The care given to
communications cable during installation and use is a primary factor in
maintaining circuit performance. Tight bundling and improper support that
deforms, stretches or adds tension to cables,
can negatively affect this coveted circuit performance, while bulky,
disorganized cabling can hinder airflow and cause system strain. Therefore, it
is very important to establish a balance to your cable management, ensuring
that cabling section width and corresponding cable fill capacity are carefully
considered during deployment.
CPI recommends using a 50 percent cable fill when
selecting a cable management solution. This ratio of used space to remaining
space will provide sufficient room for maintaining cable integrity. CPI
understands that given the multitude of variables such as cable numbers, size
and orientation, this may be a daunting calculation. This is why we have provided a tool that
will do the work for you!
The CPI Cable Fill
Table is an easy-to-use spreadsheet that lists usable cable pathway areas for various CPI solutions.
Organized by product type, the Cable Fill Table allows you to adjust various
values such as cable bundle size, usable space and cable fill ratio, and automatically calculates
your input to determine which cable manager and pathway product is most
suitable for your cabling needs.
you in navigating the multitude of CPI’s cabling solutions, the table
calculates both the RECOMMENDED and MAXIMUM cable fill values for all of CPI’s cable
management products, ruling out the products and managers that will not suit
your needs, while providing you with a detailed
range of appropriate solutions that will.
The Cable Fill Table
is available in two formats, portable document file (PDF) and Microsoft Excel.
PDF Format Excel
The Cable Fill
Table is also available on CPI’s Mobile
App Suite. Download it now from the iTunes App Store.