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Can cat-5 run in conduit with pots line?

By rcox ·
Can cat-5 cables run next to regular phone cables in ? inch conduit without EMI or crosstalk problems?

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Can cat-5 run in conduit with pots line?

by Paul D. Masley In reply to Can cat-5 run in conduit ...

It actually depends on how many phone lines that you are planning on running. Two phone trunk lines should not cause an EMI/crosstalk problem. At our company, we had problems due to four trunk lines, but stopped it after using a cat-5 cable for the phones. It cost a little more on setup, but the shielded cable actually proved to be worth it weight in gold when additional upgrades (extra leads) were needed. Another suggestion is since you are already in a major pull, add additional non-used cat-5 cable. The only added expense will be the cable as the labor is already there. Inotherwords, instead of pulling two cables (network/phone) to the wall outlet, pull three. An emergency backup is there if needed.

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by Cedric King In reply to Can cat-5 run in conduit ...

I guess Cat-5 is pretty shielded from and to allow crosstalk. If it's Cat-3, there might be a problem but not Cat-5.

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