• What is the advantage of a component-rated solution over a channel-rated solution?

    With CAT 6A’s higher frequency there are significant electrical performance challenges. To counter these and enhance permanent link and channel performance, Leviton has engineered patent-pending triple-stage com...
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  • I am installing Cat 6A cable in my data center. Any hints for success?

    Data centers are one of the most critical parts of any data network and thus require the highest levels of performance and reliability. Cabling for data centers differs from horizontal installations in several ways: t...
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  • The cable I’m installing has a very large bend-radius requirement. Do you have any solutions that might help me?

    To maintain proper bend radius, consider exiting cable from modular furniture pathways into a surface mount box instead of directly to the faceplate. Leviton’s extended depth four-port surface mount box works wi...
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  • Every time the office furniture gets moved, I have to re-cable the entire work area. What solutions do you have that can help?

    Reduce the cost and complexity of moves, adds, and changes with Leviton’s consolidation point (CP) solutions. Our TIA-compliant solutions allow businesses to add an interconnection point within a horizontal cabl...
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  • I know I need a Cat 6A patch cord, but isn’t a patch cord just a patch cord?

    No indeed. All Leviton 6A patch cords feature our exclusive SlimLine plug design. The narrow profile plugs reduce congestion in high density applications. In addition, they feature a strain relief boot for long-term n...
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  • What are the rules for conduit fill?

    A maximum conduit fill ratio of 40% is recommended by TIA-569 standards to accommodate bend radius requirements for cable bundles and allow for future expansion.
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  • What are the rules for cable tray fill?

    TIA-569 recommends 25% fill at initial installation and up to 50% with unplanned additions. If a single cable tray will also carry power cables, a physical barrier is required to comply with national code. Finally, en...
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  • What kind of cable support infrastructure should I use in a Category 6A installation?

    Stronger anchors and threaded rods are needed to support heavier CAT 6A cable. Use properly sized J hooks and other supports to accommodate bundle size. Limit bundles to 50 cables to prevent crush damage to cables on ...
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  • What are some installation tips for Category 6A cabling?

    Larger, heavier CAT 6A cables require modifications to traditional cable routing and handling techniques. Follow the tips here to help ensure a smooth installation. • Typical CAT 6A cable will come on reels inst...
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  • What are the maximum and minimum recommended distances for installed structured cabling?

    TIA specifies 90 meters (295 feet) as the maximum permanent link length and 100 meters (328 feet) for maximum channel length. The standards do not specify a minimum length, but 10 feet is recommended to avoid return l...
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  • What would be the advantage to using a shielded solution over an unshielded solution?

    Shielded solutions, when properly installed, provide higher immunity from sources of electro-magnetic interference and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI). A given network may have an equipment requirement for a sh...
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  • What is the difference between “Component Rated” and “Channel Rated”?

    All category-rated solutions are channel rated, meaning that the end-to-end system has been tested to perform at or above its standard’s performance requirement. Component-rated performance is more stringent; ea...
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  • What is Cat 6A?

    Category 6A (Augmented Category 6) is a cable standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols. Several agencies detail aspects of the standard, but all define 6A performance as up to 500 MHz and a maximum...
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  • Can I use category rated cable (CAT5e, CAT6 or CAT6a) in a CATV application?

    Yes. However, Leviton does not guarantee broadband applications over copper UTP systems.  UTP is optimized for baseband signaling up to 500 MHz.  It is not designed for true high powered Broadband applicatio...
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  • Minimum Permanent Link Distance for Leviton's Cat 6a when using Mohawk Cat 6a cable?

    What is the minimum permanent link distance for Leviton's Cat 6a system when using Mohawk Cat 6a cable?
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