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Topic Title: Cat6 Install
Topic Summary: Screen or not
Created On: 03 December 2012 07:34 AM
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 03 December 2012 07:34 AM
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SherlockOhms

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Chaps,

I'm retro fitting some Cat6 cable. It's quite a convoluted route so I don't have 100% control over proximaty to other services. As such I've opted for a screened cable. I don't have much experience of this type of thing so any help/advice would be appreciated.

Is there a specific connector for use with screened pairs or is it just the standard RJ45?

Many thanks,

S
 03 December 2012 09:58 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Special connectors - note that there are at least two different types - FTP and STP. I suspect that you won't get the full benefit of the screening if it's not earthed - which would mean shielded patch leads and equipment (at at least one end) too.
- Andy.
 03 December 2012 11:48 AM
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johno12345

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its really not necessary to use shielded cat anything cable these days

But, if you do, you have to use special faceplates, patch leads and patch panels. usually easy to identify by the metal can around the connector. its also a lot thicker and stiffer to install.

Id consider carefully before going to the extra expense, especially considering the end user wont buy shielded patch cords
 03 December 2012 11:53 AM
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peteTLM

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is this in a house or a commercial data centre ?

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 03 December 2012 12:29 PM
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SherlockOhms

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A house.!! Just following instructions!
 03 December 2012 01:01 PM
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johno12345

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unless its taking a route via the interior of a microwave oven, then its pointless but follow the clients spec
 03 December 2012 01:02 PM
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johno12345

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unless its taking a route via the interior of a microwave oven, then its pointless but follow the clients spec
 03 December 2012 02:13 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Just a thought - it is for ethernet etc isn't it? It's just that I've come across some "networked" heating control systems that specify FTP cabling - presumably because they don't use proper differential sensing some of benefits of twisted pairs is lost.
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 03 December 2012 05:47 PM
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JonSteward

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An interesting article from the latest ECN on sheilds.

http://edition.pagesuite-profe...330-bf63-2c12dc691526

Worth a read on page 34 onwards.
Skip the intro.

If the links dodgey just google ECN
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