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 Question by Mark Wasington posted 06 Oct 2005
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When Would it be Appropriate to Splice a Cat-5 Cable? ___________
According to industry standards, the maximum horizontal cable length from patch panel to faceplate is:
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 06 Oct 2005
Dear Mark,

Splicing of category type cable (3, 4, 5, 5e, 6, etc.) is not recommended in the standards and is looked upon by the industry as improper workmanship.

The maximum length of horizontal cable according to the standards is 90 meters (295 feet) for the link, which is from patch panel (closet) to faceplate (WA Outlet). This is defined as the "Link".

The "Channel" includes all equipment cords and patch cords. The maximum length for the channel is 100 meters (328 feet).

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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