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What Is Cat6 Plenum Cable And Why It Is More Expensive Than Cat6 Riser Cable?

For safety concern, many people would like to buy flame retardant cables, of which plenum cable and riser cable are top two flame retardant classes people may prefer. And of all the Ethernet cable categories, Cat6 cables are mostly adopted to apply in the two classes. Then, what is Cat6 plenum cable? What is Cat6 riser cable? Why is the former one more expensive than the latter one? Before knowing what the Cat6 plenum cables and Cat6 riser cables are, you have to be familiar with ...
Posted on   May 27, 2019 By FS.COM
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An Overview of Cat6 Cable and Its Usage

Though the Cat8 cabling is now being offered for sale in the market, the previous generations of cables such as cat6 and cat6a cables still serve as the integrate part of a robust network. This paper focuses on the Cat6 cable, and offers an all-round interpretation of the Cat6 Ethernet cable and its usage.What Is Cat6 Cable?Cat6, short for Category 6, is an Ethernet cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Cat6 max s...
Posted on   May 24, 2019 By FS.COM
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Case Study: Where Is Ethernet Cable of Various Lengths Deployed?

An Ethernet cable or network cable serves the basic purpose to connect devices to wired networks. Not all Ethernet cables are created equal because different categories or lengths of Ethernet cables have some specific application scenario either around our home, office or in the data center. If you’ve ever found yourself in need of an Ethernet cable without any idea of which one you should pick, you’re not alone. This post focuses on the case study of which Ethernet cable length to run and how l...
Posted on   April 11, 2019 By FS.COM
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Will Copper Cables Still Be an Indispensable Part in Data Center?

The battle between copper cable and fiber cable has raged for more than a decade in the cabling industry. But nowadays, with the growing of the data center size as well as the complexity of cabling, and the fiber cables are light and space-saving, the cost of fiber is also dropping, so the need for fiber cables by new backbone equipment is increasing. The proportion of fiber cables in large data centers even reaches more than 70 percent, which is much higher than the copper. Well, will copper ca...
Posted on   April 4, 2019 By FS.COM
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Network Cable Standards for Generic Cabling: TIA 568 vs ISO 11801 vs EN 50173

Generally, there are three important standards mostly used in generic cabling system (GCS). They are TIA 568, ISO 11801 and EN 50173. Then, what are they? What are their differences? How can we choose the right standard to judge the quality of an Ethernet patch cable? What applications are they used respectively? Read through this post to find all the answers. What Is TIA 568? To begin with, you must know what the “TIA standards” is before starting with one of its branches TIA 568 direct...
Posted on   April 3, 2019 By FS.COM
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Cat8 Cable for 25G/40GBASE-T Network

As you know, with the increasing bandwidth demands, choosing the right cabling is significant in future-proofing data centers, server rooms or other places for requirements that lie ahead. Nowadays, Cat8 cable is regarded as a new option for emerging 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T networks. Then, what is Cat8 cable? What are 25G/40GBASE-T and why choose Cat8 Cable for 25G/40GBASE-T network? Read this post to find answers to these questions. Figure 1: FS Cat8 cable for 25GBASE-T & 40GBASE-T ...
Posted on   March 28, 2019 By FS.COM
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Ethernet Cable Jacket Ratings: CM vs. CMR vs. CMP

When installing Ethernet cable in walls or ceilings, you may encounter terms like CM, CMR, CMP, or some others like PVC and LSZH. Do you know what these terms really mean and which one does your project actually need? Among all these terms, CM, CMR and CMP are the most common Ethernet cable ratings specified by the National Electric Code (NEC). They’re named by the ability of resisting to fire to ensure safety in case that you didn’t use the right cable rated for its intended use. This post will...
Posted on   April 26, 2018 By FS.COM
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Use 28AWG Cable to Optimize Your Network

Most people use copper patch cord with 24AWG copper conductors today. AWG, short for American Wire Gauge, is an index which shows the cross-sectional area of a round wire. But 24AWG cable arouse many challenges like the limited space for management and restricted airflow. So 28AWG wire is introduced. This article will introduce 28AWG cable to deal with those challenges. Slim 28AWG Ethernet Cable The larger the gauge, the slimmer the Ethernet patch cable. 28AWG Ethernet cable is obviously t...
Posted on   February 2, 2017 By FS.COM
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How to Choose Cables for Power Over Ethernet?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows network cables to carry electrical current to power devices rather than by power cords. From late 1990’s, PoE has been widely used since it’s a reliable and cost-effective solution to provide both data and power over a single cable. Then what kind of PoE cable is suitable for your PoE devices? The following content will tell you how to choose Ethernet cables for Power over Ethernet. Power Over Ethernet Standards Power over Ethernet allo...
Posted on   January 18, 2017 By FS.COM