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Cables with LP Certification Now Available from Belden

Installers, consultants and enterprises can now prepare for future applications where devices exceed 60W or use PoE Type 4
 St. Louis, Missouri – May 30, 2017 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces that many of its cables, including its 10GXS and 2183 lines, are now Limited Power (LP) certified. Belden LP-listed cables are designed to maintain safe operation and not exceed temperature ratings.
As digital building applications continue to converge over the same IP networks, demands for increased bandwidth and Power over Ethernet (PoE) are placed on the cabling infrastructure. This leads to additional heat generation inside cables, which can cause declines in performance and reliability.
In late 2015, UL developed the LP cable certification and listing program to respond to this challenge. The certification and listing verifies that a cable can carry the identified amount of current per conductor under certain conditions without exceeding the cable temperature rating.
LP-listed cable simplifies cable selection and usage when power delivery is higher than 60W or PoE Type 4 is being used, and when cable bundles sizes exceed the 2017 NEC limits. Today, the vast majority of PoE applications involve power delivery below 60W and use PoE Type 3 or lower, and may not require the benefits of LP-listed cable.
Although LP-listed cable is not part of any current or future PoE standard, Belden pursued LP certification to help installers, consultants and enterprises prepare for future applications where devices may exceed 60W or use PoE Type 4, and where it is unclear what the cable bundle sizes are. Belden LP-listed cables maintain safe operation to the identified current amperage without exceeding cable temperature ratings.
Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.
For more information about Belden’s LP-listed cables, visit info.belden.com/ecos/lp-cable-wp.
About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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