Why should you purchase cables bearing the ETL/UL Listed Marks?

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Looking to buy Cat6 Plenum ETL Listed ethernet cables or Cat5e Plenum UL Listed Cables? Well, stop scrolling anymore as you have just got yourself landed at the right place. Here at New York Cables, we manufacture top-notch ethernet cables that not only meet all existing industry standards but also surpass them by a wide margin. 

At New York Cables, our ethernet cables bear the ETL Listed Mark which means that our cables have undergone extensive product safety checks and that our products adhere to standards crafted by the government. Now a question may pop up in your mind: what does ETL Listed mean? Let’s first find the answer to this question. 

What does the “ETL Listed” mark indicate?

The word has its etymology in Thomas Edison’s Electrical Testing Labs (ETL). Those products that carry this mark adhere to the existing safety standards. Likewise, electronically operated products bearing this mark are independently tested via NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory). 

What does the “UL Listed” mark indicate?

UL was formed back then in 1894 with the aim of crafting standards for electrical devices. Products bearing the UL Classification and UL Listed marks meet standards in electrical inspection, testing, and certification. 

Difference between ETL & UL

Both ETL and UL have their roots in NRTL-certified testing procedures that are crafted to make sure that electronic products remain safe for the public. However, there exist some differences in methodologies and other benchmarks. 

To put it simply, ETL Listed Mark has more to do with the inspectors and the manufacturers in Canada and the United States. ETL testing ensures that products meet rigorous standards of fire safety whereas its expertise exists within fire prevention and flammability. 

Why should you purchase cables bearing the ETL Listed Mark?

It makes no sense to buy cables that do not come with proven safety standards. Such cables might be cheap but they put your life, home, and business at risk. It does not matter whether you bury them or run within walls, unsafe cables compromise the integrity and safety of your infrastructure. Therefore, it is always better to purchase cables that come with ETL/UL Listed Marks. 

How are New York Cables products rated for product safety?

New York Cables products bearing ETL/UL Listed marks — such as Cat6 Plenum ETL Listed, Cat6a Plenum UL Listed, and Cat5e Plenum UL Listed — is ETL Certified, which means that these products have passed ETL certifications. The products coming with ETL/UL Listed marks have earned these certifications owing to their fire safety compliance that has been observed in comprehensive laboratory testings. 

The other standards that our ethernet cables meet are FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, and RoHS. 

Some Basic Characteristics of Cat5e and Cat6 Plenum Cables

The Cat5e Plenum UL Listed ethernet cables have CMP-rated jackets. It means they are specifically designed for usage in plenum spaces of the buildings. As far as their data transfer rates are concerned, they stand at 1000Mbps over a distance of 50 meters and 100Mbps over a distance of 100 meters. Our Cat5e plenum cables have a bandwidth capacity of 350 MHz. You can also use plenum cables in riser and outdoor spaces. 

The Cat6 Plenum ETL Listed ethernet cables also come with CMP-rated jackets and they are also specifically designed for usage in plenum spaces of the buildings. Remember, CMP is the highest rating for ethernet jackets right now. The data transfer rates of Cat6 plenum cables are 10 Gbps over a distance of 50 meters and 1Gbps over a distance of 100 meters. These cables come with a bandwidth capacity of 550 MHz, which means they can maintain signal strength at longer distances with ease. You can also use Cat6 plenum cables in riser and outdoor spaces. 

Always reach out to New York Cables to buy the best ethernet cables that adhere to all existing safety standards including ETL/UL listings. We offer free shipping across the USA on orders above $100.

Specification Cat5e Cat6 Cat6a
Cable Jacket Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum & Riser
Wire Gauge 24-AWG 23-AWG 23-AWG Highly Twisted
Frequencies 350 MHZ 550 MHZ 750 MHZ
Installation Temp 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C
Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs
Package Easy Pull Box Easy Pull Box Wood Spool
Colors Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow
Standard Compliance ETL, FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS ETL, FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS

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