Knowlegde center

We share you our knowlegde and experience about DINTEK, regulations, compatibility and cabling in this knowledge center.

Keystone connectors are decentrally mounted on a supporting frame during installation. There are different shapes and sizes of the carrier frames and the keystones. We have made an overview of the carrier frames of various common brands that are suitable for the DINTEK keystone jacks.

 

Brand Type
Busch Jaeger 1812 - 2x modular jack
Legrand 8190500 - 2x modular jack
Gira 560200 - 2x modular jack
JUNG A-569-2 - 2x modular jack
PEHA 600MJ1 - 2x modular jack
Hager Berker 454107 - 2x modular jack
Schneider Merten MTN4566-0006 - 2x modular jack
Niko 170-65101 - 1 fold fitting piece

DINTEK has various keystone jacks in the range for CAT6 as well as CAT6A, including horizontal, vertical, shielded, unshielded, with shutter and toolless keystone jacks.

 

More information about the DINTEK keystone jacks

The keystones from DINTEK are available in horizontal (90) en vertical (180) variants. The difference between these keystones is the way in which the disconnected cable comes out of the keystone. With a vertical keystone, the cable comes straight out of the keystone. A Horizontal keystone offers the possibility to let the cable come out straight back as well as sideways from the keystone.

 

An overview of available keystones can be found at the keystone productoverview.

The DINTEK installation cables consist of 100% copper, which means that the inner conductor is made of 100% copper. The advantages of UTP cables with a full copper inner conductor compared to cables with a CCA inner conductor are:

 

• Optimal quality of data transfer
• Cable can bridge a greater distance
• Suitable for PoE
• Smaller chance of cable breaks

 

DINTEK has cables in different categories, such as CAT6 and CAT6A cables. These categories support different fire widths (MHz). The more bandwidth available on the cable, the higher the throughput.

 

In addition network cables are provided with a shield indication. For example, cables can be provided with shielding around the cable and shielding per pair. With proper shielding the interference can be avoided between cables or pairs.

Type of cable Cable shielding Wire pair shielding
U/UTP no no
U/FTP no foil
F/UTP foil no
S/FTP wickerwork foil
SF/UTP foil, wickerwork no
Category Bandwidth Throughput
CAT6 250 Mhz 1 Gbps/100 m - 10 Gbps/50 m
CAT6A 500 Mhz 10 Gbps

AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. This is an American standard in which the cross-section of a round wire is indicated by means of a numerical code. The higher the number, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire. DINTEK uses AWG23 for the installation cables and AWG24 for the patch cords.

 

AWG Diameter in mm Area in mm²
23 0,573 0,259
24 0,511 0,205

As 1 of July 2017, cables and electrical cables in construction works must comply with the Europese CPR standard. CPR stands for Construction Product Regulation, in Europe this is known as the EN 50575 standard and in the Netherlands as the NEN 8012 drawn up for this. This standard relates tot the fire behavior of cables and electrical cables. The aim of the standard is to create more uniformity and clarity and to limit damage as a result of fire to and via electrical cables as much as possible.

 

The DINTEK installation cables supplied in Europe are CPR certified. This means that they have been tested and certified for fire retardancy, smoke, acidity, heat output and drop formation (burning plastic droplets that spread the fire). Classes B1 to E have been adopted in NEN 8012 and applied for the Dutch market.

 

See below a diagram of the Eurofire classes.

 

Responsibility
The entire chain is responsible for installing the correct cable.

 

Manufacturer
The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that all cables are tested and certified by the appropriate authorities.

 

Importer/Distributor
The importer/distributor is responsible for supplying certified cables and must be able to demonstrate the certificates.

 

Installer/Automation
The installer/automator is responsible for ensuring that the correct cable is used at the site.

 

Client
The client is responsible for providing information about the building / activities so that the correct cable can be selected.

Euroclass(ca) Fire plating and heat output (fuel contribution) Smoke development Burning falling particles Corrosivity/acidity
Aca No
B1ca Barely
B2ca Very limited s1 low d1 limited a1 layer
Cca Limited s1 low d1 limited a1 layer
Dca Average s3 strong (no requirements) d2 high (no requirements) a3 high (no requirements)
Eca High n / a n / a n / a
Fca Not quite
s = smoke s1: low s2: average s3: strong (no requirements) d = droplets d0: none d1: limited d2: high (no requirements) a = acidity a1: low a2: limited a3: high (no requirements)

DINTEK has developed a special certified installer training program (DCI program) that partners can participate in. During these training courses, the participants receive extensive theoretical and practical instructions, enabling them to install a structured and high quality cabled network at the customer, in accordance with the applicable standards.

 

Partners who have followed all DINTEK training courses and have passed the corresponding tests, can from that moment call themselves DINTEK Certified Installer (DCI).

 

As a DCI partner you receive also DINTEK certified prices and from that moment you can offer up to 25 years warranty on the DINTEK networks you have installed.