Section 7 - FIRE STOPPING Section 8 - LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

8.1 GENERAL

    All connections must be clearly labeled at both ends.
    Use a 3/4" inch home run conduit from the outlet to the cable tray, wireway or directly to the telecommunications room, with pull boxes every 80 feet. In the case of an outlet's conduit terminating in a cable tray, the conduit must be mechanically fastened to the cable tray using a UL approved grounding clamp.
    The total wire path length from the outlet to the telecommunications room, including loss due to terminations, must not exceed 295 feet (90 meters) from the IDF in any case.

8.2 DETERMINING REQUIREMENTS

    Consult Telecommunications Center for requirements of specific wiring needs.

8.3 WIRING TYPE
    Consult Telecommunications Center for specifications.
  • 8.3.1 THINWIRE 10 BASE-2
    Thinwire ethernet cable shall not be installed for any projects.
  • 8.3.2 THICKWIRE 10 BASE-5
    Thickwire ethernet cable shall not be installed for any projects.
  • 8.3.3 TWISTED PAIR
    4 pair enhanced Category 6 UTP cable is the minimum cable allowed.
    Maximum segment length, is 295 feet (90 meters) from the TC and/or MC serving as a TC.
    Do not run data (Ethernet) in the same jacket with voice because of ring voltage.
    No splitting of pairs is allowed. This includes cabling used in voice application as well.
    Office patch cords must be minimum 350 megahertz category 6 twisted pair.
    Closet patch cords must be minimum 350 megahertz category 6 twisted pair.
    See Section 3.1.1 for standard wiring on the jacks.

  • 8.3.4 APPLETALK
    Appletalk (phonenet) cabling is not allowed for any projects.

  • 8.3.5 ASYNC
    Maximum length shall be 500 feet from the TC.
    A minimum of four (4) pair is allocated per circuit.

  • 8.3.6 3270 ON UTP
    Maximum length shall be 1000 feet from the TC.
    A minimum of four (4) pair is allocated per circuit.