Home Installation Guide
For more information on what you may need for your home network, or if you need further information on the products within the Home Network System please take a look at the home design guide and installation guide below -
Cat5e Cat6 or Cat6a?
If were given pound for everytime we were asked about the differences between Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a, we'd be able to afford lots of bananas. We still don't mind you asking, but here is a little guide which will detail the difference for you:
Fibre Lead crossover schematic.
Racky Rax Cabinet Range - Cabinet Measurements.
Terminating Cat6a Plug for Solid Cable
This is an informative article which looks at the guidelines for distances between Data cable being run alongside electrical cable.
Terminating RJ45 Patchleads
Here is a quick 'How Too' guide for terminating RJ45 Patch Leads, including details of the correct pinout codes
Terminating Our 2 Piece Cat6 Plug
The photo below shows you how to prepare the cat 6 cable and inserting it into the guide before inserting it into the RJ45 Plug.
For details on the colour code please see our Home Installation Guide above.
Senko Smart Probe 2 for Fibre Inspection
The FTTA Smart Probe allows technicians to inspect the fiber endfaces. Images are captured digitally and streamed on the monitor of any Android Tablet or Smartphone. The FTTX Smart Probe is an ergonomically designed, compact, Wi-Fi probe for smart phones and tablets
There are several techniques for transmitting power over Ethernet cabling. Three have been standardised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard IEEE 802.3 - 802.3af, 802.3at, and 802.3bt. In this article, we will cover 802.3at, and 802.3bt will be covered in part three of this series.
The IEEE 802.3at standard is also known as PoE+ (PoE+ is backwards compatible with PoE). PoE+ can supply a voltage between 50V to 57V, with a current supply between 10 - 600mA. It can provide up to 30W of power per port on a PSE. But due to the power loss mentioned above, the minimum power available at the Powered Device (PD) will be 25W. PoE+ (802.3at) can support devices that require more power, like PTZ IP Cameras, alarm systems and video IP phones.
PoE Cable Selection Considering Factors
Choosing a suitable cable is essential to network quality and reliability. What should be taken into consideration when selecting PoE network cables? It would be best to consider several factors when determining the cable used in PoE applications.
PoE Category cables can now carry up to 90 Watts for IP phones, wireless access points and cameras.
CCA cable is unsuitable for PoE due to the higher resistance, which can cause radiant heat to build up faster. In larger installations where many CCA cables are bundled together, the temperature rises generated, and the increased resistance will compromise the supported cable length and potentially start a fire or damage a PoE device on the other end due to the inability to supply enough current.
The higher DC resistance of CCA cable compared to Pure Copper introduces voltage drop, limiting the voltage available to the device, which can also damage the device.
100% pure copper network cabling is a safer and more reliable choice for PoE applications
We never offer CCA (Copper Clad Alluminium). if you ever see CCa on our website it is with reference to the Fire rating specification of the the cable. All cable supplied by Cablemonkey is 100% copper.