Stapled Network Cables Tested

By John Scanlan, Published Jun 22, 2022, 08:07am EDT (Info+)

Many installers use cable staples and staplers for support but do they cause similar performance issues as we saw with our zip tie test?

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In this report, we test cable staplers from different manufacturers, as well as hammer-driven cable staples. We prove results using a Fluke DSX-8000 certifier and a Fluke LinkIQ as well as practical video surveillance performance.

Inside this report, we also include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Test and Results Explained
  • Certifier and Qualifier Test Results
  • Impact on Video Surveillance Performance
  • Alternative Cable Supports
  • IPVM Recommendations

Executive *******

** *** *******, ** ***** **** hammer-driven ***** ******* (** / ********** staples) *** ** ****-********* ******, ***** damages ******* ******* ** ***** ** failure. ** **** ********** *** *********** of ******** *** ***** *** ******** it ***** ********** ** ***** *** staple.

*******, ***** *******-***** ***** ******* ***** well ******* ***** *********** *********. ************, it ** ********* ** ****** ***** and ** ******* ** *** ********* when ********* ***********.

Cable ******* ****** ****** *** *****

**** *** ***** ****** ************* *** enough ** ****** *** ******* ***** unusable. *** ***** ***** ***** *** crushed ******* *****.

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*** ***** *** ********* *** ********* before ******* ***** ** *** * baseline ** ***********:

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******** *** ***** ****** * ********** certified, ***** **** ***** ** ** unusable *** **** *************.

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*** ******* ******* ***** *** **** to ******* ***** *** ***** *** provide * **** ********** ** *** camera. ***** ***** ** *** *** interface ** *** *** ******, *** the ****** ******* * *****.

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*** ******'* *** ********* *** *********** and *** ****** ****** ** **** in *** ***.

Insulated ***** *******

***** ********* ***** ******* *** *** decay ***** *********** ** *** ***** (we **** *******-***** ***** *******). *** before *** ***** ************* *** ********* results **** ****** *********. ***** ** the ****** ** *** ***** ******* certification **** ***** ******** ***** ** staples **** **** ** ****** *** cable.

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***** *** **** *** *********** **** comparing ** ***** ******* *** ********* cable *******. *** ********* ***** ******* and ******* ******** *** ***** *** designed *** ******* *****. *** ********* staples *** * ******* ** ******* them ******** ** *** ****** ** a ******. ***** ********* ******* *** not ** ****-****** ** *** ***** is ****** *** ********** ** *** stapler *** *** ******* *** **** insulated.

*** ********* ****** *** * ***** plastic **** **** ******** *** ****** from ***** ****** **** *** *****, as ***** *****. **** ****** ** purchased **** ******** *** *** * cable *** ******** ***** ****.

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*** ***** ******** ***** ****** ** move, *** ** ** **** ** add ******* ** ****** *** ***** does *** ***** ** ***. **** issue ** *** ****** ** ********* cable ******* *** *** ** **** with *-***** *** ****** ***** ****** strapping ** **** ** ****** *******.

Stapled ***** **** *********

** *** *******, ** **** ******* staples ** *** ** **** ***** decay ** ************* ******** ** **** as *** ****** ** ***** ************ streams.

** ****** */**" ******-****** ***** *******, commonly **** ** ** (*****) ***** by ************. ** ********* *****, ** is **** *** ** ********* ** damage ******* ***** ***** ***** *******.

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** **** ****** ***** *** ******* & ***** ***** ***** *******. ***** devices ********* *** **** *** ** the ******* ****** ** *** ******* from **** *************.

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Certifier *** ********* **** *******

*** ***** ********** ** **** ******* results **** **** **** *** *** download *** ************* *** ********* **** results *****. *** *** **** ******** 8 ************* *** ********* *******.

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Impact ** ***** ************ ***********

** ******** ** ***** *********** ** measure *** *****, ** **** ********* video ************ ******* ** ******* *** impact. ********* ***** ******* *** ******** did *** ****** ***** ************ *******

Alternative ********

***** *** ******* ************ ** *******.

***** ****: **** ******** ** **** ********* and **** ******* ** *******. **** is * **** ******** *** **** cables **** ** ****, ****, *** main ****** ** ****.

*** ***** ***** ***** * ***** tray ********* ** ******** ***** **** beam ******, *****, *** ***** ****** materials.

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****** ***** **** *******:

****** ***** ****** *** ** **** without *******. *** ****** ****** *** the ***** ** ******* *** ****** less ****** *** ******** * ***** base *** ***** *******.

*** ***** ***** ***** * ****** ring **** * *" ****** (****) and * ****** **** ******* * saddle (*****).

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****** ***** **** ******* *** **** for ****** ** *** ********** ** drops ****** ** * ***** ******* or ********* *** ** *** **** pathway ** ***** *****.

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*-*****

******* ** ****** *****, *-***** *** commonly **** *** *** ***** ******** pathways ******* *-***** *** **** ********* in ****** ***** *** *** **** accommodate **** ***** ******** ********. *-***** range ** ***** **** ***** * dollar **** *** *** ******** ****** to ~$** *** *" *-*****.

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***/***

***** **** ** ***** **** ********** need ** ** **** **** **** support *** *******, *** **** **** to ******* ** **** *******, ********* activity, *** ********** ****** *** *********.

******* ** * **** ****** **** cable ********** ** ****** ** ******. Below ** * ******* ** *** 6 *** ** ***.

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*********, *** *** ** **** ** a ******* ** ******* *******. *** is ******* ****** *** ****** ** work **** ******** ** ***** *** EMT, *******, ** ** **** ****** to ****** *** **** **** ********** with ******* *** ******* ** ******** pre-made ********.

*** / ***** ****

***** **** *** ****** ** **** with **** *** *** ******* ***** conduits, *** ** ******** *** ******** used ** *********** ************.

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Related **** ******* *******

**** ***** ** ** **** ******* and ********* ** ******* ********, *********, and ****** ******* ****** ** ******* and ********* *** **** *********.

*** ***** ********** ** ********** ******* reports, ****** ***:

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***** ** *** **** ******* ** Cable ******* ****** *** ** **** with *** *****, ** ** ** easy *** ** ********* ** **** a ******* *** ****-******* *** ****** or ****** *** ***** **** *** hammer.

********** ****** *** *******-***** ********* ********* in **** ******: ******* ***** *******, cable *****, *-*****, ****** ***** **** saddles ** *******.

Comments (5)

******* ****** ******* ** ******** **** testing!

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** **** ***** ******* * ***** staple ****** ***** ** * **** and **** ***** * ***** *** to ****** ****** * **** ********* way ** ******** *** ****** *** any *** ******* ******. *** *** even **** *** * */* **** crown ****** **** **** * **** with * ***** ***, ********* **** way ** ****** ** *** ***'* have * *** ** ***** ** secure.

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*'** **** ****** **** **** ******** ties *** ****** **** **********.

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* *** **** *** ***** *** pounding ** *** *** ***** ****** onto *** ******* ***** **** ******** his *** *** ** **** ** the ***** ***** **!

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************ *** *** *** **** *********** T25s ** **** *** ** *** the **** ****** ****** ** ***** stapling ****.

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