Superior Essex Launches PowerWise Category 5e Cable for PoE
Superior Essex recently launched the new PowerWise Category 5e cable. This 22 gauge communications data cable is designed specifically for devices that are connected to the internet, use Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and require higher levels of current. PowerWise Category 5e cable is ideal in both price and performance for situations when you have a relatively high current draw, but low data communications needs.
With PowerWise CAT 5e cable, you receive 88% power efficiency for POE+ and future 4PPoE applications over 100 meter distances. To facilitate this improved power efficiency, the 22 gauge copper wires are 59% larger than the 24 gauge copper wires typically used in CAT 5e cables. In comparison to typical CAT 5e cables (79% power efficiency) and typical CAT 6 cables (82% power efficiency), the Superior Essex PowerWise CAT 5e cable will yield energy savings of up to $78 and $46, respectively, over a 10 year period per powered device which draws an average of 71W over 100 meter distance.
While some PoE devices require a CAT 6A cable for its ability to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet, many devices will never need a data rate that exceeds the throughput capability of CAT 5e. For devices such as LED lighting fixtures, the ongoing cost and the initial cost of the installation are the most important considerations for POE cable selection. PowerWise CAT 5e cable combines the power efficiency benefits of 22 gauge copper conductors with the design cost benefit of CAT 5e (versus a 22 gauge CAT 6 cable or a CAT 6A cable).
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To learn more about Superior Essex's new PowerWise Category 5e cable,or to use it in your facility or your next installation, or for any other inquires, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today.