To help infrastructure designers and installers create data center and enterprise networks that support 10GBASE-T growth, Hubbell Premise Wiring has introduced its HCL Series low diameter patch cords. These cords feature significant cross-sectional-area reductions as compared to traditional Category 6A and 6 cables, according to the company.
As stated by a company press release, "The problems associated with traditional Category 6A and 6 cables – including thickness, stiffness, airflow reduction, and larger cable organizer requirements – are minimized with the HCL series low diameter patch cords. The HCL Category 6A patch cords take up a 59% smaller cross-sectional area; the HCL Category 6 patch cords offer a 36% reduced diameter. The smaller size makes port access easier, and helps adds, moves and changes occur more quickly. Cable routing is also easier, and size requirements for cable trays and organizers are reduced."
Further, "with a tighter allowable bend radius than traditional cords (63% better for Category 6A, and 40% better for Category 6), the HCL series low diameter patch cords can be routed easily into tighter spaces and be managed more easily," adds the company. "With smaller cables comes better airflow as well, lowering operating costs and making sure active equipment doesn’t overheat."
“Because the HCL series low diameter patch cords use 28-gauge conductors, there are special considerations to be made when determining maximum channel length and Power over Ethernet support,” comments Nate Herring, senior product manager for Hubbell Premise Wiring. “Hubbell can help network designers and installers find the most appropriate cable for their applications.” For more information, visit www.hubbell-premise.com.
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