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Standard User andynormancx
(committed) Sun 21-Feb-21 12:47:55
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Re: LSOH Low Smoke Ethernet cable - where, why, when?


[re: jabuzzard] [link to this post]
 
The purple colour is one of the main reasons I didn't end up using it in my house wink

All the LSOH that I could see to buy was purple and 80% the runs I was using it for where CCTV cameras where a small section of the end of the run was going to be visible, pinned to a wall. And I didn't really want that visible cable to be purple.
Standard User jabuzzard
(experienced) Sun 21-Feb-21 22:24:18
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Re: LSOH Low Smoke Ethernet cable - where, why, when?


[re: andynormancx] [link to this post]
 
All my Cat6a is in the wall, under the floor or in the ceiling. If it comes out somewhere it turns into a wall plate. The exception being ceiling mounted WiFi access points but the wire is not visible there either. Visible wires are a no no in my book.

That said you could have always jacketed the cable with heat shrink to match whatever colour you wanted mind you.
Standard User jabuzzard
(experienced) Sun 21-Feb-21 22:27:40
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Re: LSOH Low Smoke Ethernet cable - where, why, when?


[re: Pheasant] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Pheasant:
Fibre (LAN) often has jacket colours which distinguish singlemode (yellow) from multimode (aqua blue or orange). I patch by colours too. It’s a quick way to distinguish things.


Usually but not always OM1 is grey, OM2 is orange and OM3 up god only knows but it is mostly cyan these days. I have seen purple in the past but I think that was dropped as most LSZH is purple and it is easily confused.


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