UL issues limited power certification to General Cable

UL Wire & Cable, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), said it has issued the world´s first Limited Power (LP) Certification to a number of General Cable´s GenSPEED® Brand data communications cables.

UL said that, over the past decade, Power-over-LAN cable technologies such as Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) have become a viable powering option for a wide range of applications. Anticipating future standards, device manufacturers are pushing the envelope and designing more sophisticated equipment that demands increased power.

UL´s new LP certification provides a simple way to help ensure installations are future-proofed against the ever-increasing power levels and remain protected against issues caused by heat generation. The certification takes into account large bundle sizes, high ambient temperatures and other issues related to environmental effects such as enclosed spaces or conduits.

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years.

General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets.