Question by <!=firstname.lastname@example.org_stop><!=fname>Paul <!=fname_end> <!=lname>Mallia<!=lname_end> posted 13 Sep 2005
| outer dimension of cat6 augmented cable|
|<!=question>I need to know what the outer dimension of a cat6 augmented cable<!=question_end>|
Answer by <!=answered>Dmitri Abaimov<!=answered_end> posted 13 Sep 2005
|<!=answer>Dear Paul ,|
CAT6 augmented is not really a reliable identification for a cable these days as the term has been applied to rather wide variety of different cable designs. You can only go by a manufacturer's catalog and look at data for the particular type of cable you'd be using. I have Commscope's catalog handy, so I'll give you some references from there:
Media 6 (regular CAT6 cable) - 5.6mm (.220")
UltraMedia (a higer grade CAT6) - 5.6mm (.220")
UltraPipe (the highest grade CAT6) - 6.3mm(.25")
These were figures for plenum-type cables. Note that PVC tends to be few tenth of a millimeter thicker, and outside plant version (when available) is even thicker than that.
Again, the trick is: what do you call "augmented": is UltraMedia already augmented? Is UltraPipe more augmented yet? We are now in marketing, not standards realm.
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