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What is Bend Radius and Why is it Important?

Posted by CADDY on Oct 3, 2018 1:24:18 PM

What is Bend Radius?

During installation, cables are bent or flexed to accommodate various environmental conditions such as obstacles and elevation or directional changes. Minimum bend radius refers to the smallest radius the cable may be bent without getting damaged. Minimum cable bend radius guidelines vary per cable type and industry standards.

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

Four Ways Wire Rope is Better than Jack Chain

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CHOOSING A SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Wire rope support systems provide benefits to make them a superior support method compared with threaded rod, jack chain and metal strap. Discover the ways a wire rope performs better than jack chain.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Cable Support Systems

Benefits of the nVent CADDY Speed Link Trapeze Kit over Conventional Trapeze

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on May 30, 2018 12:59:50 PM

Speed Link Trapeze Kit

The nVent CADDY Speed Link Trapeze Kit (TSR1220SLS3) is an innovative solution for light- and medium-duty, strut-based installations. The TSR1220SLS3 combines the time-saving benefits of the Telescoping Strut Replacement (TSR1220N) with the Speed Link SLS3 locking device.

Both parts are designed for a quick and easy installation. The TSR1220N can be extended to any length between 12.5 inches and 20 inches [318 mm and 508 mm]. Speed Link is a tool-free, user-friendly alternative to threaded rod and attaches to the TSR and structure. Aside from installing more quickly, the Speed Link Trapeze Kit offers additional benefits to the installer, including:

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Cable Support Systems, wire rope support

Five Steps to Help Mitigate Excessive Heat Caused by PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Posted by CADDY on Apr 11, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Five Steps to Help Mitigate Excessive Heat Caused by PoE (Power over Ethernet)

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

How PoE (Power over Ethernet) Continues to Grow with Evolving Technology

Posted by CADDY on Apr 4, 2018 8:03:00 AM

How PoE Continues to Grow with Evolving Technology

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

PoE 101: An Introduction to Power over Ethernet

Posted by CADDY on Mar 28, 2018 8:03:00 AM

What is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Power over Ethernet is a technology designed to safely deliver both electrical power and data to remote devices. It uses standard Ceategory 5/6/6A UTP cable in an Eethernet network. Power and data co-exist on copper conductors and do not affect each other* (BICSI, Ty Estes, 2015).

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

Five Benefits of Using Non-Continuous Supports over Traditional Wire Basket Tray

Posted by Ward Judson on Feb 28, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Non-Continuous Supports vs. Traditional Wire Basket Tray

When it comes to supporting data cable pathways, contractors must consider whether using a non-continuous support system is better than traditional wire basket trays. Although wire basket trays have been a more common means to support cables, another solution should be considered. An economical alternative to trays, non-continuous supports help maintain performance while providing built-in capacity limits and separation between bundles.

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

Top 10 Things You Need to Know about PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Posted by Ward Judson on Feb 21, 2018 1:51:00 PM

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About PoE

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

What to Know About the ANSI/TIA 568 Standard

Posted by CADDY on Jan 24, 2018 8:02:00 AM

What is the ANSI/TIA-568 Standard Series?

ANSI/TIA 568.0-D for Generic Telecommunications Cabling requires a minimum bend radius of four times the cable diameter for four-pair balanced twisted-pair cable during and after installation. For a typical CAT 6A cable (about ¼” diameter), the bend radius for cable supports such as a J-Hook needs to be at least 1 inch. This standard is meant to ensure quality performance and connectivity, support technological innovation, and provide superior, globally accepted products.

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

Four Ways Wire Rope is Better than Metal Strap

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Jan 17, 2018 2:26:18 PM

CHOOSING A SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Wire rope support systems provide many benefits that make them superior to threaded rod, jack chain, and metal strap. Learn more about how wire rope performs better than metal strap.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Cable Support Systems