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 Question by Dan Hield posted 04 Apr 2006
 Cat6 and AC cabling
I am cabling a Cat6 Gigabit Ethernet network in a new building. The AC electrics are being channelled into breeze block and then plastered over. Can I use the same channelling to lay the Cat6 voice and data or should I channel separately? What is the risk/impact of AC interference on the voice and data cabling?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 04 Apr 2006
Dear Dan,

If you are using grounded metal conduit for the power and telecoms cabling then it should be fine. I am assuming that this channel will only be for 10' or less. I would not bury cable directly into a chopped out wall and plaster over it without some type of conduit protection in any case. The standards call for a minimum of 4" separation with unshielded cabling.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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