The Importance of Clean, Safe Ethernet Cables

April 16, 2021 Tripp Lite

With the current pandemic, there is heightened awareness of cleanliness and health safety. Cables are often shared and need to be touched when being connected and disconnected. Anyone who handles a cable can be exposed to bacteria on the cable or connectors. In certain environments, there is increased risk of exposure.

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Cat6a Ethernet cables are available with jackets, connectors and plugs that have antibacterial properties to reduce the viable count of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria by more than 99.9%. This is an attractive feature, especially if the cables are frequently touched, or if they are in a location where extra protection against possible infections is important. The antibacterial material is added into the plastic itself before it is molded. It is not a coating!

This added protection makes these cables an ideal solution for medical facilities, schools, businesses, restaurants/kitchens and anywhere else that needs extra protection against bacteria.

Top 4 Reasons to Choose an Antibacterial Network Cable

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Network patch cables are used everywhere a wired Ethernet connection is needed. These cables connect computers, VoIP telephones and other equipment to an Ethernet network. Antibacterial patch cables help keep you safe from common bacteria that can be picked up when handling the cables during installation, maintenance or anytime you plug in a new device.

  1. Cat6a Cables are Ideal for Connecting Equipment in 10G Ethernet Networks Cat6a Ethernet cables with RJ45 connectors transmit 10 Gbps data, voice and video through high-speed 10G equipment, including network switches, modems, servers, routers, adapters, hubs and patch panels in high-density data centers. Designed for fast transmission and excellent signal quality, these Cat6a cables ensure peak performance throughout your local area network (LAN).
  2. Provide Extra Protection Against Certain Bacteria The connectors, PVC jackets and plugs are constructed using an antibacterial material that is 99.9% effective in inhibiting Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (staph). This added protection makes these cables an ideal solution for medical facilities, schools, businesses, restaurants/kitchens and anywhere else that needs extra protection against bacteria.
  3. Snagless RJ45 Male Connectors Keep Tabs Intact During Installation The RJ45 connector’ snagless design protects the locking tabs from being damaged or broken off during installation. Integral strain relief gives the cable extra flexibility, reduces stress and helps the cable move freely without cracking or breaking loose from the connector.
  4. Premium Construction for Superior Performance Manufactured from 24 AWG copper wire, these four-pair stranded cables are rated for speeds up to 10 Gbps. The RJ45 connectors improve near-end crosstalk (NEXT) performance to 500 MHz and feature 3-micron gold plating to help ensure the most accurate signal transfer possible.

If you’re considering antibacterial network cables, take a look at the following solutions.

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