Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Scott City, Kansas
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    What is the rule for running cat5e next to electrical wire? Is there any for cat5e for network??

  2. Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    2,833
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 110 Times in 104 Posts
    The 'rule' is that it would be a good idea to maintain some separation, to prevent interference. But the Cat5E cabling is designed to avoid interference affecting it, as much as possible. We have both, plus telephone wiring, in trunking, and haven't had any problems.
    BATcher

    Dear Diary, today the Hundred Years War started ...

  4. #3
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,626
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 231 Times in 219 Posts
    The 'rule' is to have physical separation so you don't get 240/110 volts on your CAT5. There is no other requirement.

    (apologies to BATcher for nicking his response.)

    cheers, Paul

  5. #4
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    2,833
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 110 Times in 104 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    The 'rule' is to have physical separation so you don't get 240/110 volts on your CAT5. There is no other requirement.
    I would fervently hope that the insulation around each cable prevents the mains voltage from appearing on the CAT5E wire! It would be somewhat disturbing otherwise...
    BATcher

    Dear Diary, today the Hundred Years War started ...

  6. #5
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,626
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 231 Times in 219 Posts
    Insulation tends to break down under physical pressure and heat stress (fire). Physical separation keeps you safe(er).

    cheers, Paul

  7. #6
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    2,833
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 110 Times in 104 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    Physical separation keeps you safe(er).
    A metaphor for our time...
    BATcher

    Dear Diary, today the Hundred Years War started ...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •