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TIA-568.2-D Recognizes 28 AWG patch

28 AWG patch cables, second and fourth from left, offer significant space savings over normal patch cables.

TIA-568.2-D, which is the latest Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standard recognizes the use of 28 AWG patch cable. The standard which replaced TIA 568.2-C, was approved for publication during the TR-42.7 meeting on June 12, 2018 and published on September 20, 2018.

Use of 28 AWG Patch Cords

ANSI/TIA-568.2-D generally requires conductor sizes of 22 AWG to 26 AWG for cord cable. In certain cases, it is recognized that it may be necessary to construct cords from 28 AWG cable. This is permitted if certain specified requirements relative to the smaller conductor size are met. The guidelines and limitations on using 28 AWG patch cords for power delivery specified in TIATSB‑184‑A‑1 shall be followed.

Quabbin Wire & Cable DataMax® Mini 28 AWG Patch

All Quabbin Wire & Cable 28 AWG cables are ANSI/TIA-568.2-D compliant and meet all requirements.  To learn more about our 28 AWG patch cable solutions click on the links below or contact your Quabbin Sales Representative.

DataMax® Mini-6 UTP

DataMax® Mini-6a F/UTP

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