Installation Guides

  • Technical Info - Cabinet Measurements

    Our range Floor Standing Cabinets are an ideal solution for housing network hardware and patching equipment. The robust design makes them suitable for use in IT departments and offices. The cabinets are available in various configurations and are supplied fully assembled. Each cabinet utilises a ventilated top and four 19” adjustable front and rear mounting posts.

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  • Single Mode vs. Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

    Connectix Limited recognises that it has a duty of care to protect and safeguard the environment. In order to meet this duty Connectix will seek to reduce where practicable, the environmental effect of our activities to minimise the potential for pollution, minimise waste production and ensure the efficient use of resources.

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  • How to make a Patch Lead

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  • Fibre Cross Over Instruction

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  • Environmental Policy

    Connectix Limited recognises that it has a duty of care to protect and safeguard the environment. In order to meet this duty Connectix will seek to reduce where practicable, the environmental effect of our activities to minimise the potential for pollution, minimise waste production and ensure the efficient use of resources.

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  • Electrical Distance

    Can an armoured power cable be considered a screened cable and how does this relate to power and data cable segregation? The short answer is yes; albeit not a very good screened cable. This question is mostly seen when installers consider the separation distances required between power and data cables as described in BS EN 50174-2 and BS 6701. Perhaps we should start by asking what is the definition of a screened, or shielded cable: there doesn’t seem to be one. One cable manufacturer has written that, ‘by definition a screened cable has a metallic element completely surrounding it’.

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  • Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a difference

    Category 5 was first published as a standard in 1995 and Category 5e came along in 1995. original Category 5 standard was suitable for LAN transmission standards up to 155Mb/s, including all the various forms of fast Ethernet up to 100Mb/s ... Category 6 was designed as the next generation of cabling to Cat 5e. Cat 6 requires more demanding electrical parameters than Cat 5e, up to 250MHz ... Cat 6A has a better transmission performance than Cat 6 and Cat 5e. In turn, the higher grade of the system, the less signal loss, the less cross talk, and wider frequency bandwidth.

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  • Home Installation Guide

    An installation compliant to structured cabling system standards can have up to 90m installed cable and a further 10m of patch cable for equipment connection. Typical data applications for Local Area Networking (such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet) have this as a design limit in their specifications. Other applications for video, audio, security system or telephone connection allow much longer lengths. If you want all typical applications to work stick to the 90m limit. Alternatively check with the equipment manufacturer (some high definition video systems for Cat5e/6 may have a lower limit).

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  • Home Design Guide

    This guide starts with a basic introduction to the subject of Home cabling Systems and defines the scope of the applications considered. A stepped approach for home cabling system design is presented with reference to relevant sections of this guide. The associated sections (starting on page 10) are generally relevant to cabling systems and are presented to aid informed decision making. The configuration examples and system schematics section presents application specific detail demonstrating how to use the cabling system.

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