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PowerCat 6 Slim 28 AWG PVC Patch Cords


Part No: PCD-0240X-XX, PCD-02410-XX, PCD-0250X-XX, PCD-0251X-XX

Region: americas

Molex slim patch cords support Category 6 systems utilizing 28 AWG low diameter cable to reduce patch cord congestion in high density installations.

Molex PowerCat 6 Slim Patch Cords are designed to support high-speed 10/100 BASE-T/1000 BASE-T networks and offer a 40% space saving compared with standard Molex 24 AWG C6 Patch Cords.

The slim version allows for easier management and improved airflow between patched ports in high-density patching installations. The lower diameter cord makes visibility of individual plugs and ports clearer and provide improved access for patching.

Manufactured from high quality, flexible four pair 28 AWG stranded copper wire. The patch cords include Molex high performance Category 6 RJ45 plugs with anti-snag latch protection and low-profile, strain-relief boots.

Features & Benefits Technical Info
  • Low 3.8mm outer diameter reduces patching congestion
  • Offers 40% space saving compared with standard 24 AWG cords
  • Better port number visibility
  • Improved access to patch plugs
  • Improved airflow
  • Ideal for high-density patching areas in data centers where long channel lengths are not a requirement
  • Category 6 performance
  • Supports IEEE 802.3 type 1,2,3 & 4 (follow installation guidance)
  • 4 Pair 28 AWG stranded copper wire
  • PVC sheath
  • High performance C6 plugs
  • Anti-snag plug latch protection
  • Low profile, strain-relief boots
  • Supports 10/100 BASE-T & 1000 BASE-T networks when installed as a complete PowerCat 6 solution
  • ANSI/TIA-568.2-D:2018 compliant
  • Available in metric and imperial lengths

Conductor Size: 28AWG 7 x 0.12mm stranded bare copper wire
Construction: U/UTP
Sheath: PVC
Bend Radius: >8 x Outer diameter
Outer Diameter: 3,8 +/- 0.2mm
Rated Voltage: 30V
Tensile Strength before aging: >8.3MPa
Insertion Loss de-rating factor: 1.95 (as per ANSI/TIA-568.2-D:2018)

Durability: >750 mating cycles
Housing Material: Polycarbonate UL94V-0 or 94V-2 (plug & boot)
Color: Clear
Contact Material: Phosphor Bronze
Contact Plating: 50 micro inches gold RJ45 plug dimensions compliant with IEC 60603-7
Contact Resistance: <20MΩ
Insulation Resistance: <500MΩ, 1000V DC/min
Dielectric Withstand Voltage: 1000 VDC/min, <0.5A
Current: 250V AC max @ 2A Cable to plug tensile strength: 89N min.

Patch Cord Assembly
Operating Temperature: -20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)

Max Voltage: 150 VAC
Max Current: 1.5A @ 25°C (77°F)

ISO 11801:2017
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.233-17 (Pending)
IEEE 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3bt
AS/CA S008:2020

Our PowerCat 6 system is suitable for PoE applications as defined below:
IEEE 802.3bt from Type 1 to Type 4, and CISCO UPoE+
For new installations of PoE Type 3 / Class 5 and above that wish to be eligible for the Molex 25 year Application Assurance Warranty, we require Category 6A cable to be used throughout. To confirm your PoE / RP3 cabling design is eligible for the Molex 25 year Application Assurance Warranty, your design must be verified and validated with the Molex PoE Calculator. Read more at https://www.molexces.com/poe-calculator
Molex recommends that the PoE feature on an individual switch port is power disabled prior to unplugging the associated powered Device.
Molex recommends that the full range of PowerCat 6 products be used in a system to maximize cabling and PoE performance. Details on Molex requirements for Warranty can be found at: https://www.molexces.com/about-us/ourwarranty/