CAT5e and CAT6 Testing and Certification
Connectronics, Inc. employs the use of the latest Fluke DTX-1800 Cable Analyzer.
Network Patch Cable Testing
We use the Fluke DTX-1800 Cable Analyzer for testing and certifying our CAT5e and CAT6 Cable Assemblies. All cables are tested in both directions to make sure each cable exceeds, not just meets, all the TIA/EIA standards. Worst case certification documentation is included with each cable.
We reject cables that do not exceed TIA/EIA standards in both directions. This stringent testing insures that our cables have enough head room for both return loss and NEXT to exceed TIA/EIA Standards and allow for realistic handling during installation.
We are currently using firmware version 2.12.
CAUTION: CAT5e and CAT6 cables must be properly handled. Sharp bends or kinks can disturb the internal pair geometry and destroy the cable's ability to pass data at rated speed. Tie wraps and binders must be kept loose so as not to damage or disturb the internal pairing as well.
|Frequency||100 MHz||100 MHz||250 MHz|
|Attenuation (min. at 100 MHz)||22 db||22 db||19.8 db|
|Characteristic Impedance||100 ohms + 15%||100 ohms + 15%||100 ohms + 15%|
|NEXT (min. at 100 MHz)||32.3 db||35.3 db||44.3 db|
|PS-NEXT (min. at 100 MHz)||(no specification)||32.3 db||42.3 db|
|ELFEXT (min. at 100 MHz)||(no specification)||23.8 db||27.8 db|
|PS-ELFEXT (min. at 100 MHz)||(no specification)||20.8 db||24.8 db|
|Return Loss (min. at 100 MHz)||16 db||20.1 db||20.1db|
|Delay Skew (max. per 100m)||(no specification)||45 ns||45 ns|