UL Type Cables support green solar power solutions.

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Supporting renewable energy initiatives, Solar Cables link together solar panels found on solar farms. They come in standard lengths of 1,000 and 5,000 ft and are UL Type PV-approved (UL 4703 USE-2 Rated) for use as interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems (Section 630.31). Featuring 18-8 AWG, single soft annealed tinned stranded copper conductors, cables are rated for max operating voltage of 600 or 1,000 VRMS for UL PV or 1,000 VRMS for CSA RW 90.

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Belden Unveils new Line of UL Type PV Solar Cables to Support 'Green' Solar Power Solutions

RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 6 -- Belden (NYSE:BDC), a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the industrial, enterprise, building management, broadcast, and security markets, announces the launch of a family of Solar Cables designed to support renewable energy initiatives. The cables are UL Type PV approved (UL 4703 USE-2 Rated) for use as the interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems (Section 630.31). Belden Solar Cables link together the solar panels found on solar farms, making the cables key to the transmission of electric energy from the solar panels to the transformers at the local energy storage substation and ultimately to the power grid and its commercial and residential electricity users.

Belden's new Solar Cable family features:
-- 18 to 8 AWG, single soft annealed tinned stranded copper conductors
-- XLPE insulation and sunlight-resistant Black PVC jackets
-- Temperature rating from -40 degrees C to 90 degrees C
-- Maximum Operating Voltage; 600 or 1000 VRMS (UL PV) or 1000 VRMS (CSA RW 90). Optional construction available for 2000 VRMS RHW-2
-- Standard Lengths of 1000 ft (304.8 m) and 5000 ft (609.6 m)

Belden's new Solar Cables are rated UL Type PV (photovoltaic) UL 4703 and USE-2. The cables meet VW-1 flame test, are CE approved and RoHS compliant.

According to Frank Koditek, Belden's Industrial Cable Product Manager, "Belden fully supports today's clean and 'green' technology goals, including the goal to expand the proliferation of solar energy, wherever feasible. Our new line of Solar Cables is just the beginning, signaling an ongoing plan to develop and bring to market additional green technology products over the coming months. All of our alternative energy solutions will, of course, reflect Belden's long-standing commitment to quality and consistency in product design and manufacturing."

Belden Industrial Solutions

Belden also offers a comprehensive line of industrial solutions consisting of Hirschmann(TM) switches and active networking devices, Lumberg Automation(TM) connectivity, and Belden cables - all manufactured to provide 99.999% reliability for your standard industrial, extreme environment or mission-critical applications.

Belden is also the only company to offer a Complete Industrial Solution for Ethernet applications. This matched end-to-end system offers its users maximum uptime and complete peace of mind -- no matter the environment.

For more information about the Belden UL Type PV Solar Cables request Solar Cable Capabilities Flyer, or contact Belden at P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit our Web site: http://belden.com/industrial

About Belden

Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers' communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at www.belden.com.

CONTACT: Chris Daulton of Belden, 1-800-BELDEN-1; or Janet Killen of Adventive Marketing, Inc., +1-847-590-1110, for Belden

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