Improved fire protection for Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP cable

BU Multimedia Solutions (BU MMS) of Prysmian Group has added more fire safety to another copper cable. The Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP is now available in CPR fire protection class B2ca s1a d1 a1. The upgrade from class Cca to B2ca offers users higher fire safety with the same performance and manageability.

The enhanced fire protection cable meets all the criteria of the demanding B2ca s1a d1 a1 fire protection class with regard to smoke development (s1a), flaming droplets (d1) and acid content (a1). MMS has invested significant resources in the development of the new CPR cable. The result is a highly reliable, fire-safe Cat.6A installation cable that is quick and easy to install while maintaining high data transmission rates.

Optimum shielding, PoE, flame-retardant

The mechanically robust AWG-23 copper cables ensure high resistance due to the LSHF-FR outer jacket. The four wire pairs as well as the entire cable core are sheathed with an aluminum-coated plastic foil. This provides the Draka F/FTP cable with optimum shielding. The Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP with AWG-23 copper conductor is suitable for Power over Ethernet (PoE), Type 1-4. In accordance with the Cat.6A standard, the installation cables transmit data, voice, audio and video information at a speed of up to 10 Gbit/s. The halogen-free and flame-retardant protective jacket (LSHF-FR) ensures maximum fire protection in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

Test good, all good

Several internal and external test laboratories tested the cable design in numerous runs for B2ca fire protection criteria. The very intensive testing phase led to success: all randomly selected test specimens met the high requirements of the B2ca fire protection class without reducing their performance and ease of installation.