Importance of Third Party Testing
You’ve heard it a million times -- “you get what you pay for.” Why should this be any different when buying copper cable? Isn’t copper cable just wire? And isn’t all wire the same? Not so. Copper cable consists of inner conductors (copper wire) precisely measured to be the proper thickness (AWG) but also covered with a jacketing material that must meet the installed environment. Unfortunately sub-standard cables are making their way into the marketplace that might not even pass for the lowest grade of Category 3 or POTS. Of even greater concern is that some of these cables don’t even meet proper fire-safety codes with the jacketing materials. This is why it is important to learn the value of quality cables – cables that undergo continuous auditing by third party test labs.