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17. December 2017 | Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH

Expansion of product portfolio of unshielded copper horizontal cables

 

With the European Construction Products Regulation coming into effect by July 2017, the EU has adopted a uniform classification for fire classes for all permanently installed cables in a building. In addition to the current requirements for fire, there are additional test criteria for smoke production (“s”), acidity (“a”) and flaming droplets (“d”).

Subsequently, Telegärtner expands the product portfolio of unshielded copper horicontal cables in bulk and adds three new types of cable. These three will replace some of the existing cables.

The table below shows the direct comparison of the new cable types to their predecessors:

New Predecessor
Part no. Description Part no. Description
 L02002A0261 F/UTP 4x2xAWG24/1 Cat.5
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d0,a1
 L02002B0086  F/UTP 4x2xAWG24/1 Cat.5
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d2,a1
 L02002A0262 4x2xAWG23/1 Cat.6
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d0,a1
 L02002A0094 U/UTP 4x2xAWG23/1 Cat.6
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d2,a1
 L02002A0263 F/UTP 4x2xAWG23/1 Cat.6
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d0,a1
 L02002A0156 F/UTP 4x2xAWG23/1 Cat.6
LSZH blue, Dca-s2,d2,a1

All three new cables show a major improvement in their fire behavior compared to their predecessor, which can be reviewed in table above in the product description. Especially, the behavior of the flaming droplets has been improved from class d2 to d0, which is of course confirmed by an external laboratory performing the standardized fire tests. As a result, there shall be no flaming droplets in case of a fire, which probably could speed up fire propagation. Further, shipment of cables in bulk has been modified as they will be shipped only on Euro pallets, helping to make handling more easy.

Another step forward is to sell these items by the meter instead. This new procedure will create a more consistent understanding and shall reduce the error rate in the entire order process.