[Q] What are some considerations for temporary runs of CAT 5
[A] Temporary runs are used most often during the expansion of a
building, when connectivity is needed before the permanent cable
management has been implemented. There are also cases where cable
becomes damaged due to a fire, or other accident within the
building and temporary runs are needed to "get by"
while repairs are being made. In either case, there are a guidelines
that are considered best practice in these situations..
runs should be as short as possible - Because most temporary
runs are exposed, and generally not secured very well, you should
avoid making them excessively long. This will reduce the likelihood
of the cable being damaged, and a shorter run will give better
securing cable to existing electrical - Even though it may look
like the quick and easy way to get the cable in place, you are
asking for trouble. Electrical lines can generate a tremendous
amount of Electro Magnetic Interference, and this will cripple
the ability of the cable to transmit data. There are many published
standards covering proper separation of voice, data, and electrical
lines. Do a little research before you place the cable into
service to avoid any problems.
areas of foot traffic - It makes no difference what brand of
cable you decide to use, if you place it on the floor it is
going to get destroyed. Even using step plates to cover up your
floor runs is not going to be 100% fix. These plates can move
around and pinch the cable to the floor, making things even
worse! Follow good practice and keep your cables free of traffic
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