10Gain® XP CAT 6A cable - Accu-Tech

10Gain® XP CAT 6A cable
a better way to travel
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a better way to travel
Ever since the 10GBase-T Ethernet protocol was introduced, network
engineers have been concerned about the weak link of unshielded cabling
systems – Alien Crosstalk. Even when an unshielded Category 6A cabling
system meets all Alien Crosstalk requirements, it typically does so with
zero margin. The rule has been: If you want better electrical performance,
you have to accept a large cable design. And that is not always practical.
These worries have led some engineers to switch to all-shielded network
designs that solve some issues but force compromises as well.
The solution to this dilemma is 10Gain® XP.
10Gain XP (extended performance) CAT 6A cable has been engineered to
provide the highest possible 10 Gigabit performance in an unshielded cabling
network. Alien Crosstalk has been entirely eliminated as an issue, and the
perfectly round design provides a nominal outside diameter of only 0.295 inches.
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small is beautiful
Both the plenum and riser versions of the 10Gain XP
CAT 6A cable are only 0.295 inches in diameter. That
is 10% smaller than the typical riser CAT 6A cable
(0.33 inches).
This small size allows for improved space utilization,
better air flow, and reduced expense for cable trays
and pathway infrastructure.
10Gain XP CAT 6A cable allows
71 cables in 4” conduit at a 40% fill rate.
Typical 0.325” CAT 6A cable allows
61 cables in 4” conduit at a 40% fill rate.
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10Gain XP technology
10Gain XP Cable with
non-conductive Isolation Wrap
10Gain XP is not a continuously shielded cable. Surrounding the core
is a patent-pending Isolation Wrap, which contains separate sections
of foil, held in place by a polymeric layer. This unique design prevents
any electrical current from traversing the isolation wrap down the length
of the cable – making it suitable for unshielded cabling networks and
fully compliant with the UTP requirements of UL 444 and the National
Electrical Code (NEC). Because the Isolation Wrap provides no electrical
continuity, 10Gain XP cable cannot be grounded or bonded, and can
only be used in an unshielded cabling network.
Typical Alien Crosstalk Cable Performance
100
90
80
dB
10Gain XP provides significant Alien Crosstalk performance
in comparison to other CAT 6A UTP cables on the market.
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With guaranteed Alien Crosstalk margin of 3 dB (and typical margin
of 8 dB), 10Gain XP will reliably support 10G Ethernet in the noisiest
of environments.
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50
40
Flame Retardant
PVC Jacket
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10
100
Frequency (MHz)
1,000
Thermoplastic Insulation
Cross-web Separator
Solid Annealed
Copper Conductor
Isolation Wrap
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better than shielded,
better than other UTP
10Gain XP installation
10Gain XP uses the same familiar installation techniques of typical UTP CAT 6A
cable. The Isolation Wrap cannot be grounded (because there is no electrical
continuity), so it is simply cut back at the point of termination. The termination
process should take no more than five seconds longer than it does for typical
UTP CAT 6A. With a bending radius of 1.2 inches (4X cable diameter), 10Gain XP
also allows for installation into tighter spaces than typical UTP CAT 6A or shielded
CAT 6A cables.
Lately, many customers who have long preferred unshielded cabling networks
have been persuaded to adopt a shielded system for their CAT 6A network.
For some, both the alien crosstalk and small cable size advantages of shielded
cable are outweighing other benefits of unshielded.
With 10Gain XP, there are no trade-offs or compromises when selecting
an unshielded CAT 6A cabling network.
10Gain XP offers the best features of both shielded
and unshielded cables.
Benefit Comparison
Typical UTP CAT 6A
Cable Size
FTP CAT 6A
10Gain XP CAT 6A
0.31 to 0.35 inches
0.28 to 0.30 inches
0.295 inches
Minimal
Superior
Superior
Recommended
Not Necessary
Not Necessary
~17% less than FTP
~20% more than UTP*
Equal to UTP
Compatibility with
Existing UTP Network
Fully compatible
Requires separate patch
panels and grounding
of existing racks
Fully compatible
Cable Bending Radius
4X diameter of cable
8X diameter of cable
4X diameter of cable
Familiarity of
Installation Practices
to Average Technician
Very
Not Very
Very
EMI/Alien Crosstalk
Resistance
Alien Crosstalk
Field Testing
Cost of Installation
*Based on survey conducted in 2008 of LAN cable contractors
Isolation Wrap is not
grounded/bonded.
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10Gain XP performance specifications
10Gain XP – a better way to travel
In addition to superior Alien Crosstalk performance, 10Gain XP internal cable
performance meets or exceeds the electrical specifications of industry standards.
10Gain XP is the breakthrough CAT 6A cable design that so many
network engineers have been wanting. It is the perfect blend of form
and function, made possible by unmatched technical innovation.
Typical PSACR Cable Performance
100
ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
80
UL 444
UL Listed CMP (NFPA 262)
60
UL Listed CMR (UL 1666)
RoHS-compliant
dB
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10Gain XP Applications
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IEEE 802.3, 10GBASE-T and Legacy
IEEE 802.3af, Power over Ethernet
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-20
10Gain XP Properties and Features
10Gain XP Applicable Standards
IEEE 802.3at, Power over Ethernet Plus
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100
Frequency (MHz)
1,000
10Gain XP Part Numbers
Conductor AWG (mm)
23 (0.57)
Solid Annealed Copper
Pair Count
4
Color Coding
ColorTip™ Circuit
Identification System
Insulation
CMR: Polyolefin
CMP: Fluoropolymer
6H-272-4A
White
6H-272-5A
Green
Separator
Isolation Wrap
Cross-web
6H-272-6A
Yellow
Proprietary construction
6H-272-7A
Purple
CMR: Flame retardant
(FR) PVC
CMP: FR, Low Smoke PVC
6H-272-9A
Red
6H-272-DA
Orange
Jacket Material
Part Number Jacket Color
CMR Riser
6H-272-2A
Blue
6H-272-3A
Gray
CMP Plenum
Nominal Diameter in (mm)
Approximate Weight
0.295 (7.49)
CMR: 47 (70)
CMP: 45 (67)
6H-272-2B
Blue
6H-272-3B
Gray
Package Size
Length Marking f (m)
Nominal Velocity of Propagation
1000’ plywood reel
6H-272-4B
White
QuickCount® system
6H-272-5B
Green
CMR: 66
CMP: 69
6H-272-6B
Yellow
6H-272-7B
Purple
lbs/kft (kg/km)
% Speed of Light
1.2 (30)
Minimum Bend Radius in (mm)
40
Maximum Pulling Force lbs
Installation Temperature Rating °C 0 to +60
6H-272-9B
Red
6H-272-DB
Orange
For additional information, visit: SPSX.com/comm/XP.
SPSX.com/comm/XP
6120 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 150
Atlanta, Georgia 30339-2923
770.657.6000 | 800.551.8948 | fax 770.657.6807
SuperiorEssex.com
Superior Essex makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information
contained in this brochure at the time of publication. Specifications, packaging
and part numbers detailed within are subject to change. For the most up
to date information, please contact Superior Essex at 770.657.6000 or visit
SuperiorEssex.com.
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