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What does PIMF, LSZH, PIMF and AWG mean?

3 Mar 2020

What does PIMF, LSZH, PIMF and AWG mean?

Netwerkkabel.eu sells cables with PIMF-norm, LSZH norm. Cables can also be made from PVC. What does it mean? They also have an AWG-significance. 

PIMF
Netwerkkabel.eu sells cables with PIMF-Norm. It stands for Pair In Metal Foil' and means that every pair is separately shielded with foil. It also called S/FTP. 

LSZH
LSZH means 'Low Smoke Zero Halogen'. When the cable burns out or when the cable comes in contact with high temperatures, such as fire, a cable with LSZH will produce less smoke en there is no release of gas, due to the presence of Thermoplastic. 


PVC
PVC means'Polyvinyl Chloride'. When the cable burns out or when the cable comes in contact with high temperatures, such as fire, there is release of gas en it causes more smoke, due to the presence of halogen. 

 

The difference is physically present. Cables from PVC are soft. Cables made from LSZH are a bit sturdy.  


Cables made from LSZH and PVC are excellent to use.

AWG
AWG means 'American Wire Gauge'. It is an American code which is used for the measurement of the diameter of a wire. It is measured without isolation. 

The highter the number, the smaller the diameter and the smaller the wire. A wire with a higher thickness is suitable for long lenghts. 


AWG table

The calculation of the AWG can be very complicated.

AWGDiameter in mmSurface in mm2AWGDiameter in mmSurface in mm2
6/014.73170.30 181.024 0.823 
5/013.12135.10 190.912 0.653 
4/011.68107.20 200.812 0.519 
3/010.4085.00 210.723 0.412 
2/09.2767.50 220.644 0.325 
08.2553.40 230.573 0.259 
17.3542.40 240.511 0.205 
26.5433.60 250.455 0.163 
35.8326.70 260.405 0.128 
45.1921.20 270.361 0.102 
54.6216.80 280.321 0.0804 
64.11 13.30 290.286 0.0646 
73.67 10.60 300.255 0.0503 
83.26 8.35 310.227 0.0400 
92.91 6.62 320.202 0.0320 
102.59 5.27 330.180 0.0252 
112.30 4.15 340.160 0.0200 
122.05 3.31 350.143 0.0161 
131.83 2.63 360.127 0.0123 
141.63 2.08 370.113 0.0100 
151.45 1.65 380.101 0.00795 
161.29 1.31 390.0897 0.00632 
171.15 1.04   

 

 

Interested? In our webshop you can find cables with PIMF and LSZH. You can also find cables made from PVC.

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