Belden Category 6A Cable

The most reliable networks require the most reliable Category 6A cable: Belden is the first choice!

In the world of enterprise networks, times are changing. Data rates continue to climb and more devices than ever are connected to LANs. What began as a single network to support voice and data has expanded into a network that still supports these systems, but also wireless access points, access control systems, video surveillance, digital signage, LED lighting, nurse call systems and much more.

When it comes to Australian industry, applications once considered ‘emerging’ are now becoming commonplace. These kinds of applications demand higher performance, more bandwidth, faster speeds, and low latency. For these reasons, industry standards that previously recommended Category 6A cabling only for data centres now recommend it for most LAN installations as well.

When selecting the right CAT 6A cable for your next project, it’s important to partner with a supplier that offers the following features:

Lighter Weight and Smaller Diameter

Lighter Weight and Smaller Diameter

High-performance Category 6A cables are designed to offer the same level of noise and crosstalk control at a diameter
that’s only about 15% larger than Category 6.

Smaller Bend Radius

Smaller Bend Radius

High-performance, small-diameter Category 6A cables are easier to route and install. They also make installation in smaller, tighter
spaces faster and simpler. The smaller the bend radius, the easier the cable is to route and install.

Power Delivery without Heat Buildup

Power Delivery without Heat Buildup

In a conventionally designed Category 6A cable, the spline and jacket surrounding each copper pair create an insulated
compartment prone to overheating when delivering PoE. Newer thermal-dissipation designs distribute heat around the circumference
of the cable instead, eliminating hotspots.

Full 100 m Channel Length

Full 100 m Channel Length

Some small-diameter Category 6A cables may not support the full 100 m distance per channel and
need to be derated when higher power levels are being carried.

When you derate a cable, the cable must be operated at less than its rated maximum capability.
A cable that can handle the full 100 m not only provides an extra margin of performance.

LP Certification

LP Certification

Cables with UL’s Limited Power (LP) certification don’t exceed jacketing temperature ratings under certain conditions and have been
evaluated to carry the marked current “under reasonable worst-case installation scenarios without exceeding the temperature rating
of the cable.” This is achieved by manufacturing the cable with insulating and jacketing material that can handle higher temperatures.

APS Industrial and Belden

As the national distributor for Belden cable and connectivity solutions in Australia, APS Industrial are proud to be able to fully service local industry with a market leading portfolio of Category 6A cabling solutions.

From Belden’s top-of-line 4800 series with exceptional signal power and signal-to-noise performance, through to their competitive 3600 series with mid-range performance and 2400 Standards Compliant Plus system cable, APS are your one-stop-shop for all of your CAT 6 cabling needs.

The complete range of Belden Category 6 cabling feature larger copper, Central X or Tape Fillers and are produced with Belden’s renowned superior quality. The availability of Bonded-Pair technology is an added option which promises peace of mind by making your installation as robust as possible.


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