This document relates to EN 50288-1, Multi-element metallic cables used in analogue and digital communication and control.
It covers screened cables, characterized up to 2GHz, used in data centre and horizontal floor and building backbone wiring for information technology, generic-cabling systems.
The electrical, mechanical, transmission and environmental performance characteristics of the cables, related to their reference test methods, are detailed.
This sectional specification is expected to be read in conjunction with EN 50288-1, which contains the essential provisions for its application.
The cables covered by this sectional specification are intended to operate with voltages and currents normally encountered in communication systems. These cables are not intended to be used in conjunction with low impedance sources, for example, the electric power supplies of public utility mains.