Frequently Asked Questions

Cat Cables

What does ‘Cat‘ stand for in the Ethernet world?

IP Code

What is an enclosure’s degree of protection and how do we interpret the IP Code?

UL & TC-ER Ratings

What do the abbreviations UL and TC-ER mean on cables, and why is it important?

Halogen-free & Flame Retardant

Why is it so important that cables and wires not only be flame retardant, but also halogen-free?

Current Carrying Capacity

What is the current carrying capacity of cables and conductors actually dependent upon?

VDE Registration

VDE registration – is it just a formality?