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CANFORD CAT7-F CAT 7 DATA CABLE Stranded conductor, screened - Deployable, ruggedised


Increasing use of network and data cables between audio and video devices on location calls for a Category 7 cable that is designed specifically for deployable use. Basic Category 7 cable is a relatively inflexible installation cable, and even the slightly more flexible patchcord type still has very poor handling characteristics in deployed (as opposed to patching) applications. This Category 7 cable has been designed specifically for the professional audio and video user, and is intended to handle like a typical microphone cable. It has recently been approved by Waves Audio for use with their Waves Audio Soundgrid systems. It has an extra-flexible individually screened 4 pair core structure with an overall braid screen that maintains Category 7 performance, then a rugged polyurethane outer jacket, to give superb flexibility and handling characteristics.

It is suitable for use with both standard RJ45 connectors (round entry version), the Neutrik Ethercon (type NE8MX6-T) and most other ruggedised RJ45 designs, or any other connector with a suitably sized entry gland. The cable is also suitable for DMX512 applications.

The Category 7 standard provides performance up to 1000MHz, and is suitable for Gigabit Ethernet, 1000Base-T and other high speed applications, as well as analogue and digital audio. Category 7 defines more stringent specifications than those applicable to Category 6/6A, particularly in crosstalk between pairs.

Technical Specification:
Conductors: 7/0.16mm (0.14 bare copper
Insulation: Foamed polyethylene, 1.0mm O.D., according to Category Cable Colour Codes
Lay-up: Two insulated conductors twisted together, pairs twisted together.
Pair screens: Aluminium laminated plastic foil
Overall screen: Tinned copper braid, 5.1mm O.D.
Overall jacket: Flexible polyurethane, 6.4mm O.D.
Impedance: 100 +/- 15 ohms
Minimum bending radius: 52mm
Attenuation: 9dB/100m (10MHz)
26dB/100m (100MHz))
41dB/100m (250MHz))
67dB/100m (600MHz)
89dB/100m (1000MHz)
Near end crosstalk: 100dB (10MHz)
100dB (100MHz)
95dB (250MHz)
90dB (600MHz)
90dB (1000MHz)
Weight: 3.5kg/100m
Reel length: 500 metre reels
Cut lengths: Available in any multiple of 1 metre
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