29/05/2022

Cat6A & Cat6 Connectivity

Cat6A & Cat6 Solutions


Cat6A & Cat6 Solutions Cat6A & Cat6 Solutions


HellermannTyton manufacture a full end to end copper network system in Category 6A and Category 6. From patch panels to patch leads and cable through to data outlets, HellermannTyton has an extensive product range giving the installer and end user a number of options when it comes to choosing the best solution for their project.

Category 6A

Category 6A

The Category 6A solution is available in UTP and FTP. High performance jacks are at the centre of the systems which, when combined with HellermannTyton Category 6A cables and patch cords, delivers superior Category 6A performance.

 

The systems includes a range of 1U and 2U modular flat (FTP available as either fixed and sliding) and angled panels, full set of plastic mounting modules and single-action termination tool with interchangeable FTP and UTP heads.

Category 6

Category 6

HellermannTyton offer a range of products in its Category 6 system. The customer can use either vertical punch down panels or right angle panels and achieve up to 48 RJ45 ports in 1U of rack space. The Category 6 cable is available as shielded or unshielded and with PVC or LS0H outer sheaths.

There are a number of options for Category 6 data outlets in a range of industry sizes including Euro and  LJ6C. As with the cable, Patch leads are available in both PVC and LS0H in a range of colours and lengths.

Patch Panels

Patch Panels Patch Panels

HellermannTyton's range of patch panels extends from Category 6A and Category 6 solutions.

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Below is a summary of the patch panel range from HellermannTyton.

Modular FTP

Modular UTP

A full range of 8 modular panels complements the keystone jack product set. The panel range comprises flat and angled panels in 1U 24, 1U 48, 2U 48 or 2U 72 ports. All panels have a labelling field for each individual jack and are supplied unloaded.

Modular FTP

The FTP Keystone Patch Panel is designed to accommodate the Shielded Keystone Jack ensuring that the shielded system is maintained. The panel features a choice of ground stud positions on the integral grounding bar and includes rear cable management. Both the fixed and sliding patch panels accept 24 separate Category 6A Keystone Jacks in 1U of space offering 24 RJ45 ports. 

​​​​​​​Category 6 Patch Panels

Category 6

Our Category 6 patch panel range offers variety for installation preference. The flagship 180° punch down panels come in unshielded 1U 24 port. The traditional 90° tray style panels come in 1U 24 port or 1U 48 port for high density applications. The range is completed with a fully shielded 1U 24 port patch panel for networks that are situated within areas of high electro-magnetic interference.

Data Outlets

Data Outlets Data Outlets

The data outlet forms an integral part of the end to end system. HellermannTyton manufactures and assembles a comprehensive range of connectivity solutions for Cat6A and Cat6 installations covering a wide range of applications. From 50x25mm Euro outlets that compliment standard euro faceplates and wiring accessories through to our modular keystone system for higher density applications.
Renowned for the quality in performance and environmental robustness, all connectivity outlets are inclusive of our 25 year System Warranty.

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Outlets

Cat6A Keystone Jack - Shielded

Outlets

Features and Benefits:

  • Plastic free Packaging
  • Tool-Free Design
  • Supports Cat6A 10G 500Mhz
  • Supports PoE++ Type 4
  • Shielded to prevent Alien Crosstalk
  • 3rd party tested
  • Short Jack length to support restrictive spaces

HTC Series Cat6A Field Termination Plug - RJ45 Shielded Tool-Free Plug

HTC Series Cat6A Field Termination Plug - RJ45 Shielded Tool-Free Plug

Features and Benefits:

  • Plastic free packaging
  • Tool-Free Design
  • Supports Cat6A 10G 500mhz
  • Shielded to prevent Alien Crosstalk (AXT)
  • Compatible with Cat6A shielded Cable
  • Backwards Compatible with Cat6 Shielded & Unshielded Cable

Cat6A & Cat6 - Bulk Copper Cable

Bulk Cable Bulk Cable

HellermannTyton supply a range of bulk copper cable in Category 6A and Category 6. Our cables conform to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and are available in Cca and Dca Euroclasses for shielded / unshielded requirements.

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Bulk Cable Cat6A

Category 6A

Category 6A copper cable is supplied on 500 metre drums and is manufactured with a LS0H sheath, conforming with IEC fire rating standards. The category 6A cable is a U/FTP construction with individual pair screening eliminating the possibility of alien crosstalk. The cable is marked at 1 metre intervals for accurate measuring on site.

Bulk cable Cat6

Category 6

Category 6 unshielded copper cable is supplied boxed in lengths of 305 metres in either LS0H or PVC sheaths. The category 6 cable is a U/UTP construction and is marked at 1 metre intervals for accurate measuring on site. Category 6 shielded copper cable is supplied on a 500 metre drum for the LS0H cable or boxed in lengths of 305 metres for the PVC cable. The category 6 cable is a F/UTP construction and is marked at 1 metre intervals for accurate measuring on site.

Patch Leads

Patch Leads Patch Leads

Patch Leads are a critical component in ensuring the end to end performance of a network. HellermannTyton's Patch Leads are manufactured and tested to the highest quality and exceed the component compliant requirements of the ISO/EIA standards.

HellermannTyton offer a range of standard lengths and colours to add choice and flexibility when choosing a patch lead for a project. All patch leads are available in standard lengths of 1 metre, 2 metres, 3 metres, 5 metres or 10 metres but can be made to bespoke lengths on request.

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Patch Leads

Category 6A

The Category 6A patch lead is manufactured with a shielded cable to help eliminate alien crosstalk. Patch leads are packaged individually with test results supplied.  The Category 6A Patch Leads incorporate a low profile shielded plug suitable for high density applications with an integral strain relief boot to minimise force on the terminations and to assist in managing the bend radius of the cable. Available in grey the patch lead cable is sheathed in LS0H material making them suitable for internal use.

 

Patch lead Cat6

Category 6

The Category 6 patch lead is manufactured with either shielded or unshielded cable. The Patch leads are packaged individually with test results supplied.  The Category 6 Patch Leads incorporate a low profile shielded plug suitable for high density applications with an integral strain relief boot to minimise force on the terminations and to assist in managing the bend radius of the cable. Available in grey, blue, red, green or yellow the patch lead cable is sheathed in LS0H or PVC material making them suitable for internal use.

Fibre Modules

HTC Series Work Area Fibre Modules - LC DX - SC SX - Euro - LJ6C

HTC Series Work Area Fibre Modules - LC DX - SC SX - Euro - LJ6C

Features and Benefits:

  • Available in Euro 50x25mm
  • Available in LJ6C 38.5x25mm
  • Available pre-loaded with Fibre Adaptors
  • LC duplex, SC Simplex in multimode or singlemode
  • Fibre Adaptors include dust caps
  • Identification / label area
  • Consistent design with HTC Series Keystone Modules
  • Compatible with HTC Series mounting hardware
  • Made from ABS
  • Plastic free packaging
  • Bulk packed to reduce carbon footprint

Mounting Hardware

HTC Series Mounting Hardware - Faceplates, Modules, Blanks & Back Boxes

HTC Series Mounting Hardware - Faceplates, Modules, Blanks & Back Boxes

Application / Product Description:

The HTC Series of mounting hardware has been designed to complement HellermannTyton's new HTC Series Cat6A and Cat6 connectivity product lines. This range features a full suite of single and double gang faceplates in a variety of styles, compatible blanks, modules and backboxes.

Features and Benefits:

  • Made from ABS
  • Faceplates Available in single & double gang
  • Colour Consistent range
  • Variety of Faceplate styles
  • Fixing screws inclusive were applicable
  • Plastic free packaging
  • Bulk packed to reduce carbon footprint

Cable Management

HTC Series Cable Management – 1U 5 Ring Cable Manager

HTC Series Cable Management – 1U 5 Ring Cable Manager

Features and Benefits:

  • Powder coated steel
  • For use in 19" mounting profiles
  • 5 rings for optimal cable support
  • Includes caged nuts and screws
  • Available in Black
  • Plastic free packaging

Cat6A and Cat6 FAQ's

What is the difference between CAT6 and CAT6A?

  • Category 6 or CAT6 cabling is designed to offer 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbp/s) at 250mhz.
  • Category 6A or CAT6A cabling is designed to offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10,000 Mbp/s) at 500mhz.

Do you offer CAT7?

  • HellermannTyton Connectivity does not offer a CAT7 cabling system. The reality for CAT7 cabling is that it offers little to no extra benefit over CAT6A. 
  • CAT7 is designed to offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10,000 Mbp/s) at 600mhz. This is only 100mhz more than CAT6A.
  • CAT7 cabling is more expensive, there are also no CAT7 RJ45 connectors, unless you are using speciality connectors which are non-RJ45 based such as the terra connector, then you would be installing CAT6A connectivity as standard. This means you will only be able to test up to CAT6A parameters.

What is the shortest patch lead you make?

  • The shortest copper patchcord in CAT6 or CAT6A that HellermannTyton Connectivity produce is 20cm. Our standard lengths are 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 7m and 10m. Non-standard lengths are custom made upon request.

What is the difference between types of cable shielding / screening?

  • U/UTP or UTP is an acronym for Unshielded Twisted Pair. This means there is no shielding within the cable construction.
  • F/UTP or FTP is an acronym for Foil Twisted Pair. This means there is a foil shield that surrounds all four pairs.
  • U/FTP is an acronym for Unshielded / Foil Twisted Pair. This means there is no shielding that surrounds all four pairs; however, each pair has its own foil shield.
  • F/FTP is an acronym for Foil / Foil Twisted Pair. This means there is a foil shielding that surrounds all four pairs, as well as each pair having its own foil shield.
  • S/FTP is an acronym for Shielded / Foil Twisted Pair. This is the same construction as F/FTP, however the outer shield that surrounds all four pairs is made using a wire braid as opposed to a foil. Each pair having its own foil shield.

What is HellermannTyton Connectivity's recommended Bend radii of CAT6 and CAT6A cables?

  • The recommended bend radii information can be found on our cabling data sheets.
  • Our CAT6 U/UTP Cca cable - CA196 has an outer diameter of 7.1mm. We recommend a bend radii of 8 x outer diameter during installation - 56.8mm and 4 x outer diameter during operation 28.4mm.
  • Our CAT6A F/FTP Cca cable - CA199 has an outer diameter of 7.5mm. We recommend a bend radii of 8 x outer diameter during installation - 60mm and 4 x outer diameter during operation 30mm.

Do you warrant links over 90 metres?

  • Cabling links over 90mtrs do not meet the cabling standards, so when it comes to testing you will see an automatic fail. HellermannTyton Connectivity understands that in some cases there may be links that go beyond the 90mtr threshold. 
  • It is important to note that our warranty guarantees performance of your cabling systems when correctly installed and tested by an authorised installation company. Length of your links will influence its overall performance.
  • Our warranty policy is clear, in that we will treat each installation on a case-by-case basis. If the performance margins are met but the failure is down to length alone then we will not prevent this from processing a warranty application, however, as part of our terms and conditions, if a claim on the warranty was to realise, Hellermanntyton would conduct a site audit to ascertain the issue and cause. If we attribute loss of performance to over length links, then the warranty will be void for that particular case.

What is your accreditation process?

  • HellermannTyton Connectivity only offers its cabling system and warranty through authorised installation companies.
  • To become a HellermannTyton Connectivity Authorised installer you are required to attend our CAT6 / CAT6A day course**. Here the installer will brush up on industry standards and general installation practices before gaining a full understanding of our copper product range. We teach the installer best practice for handling and termination of our products to gain the best performance possible. Once completed the installer receives a certificate to show they have attended and completed the course and that we are happy for them to install and warrant our products.
  • For new installation firms that we have not worked with previously we may also insist on completing a 1st and 2nd fix audit of their first HerllermannTyton installation. 

 

** Due to the pandemic, we have not been running face to face course at our Northampton Connectivity centre of excellence. We have introduced online sessions to introduce our product range to installers. As part of this process, we endorse certification from another reputable manufacturer or industry recognised training course.

How do I apply for a warranty?

  • If you have attended and completed one of our authorised installer courses, then you can apply for our system warranty.
  • To do this you must first complete testing of the installation. If there are any links that require attention, please fix and re-test. Ensure results show a pass.
  • Once testing has been completed, please fill in our warranty application form out in full. Email both warranty form and test results to our warranty admin team for processing.
  • Test results must be sent in the native file format, i.e., Linkware. We do not accept summarised PDF files.
  • The admin team will check the results and log the information on the warranty form. If all data submitted meets our standards, then a warranty certificate is issued.

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