FAQ'S

General Information

A: Verified refers to the electrical performance of a cable. It is often proceeded by the term "third party". It means the cable was tested by someone other than the manufacturer and they verify it meets a particular level of performance. However, the "third party" verification is only as good as the third party verifying it. UL or ETL for example, both are the leaders in product verification.

Compliant, as it relates to electrical performance, means that a product has been tested by the manufacturer and that they have found it to meet the requirements of a particular standard.

Listed refers to the physical attributes of a cable. This is a requirement of National Electrical Code (NEC). Cables must have the appropriate listing, such as CMR/Riser or CMP/Plenum, in order to be installed in a particular environment. Listings are obtained from companies like UL or ETL.

A: Yes, most of our non-plenum wire has UV protection. The amount of wear on the wire over the years depends on the location of the wire. Please refer to our individual part number specification sheets for more information.

A: Depending on the color of the jacket, when you bend certain cables, it turns the jacket white. This is not a defect, nor will it impact the physical or electrical performance of the cable. Plenum and riser rated cables typically have PVC jackets. The PVC material used includes color compounds and flame retardant materials. When you bend the cable, you displace the color molecules and expose the flame retardant material, which is white. The whitening is more pronounced in plenum rated cables because that jacket material has more flame retardant in it than the riser rated versions. If you were to bend a plenum rated cable and see little or no whitening of the jacket, you should verify that the cable has, in fact, passed UL-910 flammability test required for a plenum rating.

A: Yes. Unless explicitly noted, CMP rated cables utilize a PVC jacket, similar to that of a CMR (riser) rated cable. The CMP rated cable will have more flame retardant in the PVC. The CMP rated cable will also utilize different materials for the insulation that will assist it in passing the more rigorous plenum flammability test required by U.S. National Electrical Code. Sometimes people refer to CMR cable as PVC. Since both CMP and CMR cables utilize a PVC jacket, it is important when purchasing the cable to clarify which cable you want.

A plenum ceiling is one that uses the space between the top of the suspended ceiling and the bottom of the floor above to handle air for ventilation. All suspended ceilings are not plenums; some may use HVAC ductwork to move air to returns and diffusers located in the ceiling tiles (a ‘dead’ ceiling). Consult the local code authority to confirm that a suspended ceiling is a plenum. The NEC requires the use of plenum-rated cable (or cable in EMT, rigid or intermediate metal conduit) for plenum spaces but permits general purpose-rated cable in non-air handling ceilings and walls.

However, this requirement may be superseded by local codes; for example, conduit may be required even with plenum cable. Know the local code before installing, or even ordering, the cable.

The NEC (National Electrical Code) is a highly regarded handbook resources and considered the most comprehensive document on electrical safety. The NEC explains current code requirements and discusses pertinent code changes. Articles of the NEC are specific to certain wire applications.

A: A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test products to the specifications of applicable product safety standards such as those from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and other standards writing bodies. An NRTL’s function is to provide an independent evaluation, testing and certification of any electrically operated or gas- and oil-fired product.

A: No. In fact, this misconception has misled many to believe that they do not have a choice in third-party testing partners. The only major requirement is that the laboratory performing the testing is an OSHA-recognized NRTL. The ETL Listed Mark serves as an indicator of compliance with applicable product safety standards.

A: Yes. The ETL Listed Mark is recognized by local inspectors and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) throughout North America and also in some areas of South America. The ETL Listed Mark is an accepted alternative to UL and, as such, inspectors and AHJs recognize, acknowledge, and accept the mark as proof of product compliance. “ETL” has been around for over 100 years. In fact, the original Electrical Testing Labs (ETL) was founded by Thomas Edison in 1896.

A. RoHS stands for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Also known as Directive 2011/65/EU, RoHS was established in the European Union (EU) to limit the use of certain hazardous materials found in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). There are six hazardous materials that are restricted in accordance to RoHS and each of the materials can harm the environment, pollute landfills and are dangerous to those exposed to the materials during manufacturing and recycling. Syston is committed to provide 100% RoHS compliant materials for all types of cables.

A: Riser rated cable is required for jobs where cable is going to be run vertically up multistory buildings in floor to floor wiring riser.

A: Plenum rated cable is required for jobs where cable is going to be run in return air space. In most buildings this area is above drop ceilings or under raised floors. The materials required to pass plenum standards are much more expensive than non-plenum-rated designs. Always make sure that your application truly needs a plenum cable to ensure you are purchasing the most cost effective solution. We have seen many cases where plenum was used, but was not necessary.

Network, Coaxial Cable

Whenever possible, install premises copper cabling at temperatures above freezing. The minimum recommended temperature for installing copper premises cables is -0º C (32º F). At lower temperatures the insulation and jacketing materials may stiffen, become brittle and crack. Wind chill must be considered.

Should it be necessary to install in temperatures below 32F, adhere to the following best practice guidelines.

Prior to installation, warm cables in a heated building a minimum of 24 – 48 hours.
Remove only the amount of cable which can be installed within 3 – 4 hours.
Return cables that were not installed within 4 hours to the heated building for “re-warming”.
To avoid cracking of the jacket, service coils should measure a minimum of 10 inches.
Avoid terminating cables until the building is enclosed (and heated).

Ignoring these “best practice” recommendations may result in stressing/cracking or kinking of the cable jacket, compromised electrical characteristics, and will void the manufacturers’ warranty.

Network Ethernet and Outside Plant (OSP) cables from Syston Cable Technology have a 300 volt working voltage capability when used in communication circuit applications.Communications cables, commonly referred to as low voltage cables, are not required to be marked with a voltage rating or listed as such by any listing or testing organization.Although not marked, our copper premises products have a 300-volt rating meeting the requirements of UL Standard 444, which states that wires listed as CMR or CMP are qualified for a 300-volt rating.In OSP cables, the voltage capability is purposefully omitted from the cable jacket, replaced with a telephone handset to avoid confusion in the field with high voltage power cables.The working capability of traditional 300-volt applies to OSP copper telecommunications cables manufactured in compliance to specifications including PE-39, PE-89, PE-86, Telcordia GR-421-CORE and GR-492-CORE as well as newer SySPEED OSP Category 5, 5e, 6 and 6A designs.

A: HDBaseT is a technology that connects entertainment systems and devices and allows the transmission of video, audio, Ethernet, control and power from one device to another on a single category 5e or 6 cable.

Cat 6A cabling may be placed unbundled or in adjacent bundles within the same pathway as Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling without adversely affecting application performance. Cat 5e, 6 and 6A cables may also be placed in the same pathway as optical fiber and both RG-6 and RG-11 coaxial cabling. For additional information of this topic, see TIA TSB-190 Guidelines on Shared Pathways and Shared Sheaths.

A plenum ceiling is one that uses the space between the top of the suspended ceiling and the bottom of the floor above to handle air for ventilation. All suspended ceilings are not plenums; some may use HVAC ductwork to move air to returns and diffusers located in the ceiling tiles (a ‘dead’ ceiling). Consult the local code authority to confirm that a suspended ceiling is a plenum. The NEC requires the use of plenum-rated cable (or cable in EMT, rigid or intermediate metal conduit) for plenum spaces but permits general purpose-rated cable in non-air handling ceilings and walls.

However, this requirement may be superseded by local codes; for example, conduit may be required even with plenum cable. Know the local code before installing, or even ordering, the cable.

Avoid painting over any indoor telecom products. When you must paint near any telecom cabling, remember: the jacketing materials are “porous” and have little resistance to moisture; the paint could alter the flame and/or smoke characteristics of the cable; painting over them would likely obscure the flame rating designations, which are required to be printed on the jacket; and painting the cable voids the product warranty.

Briefly, Article 800.52 (A)(2) of the 2002 NEC code states “Communications wires and cables shall be separated at least 50 mm (2″) from conductors of any electric light, power, Class 1, non-power limited fire alarm, or medium power network-powered broadband communications circuits.” There are two exceptions 1) the use of specially designed and rated raceway having separate channels where “all the communications circuits are encased…” and 2) where the cables are “separated by a continuous and firmly fixed nonconductor, such as porcelain tubes or flexible tubing, in addition to the insulation on the wire.” In addition to the NEC code, your installation may be subject to state, county and local codes and ordinance.

The recommended minimum bend radius for unshielded horizontal cables (6 pair or smaller) is 4 times the cable diameter.

The recommended minimum bend radius for unshielded backbone cables (greater than 6 pair) is 10 times the cable diameter. The recommended minimum bend radius for shielded backbone cables is 12 times the cable diameter.

There is a simple formula to help determine the minimum bend radius: multiply the cable Outer Diameter (OD) times 10 to obtain the minimum bend radius.

The maximum recommended pulling tension for 4/24 horizontal cables is 25 LBF and is based on the tensile strength of the copper conductors. Use of excessive force during installation may deteriorate transmission performance.

Chemicals can degrade the cable jacket material, depending on both the jacket material and the chemical. For example, a jacket made of PVDF (fluoropolymer) or nylon (polyamide) will impart specific resistance to a number of classes of chemical compounds compared to standard materials of which cables are typically made.

Yes; slack may be necessary to accommodate future cabling system changes. The recommended amount of slack is 10 feet, regardless of media, for the telecommunications closet. At the outlet, the recommended optical fiber slack is three feet, while one foot is recommended for twisted-pair cables.

Hi-2-Lo® Footage Marking is hailed by customers as a major time and money saver as it counts down the remaining cables from 1000 feet to 0 feet.

A: Article 800 pertains to communication circuits, voice, and data cables used for communication of video, data, or voice.

A: Article 820 pertains to coax cable used for community antenna television (CATV).

The NEC (National Electrical Code) is a highly regarded handbook resource considered the most comprehensive document on electrical safety. The NEC explains current code requirements and discusses pertinent code changes. Articles of the NEC are specific to certain wire applications.TIA is the Telecommunications Industry Association and represents the Communications sector of the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA). TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). TIA sponsored committees prepare and write many of the standards addressing performance and compatibility testing.

More commonly referred to as attenuation, insertion loss is the loss of signal power between two points. Items that lead to signal loss are excessive cable length, temperature, humidity, and excess return loss.

Return loss is the ratio of signal power transmitted into a system to the power reflected. An echo best describes return loss. Changes in or mismatched impedance causes signal reflection.

NEXT loss is a measure of the unwanted signal coupling from a transmitter at the near-end into neighboring pairs measured at the near-end. Faintly hearing the neighbor’s conversation during your own telephone call is an example of crosstalk. In a LAN, NEXT occurs when a strong signal on one pair is picked up by an adjacent pair.

Early LAN protocols only utilized two pairs essentially rendering the other two dormant. Because NEXT is measured by one pair’s effect onto one other pair, the NEXT measurement was adequate. Now, protocols such as Gigabit Ethernet utilize all four pairs in full duplex transmission. PS NEXT addresses this by measuring the individual NEXT effects on any one pair by the other three pairs when all pairs are operating simultaneously.

Propagation delay measures the time required for a signal to propagate from one end of the circuit or pair to the other. Delay is the principal reason for distance limitations for structured cabling.

Propagation delay skew is the propagation delay difference between the slowest and fastest cable pair. Skew is important because again, Gigabit Ethernet uses all four pairs in a cable. The packet of information may be sent over multiple pairs; thus, if one pair is significantly slower than the others, it may be impossible to recombine the original signal.

Bit-Error-Rate (BER) is the ratio of incorrectly transmitted bits to all transmitted bits, over a given time period, from one active device to another. In BER testing, real sample data is transmitted over the appropriate protocol (e.g., 100BASE-T, 10GBASE-T, etc.). The BER test will show the true real-world performance of the network, inclusive of the active components. In contrast, the standard electrical tests performed on the permanent link or channel will provide performance values for the cable and passive components, exclusive of the active equipment. The parameters included in standard permanent link or channel tests include Near-End Crosstalk, Attenuation, Return Loss, Delay, etc.

The advantage of the bit error rate test is that it will show how well your cable network really performs in combination with your active equipment. It is not unusual for a marginally passing cable network to exhibit bit errors when used in combination with lower quality active equipment. The electrical margin built into better performing cable and connectivity products helps overcome such factors.

The minimum recommended bend radius for Augmented CAT 6 designs is 4 times the cable outer diameter (OD).

Multi-Conductor Low Voltage Cable

Syston Cable Technology manufactures two types of power-limited fire alarm cables: FPLR and FPLP.

Type FPLR power-limited fire alarm riser cable is listed as suitable for use in a vertical run in a shaft or from floor to floor. All FPLR cables are listed as having fire-resistant characteristics capable of preventing fire from traveling floor to floor. Riser cables must pass both UL test 1424 and the vertical riser flame test UL 1666.

Type FPLP power-limited fire alarm plenum cable is listed by the NEC as suitable for use in ducts, plenums and other space used for environmental air. All FPLP cables are listed as having adequate fire-resistant and low smoke-producing characteristics and must pass both UL test 1424 and UL tunnel test 910.

Syston Cable Technology has combined FPL and FPLR into a single category, non-plenum. By utilizing the high-grade product (FPLR for both categories), this eliminates a category and offers the highest rating for both. The second category offered by Syston Cable Technology is the plenum rate group.

The difference between power limited cables and non-power limited cables is based on NEC compliance. Non-power limited cables is a fire alarm circuit powered by a source that complies with NEC sections 760-21 and 760-23. Power limited cables is a fire alarm circuit powered by a source that complies with section 760-41. Syston Cable Technology offers Power Limited Fire Alarm cables (300 Volts Maximum).

Fire alarm cables are placed into two broad categories: plenum, and non-plenum. Each corresponds to the application. Plenum cable, to be used in ducts or other enclosed air spaces, is called FPLP; non-plenum cable, to be used in applications such as surface wiring or general use wiring FPL cable, which can be used in applications that go vertically from floor to floor, FPLR. All names reflect where the fire alarm cable can be installed safely. Once you know where you will install the cable, you know in which category plenum or non-plenum, to make your selection.

In the US, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) plays an important role in standards because it publishes the National Electrical Code (NEC). This document regulates the installation of electric wiring and equipment and should definitely be considered before starting a project.

 

ASTM International and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) also design tests and standards for a wide variety of wire and cable, including those used for fire alarm and security applications. In Canada, CSA International does work similar to the UL in the US and can help ensure compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code. A cable with multiple listings (FPLR/CL3R/CMR) is an optimum choice.

There are many safety precautions such as voltage, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, etc., that should be considered in choosing any kind of electrical cable, including fire alarm and security control cables. However, there are some notable fire-related safety precautions to consider as well. First is the fire resistance of the cable (i.e. will it burn and/or how long will it burn?) Another is smoke propagation (i.e. how much will it give off if it comes in contact with fire?). These considerations should be made when choosing any type of electrical cable, but they are especially important in the case of fire alarm and security control cable, which must function in emergency situations and under extreme conditions.

Most safety concerns (including these fire-related ones) are regulated by the UL, NEC, and other standards organizations and guidelines. The NEC outlines acceptable limits for burning and smoke emissions while the UL and other organizations are responsible for the development of various flame tests cables must pass in order to be considered safe for use.

Listing

Protection Level

FPL

Good fire and smoke protection

FPLR

Better fire and smoke protection

FPLP

Best fire and smoke protection

All installations must follow guidelines established by the National Electric Code (NEC). Below are some basic practices to remember when installing power-limited fire alarm systems. For a more in-depth review of requirements and installation guidelines, refer to the NEC.

  1. All cables must be UL/ETL listed. Check all cables for the proper markings. Refer to NEC Article 760.
  2. All cables must comply with local wiring requirements.
  3. Only use conductors made of copper.
  4. Test wiring for grounds, short circuits and open faults before the system is placed in operation.
  5. Always use the proper gauge of wire to avoid line loss.
  6. Avoid interference when routing wiring.
  7. Installation shall be made to prevent the spread of fire from floor to floor.
  8. A minimum of 6 inches of free conductor is required in each electrical box to facilitate termination.
  9. All wiring must be terminated with UL/ETL listed devices.
  10. Consider local codes. Most states and cities adopt the NEC. A few states and cities amend the NEC recommendations regarding cable requirements. Any variances in code are easy to obtain through local officials. Check the local codes to determine if the NEC has been adopted in your area.

Addressable fire alarm systems using advanced electronics allow the fire alarm panel to communicate with each base individually using a sophisticated polling process. In some instances, more than 100 devices can be located on a single pair of wires. Due to this need for faster and clearer signal transfer, the capacitance of the cable has become a concern.

Yes, our non-plenum series has sunlight resistant, UV protection. Plenum has its own rating.

All cables are available on 1,000 foot premium black plastic ribbed spools or premium wooden spools. Other packages such as Reel-In-Box or poly-bagged coil packs and smaller quantities are available upon request. All packaging is tangle free.

Syston Cable Technology Fire Alarm and Security Control cables are offered with a one year Warranty.

A. The scope of this article includes such systems/circuits for burglar alarms, access control, audio, nurse calls, and intercoms. It can also include some computer network systems, some control circuits for lighting dimmer systems, and some low voltage control circuits that originate from listed appliance or from listed computer equipment.

A: Article 760 pertains to fire cables used for fire alarms. 

Direct Burial OSP (Outside Plant) Cable

Copper Outside Plant (OSP) cables from Syston Cable Technology have a 300 volt working voltage capability when used in communication circuit applications.

Communications cables, commonly referred to as low voltage cables, are not required to be marked with a voltage rating or listed as such by any listing or testing organization.

Although not marked, our copper communication cable products have a 300-volt rating meeting the requirements of UL Standard 444, which states that wires listed as CMR or CMP are qualified for a 300-volt rating.

In OSP cables, the voltage capability is purposefully omitted from the cable jacket, replaced with a telephone handset to avoid confusion in the field with high voltage power cables.

 

As a rule of thumb, make sure the diameter of your duct is at least 1.15 times greater than the diameter of your cable, or one-half trade size larger in diameter than the diameter of the cable you plan to install.

When using pulling eyes, the diameter over the pulling eye becomes the most critical element to sizing conduit.

You can estimate the diameter over the pulling eye (de) to be: de < 1.1 x dc (dc equals the cable diameter). Keep in mind that multiple runs, grade changes and multiple bends can reduce the usable space.

ANSI/TIA/EIA-758, Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Cabling Standard, requires the use of a minimum 4 inch conduit.

 

The current designs and materials utilized in the manufacture of Syston Cable Technology filled OSP copper cables, including our OSP (CAT 5e and CAT 6) designs, are suitable for use at temperatures of -44° C.

Excellent cold temperature performance is often taken for granted by users of Syston Cable Technology cable products. Industry standards specify cold performance at -20° C, which is well above the low temperature in many parts of the Northern states and Canada. A cable that merely meets industry standards would manifest itself in extreme temperatures as a jacket/insulation crack or a voltage failure, both of which could result in service problems.

When installing self-supporting copper cables, determine the storm loading district where the installation will take place. Storm Loading districts are defined in the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) for the continental United States, but may be further defined by state and/or local codes and ordinances.

Once identified, the loading district along with the product / pair count and AWG can be used to access guidelines for span lengths, sag and tension data.

Chemicals can degrade the cable jacket material, depending on both the jacket material and the chemical. For example, a jacket made of PVDF (fluoropolymer) or nylon (polyamide) will impart specific resistance to a number of classes of chemical compounds compared to standard materials of which cables are typically made.

This response addresses “noise” as indicated by test set measurements and primarily related to power influence. Keep in mind that moisture or water is absolutely the major cause of noise audible to the customer. Conductor deterioration from water in a cable, water on the faceplate of a terminal or condensation causing current flow between two splice connectors will cause noise. Water is public enemy number one when it comes to copper cables. That is why we go to the lengths that we do to fill, flood, encapsulate and generally seal the cables from water intrusion.

 

The primary cause of noise is proximity to electrical power cables. Proximity does not mean that the power and communications cables are touching. High voltage transmission lines can and do induce fields at great distances from their physical location. Transformers and some electrical equipment can generate “noise” in an improperly grounded cable. The electrical fields generated by these power cables induce unwanted harmonics into the cable that manifests itself in what is commonly referred to as “noise”.

 

The metallic shield of a cable, when properly grounded at each end, effectively cancels the effect of the power induced noise. In conjunction with surge protection devices it helps to protect the cable, associated terminals and customer equipment from damage caused by voltage surges as would be caused by lightening.

 

Other sources of noise are loose conductor splice connectors, improperly terminated conductors, loose or improperly installed shield bond connectors, proximity to a radio station transmitter. By code, communication cables, power neutrals, and metallic water pipes should have a common ground potential when all are present in a residence or commercial building. This is a safety measure as well as a “noise” prevention issue.

The recommended minimum bend radius for corrugated single shield tape designs is 12 times the cable diameter.

 

The recommended minimum bend radius for corrugated dual shield tape designs is 15 times the cable diameter.

 

The recommended minimum bend radius for flat, single, shield tape designs is 15 times the cable diameter.

The standard alligator-type bonding clamps are commonly referred to as cable bonding and grounding connectors or shield bond connectors. Throughout much of the telephone industry they are also called “B Bond Clamps” and are found in sizes 1, 2, or 3. They may be used for grounding both aerial and underground OSP cables and the clamp size is determined by the cable diameter. When selecting a shield bond connector the type of shield must be taken into consideration. There are three shield configurations currently being deployed.

Type one addresses the bare shield (aluminum, bronze, etc.) which is easily separated from the jacketing. With bare shield tapes, the shield bond connector attaches directly to the shielding without involvement of the jacket.

Type two addresses the coated shield which does not bond to the jacket. Designs which utilize coated shield tapes which do not bond to the jacket can be treated in a manner identical to the bare shield with one important consideration – the bond connector must have “prongs” which penetrate the coating and make contact with the underlying shield material.

Type three addresses the coated shield which “bonds” to the jacket. Designs which utilize coated shield tapes which “bond” to the jacket require a clamp which makes a sandwich of the jacket and coated shield. Clamps used for this design require prongs which penetrate the coating and attach securely. For these designs, there is no need to separate the shield from the jacket.

Manufacturers of these clamps include 3M, Electric Motion, Preformed Line Products and ABB Installation Products (formerly Thomas and Betts), and most if not all can be used in all three of the circumstances described above. The clamps are available from your cable distributor.

Outside plant cables are not rated for UL CMR or CMP listing and when used inside buildings the National Electrical Code* requires the cable be placed inside metal conduit (NEC article 800-50, exception 2). In addition to NEC regulations, special state, county and local building/fire codes may apply when engineering projects utilizing this type of cable.

The NEC allows OSP cable to be extended from the outside a maximum of 50 feet to allow a termination to be made.

The recommended minimum bend radius for corrugated single shield tape designs is 12 times the cable diameter.

 

The recommended minimum bend radius for corrugated dual shield tape designs is 15 times the cable diameter.

 

The recommended minimum bend radius for flat, single, shield tape designs is 15 times the cable diameter.

The Syston Cable Technology OSP (Outside Plant) copper cables have a 300 volt working voltage capability when used in communication circuit applications.

 

Communications cables are not formally voltage rated or listed as such by any listing or testing organization. OSP designs are manufactured to industry specifications that require, without failure, voltage testing between conductors and between the conductors and shield. This information is included in the electrical specification portion of each products catalog sheet.

Outside plant (OSP) copper cables are designed based on a life expectancy of 30 years. Raw materials and finished cables are tested using life-cycle test procedures. OSP cable designs are available with many shielding options to accommodate a variety of installation environments. Choosing the appropriate shielding system for your environment will provide the greatest chance for 30+ years of trouble free service.

Standard gel-filled OSP copper cables are designed for water-prone areas, but for applications that require the cable to be under significant water pressure (e.g., ponds, lakes or rivers) we recommend additional mechanical protection for the cables. By specifying one or two additional steel shields along with an additional over-jacket, the cable can be used for water depths of 40 feet or more.

Syston Cable Technology also recommends that the span under water be no longer than one reel length so that the length of the cable under water does not require splices or a connection point close to the water edges.

Even with the added protection of additional steel armoring, caution must be taken during placement of the cable to protect it from external hazards such as rocks, boat anchors and boat propellers. This can be accomplished by placing the cable in a conduit. The added protection of steel armoring, plus a conduit, offers the maximum protection for short underwater crossings.

The cable should be placed and secured at the bottom of the body of water, to prevent the cable from floating to the surface.

Yes, Syston Cable Technology manufactures 100% RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant products. These cables can be easily identified by the appearance of a RoHS logo located near the standards compliance box of our print and online product specification sheets.

The Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives are aimed at reducing the hazardous materials content in electronic products as well as increasing the recycling efforts for these products and became effective July 1, 2006. RoHS specifically bans or restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDE).

To obtain a stand-alone documents for a specific part number(s), contact our inside sales manager. He or she can provide the documentation.

If you have other questions concerning RoHS compliant cables manufactured by Syston Cable Technology, please call Technical Support at 888.679.7866 or via email at [email protected]