Space-Saving Solutions for the Telecommunications Room

Patchcords

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Space-saving solutions from Panduit free up valuable real estate in the telecommunications room, allowing you to deploy more systems and services in the same footprint.

Panduit 28 AWG Category 6A, Category 6, and Category 5e performance patch cords use the standard RJ45 plug interface and a significantly smaller cable with 28 AWG conductors.

Typical Category 6A, 6, and 5e patch cords use 24 AWG conductors. While 24 AWG patch cabling is sufficient for many applications, it can present challenges with cable management. For example, cabinets populated with hundreds of patch cords may have issues with airflow, difficulty accessing certain ports, and trouble finding space for clean cable management. This can make simple moves, adds, and changes a challenge. 

Panduit 28 AWG patch cords alleviate many of these concerns by offering Category 6A, 6, and 5e performance using significantly smaller cable.

Main Advantages and Benefits

  • Smaller diameter cords occupy less than ½ the space of traditional patch cords. This enables simplified wire management and improved airflow, reducing pathway fill and operating costs.
  • Smaller wire gauge offers improved flexibility for easier moves, adds, and changes.
  • Tighter bend radius provides ultimate flexibility in patch cable routing, dressing, and management.

While providing these benefits, the user should be aware of the following limitations:

  • Higher attenuation, which means a higher de-rating factor must be used when designing channels.
  • If running PoE, PoE+, or proposed PoE++ Type 3 and 4 applications, bundle size is limited due to heat dissipation.

Category 6A/Class EA, UTP, small diameter patch cords are constructed of 28 AWG, unshielded, twisted pair, solid copper (dual-rated CM/LSZH) cable with high performance RJ45 modular plugs. Patch cords are offered in multiple lengths and colors for design flexibility. Available also in Category 6 and Category 5e.

  • 100% testing of all cords to component standards
  • Patented tangle-free latch on all plugs
  • Offered in a wide variety of colors and lengths
  • All 28 AWG cords are less than 50% the size of traditional 24 AWG cords

Panduit Part Nb Anixter Code Description
UTP28X*M^ MMxxM-PA6ASD-yy Category 6A performance 28 AWG UTP Patch Cord
UTP28SP*M^ MMxxM-PA7SD-yy Category 6 performance 28 AWG UTP Patch Cord
UTP28CH*M^ MMxxM-PAC5E-yy Category 5e performance 28 AWG UTP Patch Cord


*=length; ^=color code (IG=intl grey; BL=black; BU=blue; GR=green; RD=red; OR=orange; VL=Violet; YL=yellow, GY=gray;

no designation=off white)

xx=length; yy=color code (01=off white; 02=black; 03=red; 04=green; 05=yellow; 06=blue; 08=orange; 09= gray; 10=violet)                         

Now available also in the shielded version.

  • Dual-rated CM/LSZH flame rating
  • Patented tangle-free latch on plugs
  • All cords support PoE, PoE+ and PoE++

Panduit Part Nb Anixter Code Description
STP28X*M^ MMxxM-PDTC6ASTP28-yy Category 6A performance 28 AWG UTP Patch Cord


*=length; ^=color code (IG=intl grey; BL=black; BU=blue; GR=green; RD=red; OR=orange; VL=Violet; YL=yellow)
xx=length; yy=color code (Z2=black; Z6=blue; Z3=red; Z8=orange; Z10=violet; Z5=yellow)                         

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