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CAB-16AWG-AC Cisco CAB-16AWG 2.5M Power Cable Bulk Pack Bulk

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CAB-16AWG-AC Catalyst 3750 CAB-16AWG 2.5 Meter (M) Alternating Current (AC) 16AWG Standard Power Cable | Made by Cisco | New Bulk Pack
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Product Details of Cisco Power Cable

In the world of networking and information technology, the importance of cables cannot be overstated. These humble components form the backbone of connectivity and power distribution for a wide range of devices, including network switches. One such cable that plays a crucial role in powering the Catalyst 3750 series of network switches is the CAB-16AWG-AC. In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into the intricacies of the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable, exploring its specifications, practical applications, and significance in keeping network equipment up and running smoothly.

Understanding the CAB-16AWG-AC Power Cable

The CAB-16AWG-AC power cable is a specialized electrical cable designed primarily for powering network equipment, specifically the Catalyst 3750 series switches. Let's break down its name to get a better understanding:

1. CAB: This abbreviation simply stands for "Cable," indicating that the CAB-16AWG-AC is indeed a cable designed for electrical connections.

2. 16AWG: The "16AWG" refers to the American Wire Gauge (AWG) rating of the cable. In this case, it's 16AWG, which indicates the thickness and capacity of the wire inside the cable.

3. AC: "AC" stands for Alternating Current, which is the type of electrical current that this cable is engineered to carry. Alternating current periodically changes direction, making it suitable for most household and commercial electrical applications.

4. 2.5 Meter (M): This part of the name specifies the cable's length, which measures 2.5 meters (M). Having the correct cable length is crucial to ensure that it can reach both the power source and the equipment it's intended to power.

5. Standard Power Cable: This descriptor indicates that the cable adheres to standard specifications and is suitable for common power applications.

Now, let's delve deeper into each of these aspects to gain a more thorough understanding of the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable.

The AWG rating, in this case, is 16AWG. This rating is significant because it provides information about the thickness of the wire inside the cable. The AWG scale ranges from 0000 (the thickest) to 40 (the thinnest). A lower AWG number represents a thicker wire. Thicker wires can carry more electrical current without overheating. In contrast, thinner wires have a lower capacity and may not be suitable for high-power applications.

The CAB-16AWG-AC power cable's 16AWG rating means that it can safely handle a certain amount of electrical current without getting too hot or causing electrical resistance that might lead to power loss or damage to the cable itself. This thickness is well-suited for powering network equipment like the Catalyst 3750 switches, which have moderate power requirements.

Alternating Current (AC)

The designation "AC" in the cable's name indicates that it is designed to carry Alternating Current. AC is the type of electricity that you find in most homes and commercial buildings. Unlike Direct Current (DC), which flows in a single direction, AC periodically changes direction. This oscillation is essential for the efficient distribution of electricity across long distances and through power grids.

For network equipment like the Catalyst 3750 switches, which are typically installed in offices and data centers where AC power is readily available, a cable designed for AC is the most practical choice. It ensures compatibility with the power source and reduces the need for additional adapters or conversions.

Cable Length (2.5 Meters)

The length of the cable is specified as 2.5 meters (M). This measurement is crucial for ensuring that the cable can reach from the power source to the equipment it needs to power. When selecting a power cable, it's essential to consider the physical layout of your networking equipment and the location of power outlets.

A cable that is too short might not reach the power source, requiring the use of extension cords or rearrangement of equipment, which can be inconvenient and potentially hazardous. On the other hand, a cable that is excessively long can create unnecessary clutter and may lead to power loss due to increased resistance in the cable.

Having a cable with the appropriate length, in this case, 2.5 meters, strikes a balance between convenience and efficiency. It is long enough to provide flexibility in equipment placement while avoiding excessive cable length that can lead to signal degradation.

Standard Power Cable

The term "Standard Power Cable" indicates that the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable conforms to industry standards and specifications for power cables. This is an important aspect to consider when selecting a power cable because it ensures that the cable meets certain safety and performance criteria.

Standardization ensures that the cable is manufactured to consistent quality and safety standards, reducing the risk of electrical hazards or equipment damage. It also means that the cable is likely to be compatible with a wide range of networking equipment, including the Catalyst 3750 series switches.

Applications of the CAB-16AWG-AC Power Cable

Now that we have a solid understanding of the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable's specifications, let's explore its applications and where you might encounter it in the world of networking and IT infrastructure.

One of the primary applications of the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable is to provide electrical power to network switches. Network switches are essential components in data centers, offices, and various network installations. They play a vital role in routing data between connected devices, such as computers, servers, and printers.

The Catalyst 3750 series switches, for which the CAB-16AWG-AC cable is designed, are renowned for their reliability and performance in Ethernet switching. These switches are commonly used in enterprise and data center environments where a stable power supply is critical to maintaining network uptime.

To ensure uninterrupted operation, the CAB-16AWG-AC power cable is used to connect the switch to a power source. The cable's 16AWG rating ensures that it can handle the power requirements of the switch without overheating or causing power loss.

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