Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 7842280, Entry date: 07/04/2005
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Cables for S7-400 interface modules (IM 46x) in standard lengths and special lengths

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QUESTION:
Where can I get information about ordering and using cables for the S7-400 interface modules (IM 46x)?

ANSWER:
The following table shows the standard cable lengths (in order of length):

Cable length
(in meters)

Description

MLFB

0.75

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1AH50-0AA0

0.75

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with SV bus without K bus

6ES7 468-3AH50-0AA0

1.5

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1BB50-0AA0

1.5

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with SV bus without K bus

6ES7 468-3BB50-0AA0

5

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1BF00-0AA0

10

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1CB00-0AA0

25

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1CC50-0AA0

50

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1CF00-0AA0

100

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable with K bus

6ES7 468-1DB00-0AA0

250

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable

6ES7 468-1DC50-0AA0

450

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable

6ES7 468-1DE50-0AA0

600

SIMATIC S7-400, IM cable

6ES7 468-1DG00-0AA0

Table 1: Overview of standard cable lengths

Please note the following when ordering special cable lengths for the S7-400 interface modules:

  • Order number / MLFB
    Length code for connecting cables with MLFB No.: 6ES7 468-1XYZ0-0AA0

Notes on the letters X, Y and Z in the order number / MLFB:

Characteristics of "X":

Code letter

Unit of measurement

Range

Grading

Tolerance

Number

Length

B

cm

100 - 990

100cm - 990cm

10 cm

+30cm

C

dm

100 - 990

100dm - 990dm

10 dm

+0.5m

D

m

100 - 600

100m - 600m

10 m

+1m

Table 2: Characteristics of "X"

Characteristics of "Y":

Code letter

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

J

K

Number

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Table 3: Characteristics of "Y"

Characteristics of "Z":

For the letter "Z" in order number / MLFB please specify a number from 0 to 9 for the special length of your cable.

Examples:
MLFB No.: 6ES7468-1BJ60-0AA0 calculation for 860cm cable: B:100cm, J:8 -> 100cm * 8 + 60
MLFB No.: 6ES7468-1CE90-0AA0 calculation for 490dm cable: C:100dm, E:4 -> 100dm * 4 + 90
MLFB No. 6ES7468-1DB50-0AA0 calculation for 150m cable: D:100m, B:1 -> 100m * 1 + 50

  • Costs:
    A surcharge of 10% on the cable price will be levied for cable lengths of 150m and more. A processing charge of EUR 60 per order item will also levied.
  • Delivery times:
    For special cable lengths: up to 14 weeks

Cables in special lengths that are not in the standard program, can be ordered separately. Please get in touch with your regional SIMATIC sales representative for this.

Note for SIMATIC sales staff:
More information is available in Entry ID 7831922.

Important:
Joining two or more cables together is not permitted. The functioning of the connection can in such cases no longer be ensured because of the reflections produced.

Keywords:
Hardware compatibility, System accessories, IM, Cable, Extension device