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Cable Specifications

Cable Coverings

Most of the coverings used to protect the wires are PVC, but for use in suspended ceilings, especially if air is circulated through them, a special covering called plenum must be used. PVC gives off toxic fumes and black smoke, whereas plenum covering does not.

Cable Bandwidth

Cable Type Speed
CAT 3 16Mbps
CAT 5

100Mbps

1000Mbps (4 pairs)

CAT 5E 1000Mbps
CAT 6 Up to 400MHz for super-fast broadband applications


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