As information demands increase, data centers are becoming more congested with more active equipment and cable. Because of their smaller diameter, patch cords with 28 AWG conductors have become widely used in data center applications. But these patch cords offer another use as well: in enterprise networks. In fact, 28 AWG patch cables can be used in all applications that require twisted-pair cabling.
In addition to being used for end-of-row (EoR) and top-of-rack (ToR) installations for data center interconnects, 28 AWG patch cords can improve airflow and reduce pathway congestion in high-density telecom and equipment rooms. Other benefits of smaller-diameter patch cords include:
- Availability in Category 6 and Category 6A versions for 1G and 10G applications
- Ability to achieve a tight bend radius
- Easier access for maintenance
- Less downtime due to faster troubleshooting
- Improved ability to deploy in high-density environments
In comparing 28 AWG patch cords to 24 AWG patch cords, it’s easy to see how much space can be saved.In each case, the 28 AWG patch cable is at least 50% smaller in diameter than its 24 AWG counterpart.
Here at Braemac CA, we offer our customers a wide variety of Cat cables from Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and of course, Cat6 (mini) 28AWG. For more information, or for quote requests, please contact our sales team today!