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 Question by Jim Carter posted 24 May 2005
 CAT5 Type Selection
We currently use CAT5e shielded on communication towers with a POE application, would CAT5 Flooded (CommScope 5NF4) be a better choice? We have had some moisture problems.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 25 May 2005
Dear Jim,

A flooded cable will most certainly serve better in "wet or damp" locations. CMR and CMP rated cables are designed for dry environments.

I took a quick look at the CommScope 5NF4 part spec sheet. I see that this is not a shielded product and it does not have any indoor rating, so be aware of te loss of shielding and the limits and restrictions of running this type of cable indoors.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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