AWG26 Cat. 6A copper cable trunks
In Data Centers, the density of horizontal cables has a direct impact on the air flow and on the efficiency of the cooling system. Consequently, reducing the volume taken by cables and improving the organization of cable bundles can lead to significant improvement of the data center cooling performance and ultimately reduce running costs.
To meet this objective, Multimedia Connect has developed a shielded Category 6A cable, using AWG26 conductors. Compared to a traditional AWG23 Category 6A cable, this new cable is 30% smaller and lighter.
MMC has also designed a cable trunck which regroups 12 of these cables under a general jacket.
In a Category 6 system, the backbone cabling may be implemented using Category 6 cables if the maximum length is not greater than 100 meters, otherwise OM2 fiber is the better choice for the cabling infrastructure.
If we compare the volume of traditional Category 6A cables and the one taken by the same number of cables using the new MMC AWG26 cable trunck. The difference is quite spectacular and approaches in fact 40%.
This new cable trunck also enables a better management of cables in the cabinet.