It has been announced by Draka, part of the Prysmian Group, that the Draka range of Cat.6A FTP Extenders are able to provide a quick, easy to use means of joining two four- pair Cat.6A cables together, whilst also managing to maintain a ten Gigabit component level compliance to ISO/IEC 11801:2002.
The Draka Extenders are available in two versions: for Solid only and for Solid/Stranded Conductors (typically for installation cable to equipment cord), with the terminations compatible with 22 to 24AWG solid conductors and, in the case of the latter model, 26 to 27AWG stranded conductors.
With quick and easy wire pair termination which requires no specialist tools and a compact design enabling them to be readily used in a cable run, the Draka Extenders are ideal for both planned cable extensions and repairs, often negating the costly and time consuming need to re-run previously installed cable.
The Extenders have proven particularly popular for connection of field equipment such as wireless access points and CCTV cameras, due to their convenience, IP20 rating and durability. They are suitable for use in Power over Ethernet + applications.
A key aspect to the success of the Draka Extenders is their high quality transmission performance. This stems from their use of two sets of high quality hard terminals, as opposed to jacks, for a superior contact. This results in a combination of low Return Loss, Near End Cross Talk and Insertion Loss.
Draka Cat.6A FTP Extenders form part of Draka’s comprehensive range of multimedia copper and fibre optic cables and accessories for the telecommunications market. All Draka products are designed and manufactured to high standards with greater bandwidths, enhanced durability and easy installation.