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Data Communications Cabling FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about a collection of information sources, standards, implementation methods and definitions for data communications cabling.

This FAQ about a collection of information sources, standards, implementation methods and definitions for data communications cabling was compiled and written by Peter Macaulay pmac@fox.nstn.ca with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright (c) 1995 by Peter Macaulay, all rights reserved.

This FAQ may be posted to any USENET newsgroup, on-line service, or BBS as long as it is posted in its entirety and includes this copyright statement.

Disclaimer

This article is provided as is without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, the author and contributors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

THIS DOCUMENT IS A GUIDELINE ONLY -- SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, CHECK LOCAL BUILDING CODES AND APPLICABLE STANDARDS.

Acknowledgments

bhughes@vanbc.wimsey.com (Bill Hughes)
egamblin@ott.hookup.net (Evan Gamblin)
jlundgre@kn.PacBell.COM (John Lundgren)
mikeb@iaccess.za (Mike Barker)
koeman@tc.fluke.COM (Henriecus Koeman)

-1.0 Cable Types (Data Communications Cabling)
Communications Cable: primarily for telephone ...
-2.0 Cable Ratings (Data Communications Cabling)
(Or What Are Those Codes Printed On My Cables?)...
-3.0 National Electrical Code (NEC) (Data Communications Cabling)
1993 National Electrical ...
-5.0 Specific Cable Classifications (Data Communications Cabling)
CMS, CL2X (Restricted Cable) must be enclosed in conduit,...
-6.0 Cable Conductors (Data Communications Cabling)
Cable conductor gauge is specified as AWG (American Wire Gauge)....
-7.0 Vendor Specific Suggestions (Data Communications Cabling)
AMP NETCONNECT Open Cabling ...
-8.0 Cabling Standards (Data Communications Cabling)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)...
-9.0 Standard EIA/TIA 568 (Data Communications Cabling)
The ANSI/EIA/TIA-568-1991 Standard Commercial ...
-10.0 Birds and Bees (Plugs vs. Jacks) (Data Communications Cabling)
The EIA/TIA specifies an RJ-45 (ISO 8877) connector for ...
-11.0 Standard Networking Configurations (Data Communications Cabling)
With reference to T568B above;...
-12.0 Ethernet 10Base-T Cabling
12.1 Ethernet 10Base-T Straight Thru patch cord (T568B colors);...
-13.0 Category Specifications (Data Communications Cabling)
EIA/TIA Category Specification provide for the following ...
-14.0 Sources for the EIA/TIA 568 Standards Documents (Data Communications Cabling)
EIA Standards Sales Office -or-...
-15.0 Cable Test Equipment (Data Communications Cabling)
15.1
-16.0 Cable Testers for Category 5 (Data Communications Cabling)
LANcat V by Datacom ...
-17.0 Typical Wiring Layout (Data Communications Cabling)
17.1 Wiring ...
-18.0 How Far Away Should Cable be Installed from an EMI Source (Data Communications Cabling)
Northern Telecom IBDN User Manual contains an Appendix D titled ...
-19.0 What is the Minimum Bending Radius for a Cable? (Data Communications Cabling)
According to EIA SP-2840A (a draft version of EIA-568-x) the ...
-20.0 Fiber Optic Cable (Data Communications Cabling)
20.1 Multimode (MM) ...
-21.0 ISDN Cabling
21.1 ISDN U-...
-22.0 Testing Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables (Data Communications Cabling)
22.1 Testing UTP ...
-30.0 Sources of Additional Information (Data Communications Cabling)









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