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 Question by Steve Macnab posted 18 Dec 2003
 Cat 6 wire management
Hello, I am a telco tech at my current employer, I have heard from various people that cat6 can not be pulled inside the wire trays that hang in the ceiling, why is that
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 30 Jan 2004
Dear Steve,

This sounds like a misunderstanding of some sort. Of course you can pull the cable in wire trays, this is what wire trays are for.

What they probably meant by that is: you cannot squeeze too many cables into the same cross-section of the wire tray because CAT6 cables are thicker than CAT5E and they are also less tolerant to stretching, kinks and flats that can occur if you place too many cables into a tray that's too small. If you give CAT6 cable a room, and, after you tied it to the tray, the bundles can still move (not too much force tightening the cable ties, or, better yet, Velcro (c) ties) a little bit, everything should work just fine.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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