||Ware, MA — Quabbin® Wire and Cable Co., Inc. has added 600V AWM approval to its DataMax® Extreme cables. The new rating has been applied to more than 25 part numbers and includes all FR TPE jacketed industrial Ethernet cables. Cables are available in stranded, solid, unshielded, foil shielded, braided shield, 2 pair, 4 pair, in wire sizes of 22, 24, and 26 AWG.
The addition of the 600V AWM rating means that this already versatile harsh environment cable will have additional applications. While the conventional uses are still in effect, the 600V rating allows this cable to be used for signal and communication within MCC or Motor Control Centers where power cables are also present. The importance of having the rating in this environment is threefold: first, it is usually a requirement. Second, users need to be assured that the cable can endure and perform in an enclosed atmosphere where highly concentrated EMI is a factor. And finally, the more robust jacket required to meet a 600V approval protects the network from high voltage that may leach from nearby power cables onto data cables and travel into the communication network. Some of the other elements contributing to the suitability of DataMax Extreme cables for harsh environment applications include continuous flex and torsion ratings, resistance to weld spatter, chemicals, oil, and UV rays, as well as RoHS compliance.
Contact: Quabbin Wire and Cable Co., Inc., 10 Maple Street, Ware, MA 01082 800-368-3311 or 413-967-6281 fax: 413-967-7564