Backbone Cables

Mohawk’s patch cables are made with stranded tinned copper. All patch cables come in unshielded versions and the Category 5e cables also come in shielded versions. All cables are available in a variety of colors, and meet the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 requirements.

CAT 5e High Pair Count Backbone Cable (5e LAN®)

Category 5e cable for use in backbone cabling systems as described in ANSI/TIA-568-C. The cable consists of #24 AWG solid bare copper insulated conductors, assembled into tightly twisted pairs, with a ripcord, under an overall jacket. This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Benefits and Features

Plenum
  • For use in air handling ducts and spaces in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • UL or ETL (USA) & cUL or cETL (Canada) listed for this application by passing NFPA 262 (UL 910 or FT-6 Steiner Tunnel) test

Non-plenum
  • For use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the NEC

  • UL or ETL (USA) & cUL or cETL (Canada) listed for this application by passing the UL 1666 Riser Cable Flammability Test

  • Also passes the CSA FT4 Vertical Flame Test - cables in cable trough from clause 4.11.4 of CSA C22.2 No. 0.3

CAT 3 High Pair Count Backbone Cable

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) category 3 cable for use in backbone cabling systems as described in ANSI/TIA-568-C. The cable consists of #24 AWG solid bare copper insulated conductors, assembled into twisted pairs, with a ripcord, under an overall jacket. This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Benefits and Features

Plenum
  • For use in air handling ducts and spaces in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • This cable is UL (USA) & cUL (Canada) listed for this application by passing NFPA 262 (FT6 or previously UL 910 Steiner Tunnel) test

Non-plenum
  • For use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the NEC

  • This cable is ETL (USA) & cETL (Canada) listed for this application by passing the UL 1666 Riser Cable Flammability Test

  • Also passes the CSA FT4 Vertical Flame Test - Cables in Cable Trough from clause 4.11.4 of CSA C22.2 No. 0.3

CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor, 25-pair Cable (VersaLAN®)

Mohawk is the first in the industry to offer this patent-pending technology. VersaLAN is made with a fully water blocked and waterproof construction containing the same soft, semi-dry flooding material used in Mohawk’s standard outside plant cables. The primary benefit of this cable is that it can be used indoors in wet locations such as below grade duct or flood-prone areas. It is also suitable for outdoor use in duct and for aerial lashing.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for use in demanding and harsh marine applications

  • Delivers ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Cat 5e backbone performance, meeting Power Sum NEXT, ANSI/ICEA S-99-689-1997

  • NEC rated for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Listed as C(UL)US type CM-LS

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor, 25-pair VersaLAN

CAT 5e Outside Plant, 25-pair Cable (LAN-Trak)

Mohawk’s outside plant Category 5e cables extend current networks to outdoor satellite structures. This cable is also well suited for runs under concrete slabs, runs in moist locations, and for aerial lashing. It delivers ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e electrical performance in an outside plant cable, which protects against electrical performance failures when it becomes wet.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Tested to 100 MHz

  • Meets ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e Backbone Cable, meeting Power Sum NEXT, ANSI/ICEA S-99-689-1997

  • Suitable for direct burial

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e OSP, 25-pair LAN-Trak

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