• Technical Guides

    Installation Guides | CCS Technical Documents

  • IP Rating Chart

    IP rating is also known as Ingress Protection or International Protection. Ratings are defined to the international standard of EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992). This standard is used to define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as tools, dirt, and moisture.

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  • Fibre Specification

    Technical specifications of the Connectix Singlemode and Multimode Fibre Cable.

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  • 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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  • How to make a Patch Lead

    Making your own patch leads will mean that you always have them the exact length that you need. Here’s how, using our standard RJ45 crimp tool, cutters and cable stripper.

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  • Fibre Cross Over Instruction

    Based on the desired use of the lead you may need to introduce a cross over such that A on one end connects to B on the other end.

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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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