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Occasional Contributor II

Short Flat Ethernet cables

Does anyone know who the manufacturer of these 4inch ethernet cables is?  They come with the AP-220-MNT-W3 wall mount adaptors that I ordered recently.  I think if I could find who makes them, and I could order a 1ft version that this would be the perfect cable to use for hanging an AP-325 on a drop ceiling.  Not having a boot means it wouldn't push up the tile, and being flat there would often be enough room that it could go around the edge of the tile behind the AP without needing a hole to be cut in the tile.  Any cables that I find when I search google for flat 1ft ethernet cables have about an inch of boot before the cable will bend flat.

Aruba

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

It's a custom cable we have made for us in China.

As an alternative, you could consider a patch cable with a 90 degrees angled RJ45 plug, like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Gigabit-Molded-N204-010-BL-DN/dp/B005WKIR44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503873726&sr=8-1&keywords=Tripp+Lite+N204-010-BL-DN

I have not trioed these, but would think they work.

/Onno
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

That one is round so I'd still have to cut the tile.  It's a good idea, though, I'll try searching for a flat cable that has a right angle connector.

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

I'd try asking the folks at monoprice.com.  They don't have any standard part listed that quite matches what you want, but they do have zeroboot connects (ie, no lump stress relief that would make the cable stick out too far) and they do offer the same flat patch cord stock. It's entirely possible they could put together something matching what you need.

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

You can try purchasing them from China directly, for example here.

 

0.3m / 30 cm = 1 ft (approx).

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New Contributor

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

Onno,

 

Do you know if the cable are rated to support multigig? If not, do you have a suggested alternate jumper?

 

Brian

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

Please check https://www.arubanetworks.com/products/networking/multi-gigabit-ethernet/ and more specific the Solution brief on that page, which has a table of cable quality vs cable length vs expected link rates. 

 

Depending on the distance if the jumper is rated CAT5e/Class D or better, it should work. In the end, you can just test as there is much more in the equation than just the jumper cable, like your outlets, cable run to your outlet, connectors.

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New Contributor

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

Thanks for the info Herman. I did test the cables independently with a t-berd tester. The contractor at the Airport (SFO) is asking for more specific ratings on the custom cables (that ship with the mounts) Aruba had made in China so the cable runs can be certified all the way to the AP. 

Aruba

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

We do not have any specific certifications. If those are needed, it would be better to purchase a third-party CAT6 (or better) compliant patch cable or jumper.

Here's a CAT7 option on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Cablecreation-Shielded-Category-0-25m%EF%BC%880-82FT%EF%BC%89/dp/B076PDD6JG/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1539762014&sr=8-28&keywords=90%2Bdegree%2Bethernet%2Badapter&th=1

 

/Onno
New Contributor

Re: Short Flat Ethernet cables

Thanks Onno,

 

I believe that is the route the customer is going to go in this case.

 

Regards,

 

Brian G.

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