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Topic # 112196 29-Nov-2012 20:09 Send private message

I've heard it's not good to run Cat 6 cables over AC cables in the walls/attics... but is it alright to run Cat 6 alongside tv coaxial cables?




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  Reply # 724870 29-Nov-2012 20:29 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: I've heard it's not good to run Cat 6 cables over AC cables in the walls/attics... but is it alright to run Cat 6 alongside tv coaxial cables?


No good because of interference between the cat 5/6 and mains can cause problems, and besides the electrical regulations require segeration of services power/phone/data/tv signal, usually the voltage rating of comms/data is quite low and if run next to damaged mains there is the possibility of the cables becoming electrically live.

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  Reply # 724889 29-Nov-2012 21:14 Send private message

ALWAYS MAINTAIN SEPERATION !

just like blowing on a hot pie.



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  Reply # 724911 29-Nov-2012 21:58 Send private message

Even Cat 6 with Coaxial cables?




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  Reply # 724919 29-Nov-2012 22:06 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Even Cat 6 with Coaxial cables?


What coax is installed? Immediate answer would be 'no', no interference between coax and cat6.




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  Reply # 724926 29-Nov-2012 22:16 Send private message

Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.



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  Reply # 724954 29-Nov-2012 23:25 Send private message

Oh, and if I was connecting the Cat 5e/6 cables, would I follow the T-568A or the T-568B here in NZ?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 724961 30-Nov-2012 00:59 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Oh, and if I was connecting the Cat 5e/6 cables, would I follow the T-568A or the T-568B here in NZ?

Thanks.


568A.




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  Reply # 724985 30-Nov-2012 07:13 Send private message

chevrolux: Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.


Ahh, thats ELV and LV, I would be surprised if you have HV in a house.

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  Reply # 725047 30-Nov-2012 10:12 Send private message

cyril7:
chevrolux: Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.


Ahh, thats ELV and LV, I would be surprised if you have HV in a house.


I'd be shocked.  badoom-tish

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Reply # 725051 30-Nov-2012 10:20 Send private message

hashbrown:
cyril7:
chevrolux: Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.


Ahh, thats ELV and LV, I would be surprised if you have HV in a house.


I'd be shocked.  badoom-tish




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  Reply # 725109 30-Nov-2012 12:38 Send private message

cyril7:
chevrolux: Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.


Ahh, thats ELV and LV, I would be surprised if you have HV in a house.

Cyril


Haha sorry... 

That would make the welder run well though.....

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  Reply # 725118 30-Nov-2012 12:48 Send private message

chevrolux:
cyril7:
chevrolux: Coax and Cat 6 will go fine together. Separation is required only between the high and low voltage wiring.


Ahh, thats ELV and LV, I would be surprised if you have HV in a house.

Cyril


Haha sorry... 

That would make the welder run well though.....


For a brief yet spectacular moment at least :)

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  Reply # 725120 30-Nov-2012 12:59 Send private message

How much separation? In our office they ran the power and network down the same white snap on conduit on the wall....





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  Reply # 725122 30-Nov-2012 13:01 Send private message

ELV (and TNV) to LV?, Legal requirement, punishable by removal of electrical registration is 50mm or a solid permanent insulating separator. Recommended 300mm minimum for interference mitigation.

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  Reply # 725129 30-Nov-2012 13:19 Send private message

MikeSkyrme:
sonyxperiageek: Oh, and if I was connecting the Cat 5e/6 cables, would I follow the T-568A or the T-568B here in NZ?

Thanks.


568A.


Doesn't it depend on the cable?  I've seen both 568A and 568B labelled on cables (no the same cable obviously).

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