1) UL CMR 75°C
  OIL RES I/II  
2) CSA International C(UL) TYPE CMR 75°C
  FT4  
3) Other ISO/IEC 11801 Category 5e Horizontal Cable  
  TIA-568-C.2 Cat5e  
  NEMA WC-63.1 Category 5e  
4) CE: EU Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EC
1) CE: EU Directive 2011/65/EU(RoHS2):
  This product complies with European Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011and the amending Directive 2015/863/EU of 4 June 2015 . No Exemptions are required for RoHS Compliance on this item. Consult Alpha Wire's web site for RoHS C of C.
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. For up-to-date information, please see Alpha's REACH SVHC Declaration.
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 -10 to 75°C
2) Bend Radius 4X Cable Diameter
3) Pull Tension 25 Lbs, Maximum
4) Sunlight Resistance Yes
5) Cable Weight 30 Lbs/1000Ft

Electrical Properties (For Engineering purposes only)
1) Voltage Rating 300 VRMS
2) Characteristic Impedance 100 Ω  +/- 15
3) Mutual Capacitance 15 pF/ft @1 kHz, Nominal
4) Velocity of Propagation 70 %
5) Conductor DCR 27.4 Ω/1000ft @20°C, Nominal

Frequency(MHz) Max. Attenuation(dB/100m) Min. NEXT(dB) Min. PSNEXT(dB) Min. ACR(dB) Min. PSACR(dB)
1 2 65.3 65.3 63.3 63.3
4 4 56.3 56.3 52.3 52.3
8 5.7 51.8 51.8 46.1 46.1
10 6.4 50.3 50.3 43.9 43.9
16 8.1 47.3 47.3 39.1 39.1
20 9.2 45.8 45.8 35.2 35.2
25 10.3 44.3 44.3 34.1 34.1
31.25 11.6 42.9 42.9 31.3 31.3
62.5 16.8 38.4 38.4 21.6 21.6
100 21.7 35.3 35.3 17.1 17.1


Frequency (MHz) Input (unfitted) Imp. (Ohms) Fitted Imp. (Ohms) Min. ELFEXT(dB) Min. PSELFEXT(dB) Min. RL(dB)
1 100±12
100±10 63.8 60.8 20
4 100±12 100±10 51.7 48.7 23
8 100±12 100±10 45.7 42.7 24.5 
10 100±12 100±10 43.8 40.8 25
16 100±12 100±10 39.7 36.7 25
20 100±12
100±10 37.7 34.7 25 
25 100±15
100±10 35.8 32.8 24.3 
31.25 100±15 100±10 33.9 30.9 23.6
62.5 100±15 100±10 27.8 24.8 21.5
100 100±15 100±10 23.8 20.8 20.1


Packaging Flange x Traverse x Barrel (inches)
a) 500 FT 12 x 10 x 5 Continuous length
  [Spool dimensions may vary slightly]

Alpha Essentials Industrial Ethernet Cable:

Alpha Essentials Industrial Ethernet collection is comprised of 10 constructions, all fully compatible with RJ45 connectors. The expansion covers a wide range of categories including CAT 5, CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7. The expanded offerings now include a CAT 5e LSZH construction (74007) and a flat CAT 6 construction (74010), ideal for limited spaces. Cables are available in conductor sizes from 26-22 AWG and with temperature ranges between -40°C to +90°C.

Alpha Wire’s Industrial Ethernet cables are the perfect solution for applications in the robotics, medical, automation, and transportation industries. The collection includes cables of varying flexibility (continuous, torsional, and moderate flex) and approvals (VW-1, EN 50173, ISO/IEC 11801, & more). Available jacket materials include ZH-PUR, PVC, and TPE. 

  • Foil/Braid, TC Braid, & Unshielded options
  • PO, PP, & PE (Foam Skin) Insulation
  • Tinned Copper, Bare Copper, & Copper Alloy Conductors
  • Black & Green (74001 & 74005) Jacket Color Options

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