ETL Listed Mark: ETL vs UL
Oct 22, 2020

ETL Listed Mark: ETL vs UL

When you're wiring a home or business for network access, it’s not the speed of the network that’s most important...
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CMP vs LSZH: Fire Rated Ethernet Cabling Explained
Oct 13, 2020

CMP vs LSZH: Fire Rated Ethernet Cabling Explained

We discuss the two competing fire ratings (CMP & LSZH) you are likely to see stamped onto an Ethernet cable jacket....
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What Does a Bad Termination Look Like?
Oct 08, 2020

What Does a Bad Termination Look Like?

What makes an Ethernet cable termination bad?  Excessive untwist of the twisted pair conductors? Crossed wires? Nicked conductors? Bad electrical contact? Some...
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Into the Great Outdoors:  Running Ethernet Cable Outside
Oct 02, 2020

Into the Great Outdoors: Running Ethernet Cable Outside

Direct burial rated means the cable jacket is thicker and therefore tough. It can withstand burial into the ground, either...
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Maximum Ethernet Cable Length
Sep 25, 2020

Maximum Ethernet Cable Length

Running Ethernet can be confusing based upon the limits and other rules. And you can see a huge number of...
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What Does Fluke Tested Mean?
Sep 20, 2020

What Does Fluke Tested Mean?

When testing your Ethernet network, you have a few options. The Fluke Networks Versiv CableAnalyzer is the gold standard of...
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Obey the Bend, Calculating Wire Bend Radius
Sep 10, 2020

Obey the Bend, Calculating Wire Bend Radius

A long time ago when I was first running Ethernet cabling, I was told by an older installer that the...
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What Does RoHS Mean to Ethernet Cable?
Sep 04, 2020

What Does RoHS Mean to Ethernet Cable?

We unpack the meaning of RoHS and the reason for the implementation of RoHS compliance.
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Copper Clad Aluminum vs Copper: The Ultimate Test
Aug 28, 2020

Copper Clad Aluminum vs Copper: The Ultimate Test

If you read my previous blog, then you know that Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) is bad...very bad. Industry and regulatory...
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