Question by Michael Mikkelson posted 22 Oct 2005
| Shortest Cable Length?|
|I am working on a project to rewire a server rack. My question is what is the shortest length of cable (cat5e) that can be used between a switch and the patch panel. Basically, I need to know if the length of cable bwteen the switch and the panel count seperately for the recommended minimum of 3 meters, or is the entire length after the panel included? Can I use very short cables to help with organization and neatness, if the entire length bewteen switch and server are an appropriate length? Any advise would be great!|
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 23 Oct 2005
In the standards, there is not a minimum length for patch cables or equipment cords (there is a maximum but no minimum). Some manufacturers recommend a minimum length cable.
This topic is highly debatable and my best suggestion is to go by the recommendations of the manufacturer of the equipment and cable plant.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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