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    Communications Cabling Manual - Module 3: Residential communications cabling handbook

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  03-06-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  07-12-2007

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - HB 252-2007 COMMUNICATIONS CABLING MANUAL - MODULE 3: RESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS CABLING HANDBOOK
    3 - PREFACE
    4 - CONTENTS
    5 - INTRODUCTION
    7 - SECTION 1 GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 STANDARDS
    8 - 1.3 OVERVIEW OF AS/NZS ISO/IEC 15018
    9 - 1.4 CABLING SYSTEM BASED ON AS/NZS ISO/IEC 15018
    9 - 1.4.1 General
    12 - 1.4.2 Home distributor (HD)
    12 - 1.4.3 Primary home cable
    12 - 1.4.4 Secondary home cable
    13 - 1.4.5 ICT cabling
    15 - 1.4.6 BCT cabling
    17 - 1.4.7 CCCB cabling
    18 - 1.4.8 Components and standards compliance
    19 - 1.4.9 Topology
    21 - 1.5 SAFETY
    21 - 1.5.1 General
    22 - 1.5.2 Earth potential rise (EPR)
    22 - 1.5.3 Low frequency induction (LFI)
    22 - 1.5.4 Remote power feed
    23 - 1.5.5 Hazardous areas
    23 - 1.5.6 Lightning down-conductors
    23 - 1.5.7 Coaxial cables
    23 - 1.5.8 Electrical hazards on residential customer premises
    26 - 1.5.9 Fibre safety
    28 - SECTION 2 PLANNING
    28 - 2.1 OVERVIEW
    28 - 2.2 PRODUCTS AND STANDARDS
    28 - 2.3 AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES
    28 - 2.3.1 General
    29 - 2.3.2 Telephone, ISDN and DSL services
    29 - 2.3.3 Wireless and satellite services
    29 - 2.3.4 HFC (‚Cable™)
    29 - 2.3.5 Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
    30 - 2.3.6 Broadband over power lines (BPL)
    30 - 2.4 FTA TV AND MATV
    30 - 2.4.1 General
    30 - 2.4.2 Signal level and quality
    32 - 2.5 SITE SURVEY
    33 - 2.6 SYSTEM DESIGN
    33 - 2.6.1 Number of outlets
    33 - 2.6.2 Home distributor
    34 - 2.6.3 Pathways
    35 - 2.6.4 BEF and ENI (network boundary) provisions
    37 - 2.6.5 DSL remote splitters (central filter)
    38 - 2.6.6 TV
    43 - 2.6.7 Security
    47 - 2.6.8 Audio visual
    48 - 2.6.9 Mains power wiring coordination
    50 - SECTION 3 PATHWAYS AND SPACES
    50 - 3.1 OVERVIEW
    50 - 3.2 PATHWAYS
    50 - 3.2.1 Cable support systems
    53 - 3.2.2 Hanging supports
    53 - 3.2.3 Conduit, ducts and trunking
    56 - 3.2.4 Intra-building pathways
    58 - 3.2.5 Inter-building pathways
    58 - 3.2.6 Underfloor pathways
    59 - 3.2.7 Ceiling pathway
    59 - 3.2.8 Pathways shared with power
    59 - 3.3 SPACES
    59 - 3.3.1 Telecommunications room
    61 - 3.3.2 Distributors
    66 - SECTION 4 INSTALLATION PRACTICES
    66 - 4.1 OVERVIEW
    66 - 4.1.1 Product compliance
    66 - 4.1.2 ICT cabling
    66 - 4.1.3 Optical fibre
    67 - 4.1.4 BCT cabling
    67 - 4.1.5 CCCB cabling
    67 - 4.2 RUNNING CABLE
    67 - 4.2.1 General
    69 - 4.2.2 Pulling tension
    69 - 4.2.3 Bending radius
    70 - 4.2.4 Cable ties
    71 - 4.3 CABLE TERMINATION
    71 - 4.3.1 Balanced twisted pair cable terminations
    75 - 4.3.2 Coaxial cable connections
    80 - 4.3.3 Optical fibre connections
    81 - 4.3.4 Outdoor cabling
    83 - 4.3.5 Underground cabling
    86 - 4.4 EARTHING REQUIREMENTS
    86 - 4.4.1 Application
    86 - 4.4.2 Protective earth (PE)
    87 - 4.4.3 Communications earth system (CES)
    89 - 4.5 CES AT A SEPARATE BUILDING OR OUTBUILDING
    89 - 4.5.1 General
    89 - 4.5.2 Equipotential bonding
    90 - 4.6 EARTHING OF BACKMOUNTS FOR SURGE SUPPRESSION DEVICES
    90 - 4.6.1 General
    90 - 4.6.2 Summary of practices
    91 - 4.7 RESISTANCE OF THE CES
    91 - 4.8 EARTHING OF CABINETS
    93 - SECTION 5 TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION
    93 - 5.1 GENERAL
    93 - 5.2 HOME CABLING APPLICATIONS
    93 - 5.3 DAMAGE
    93 - 5.4 CONFORMANCE
    93 - 5.5 VISUAL INSPECTION
    94 - 5.6 VERIFICATION
    94 - 5.7 QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION TESTING
    94 - 5.8 QUALIFICATION TESTING
    96 - 5.9 CERTIFICATION TESTING
    96 - 5.10 DOCUMENTATION
    96 - 5.10.1 General
    96 - 5.10.2 Qualification field test instrument
    97 - 5.10.3 Qualification test
    98 - 5.11 ADMINISTRATION
    98 - 5.11.1 General
    98 - 5.11.2 Telecommunications cabling record
    100 - 5.11.3 Labelling
    101 - APPENDIX A - GLOSSARY
    101 - A1 DEFINITIONS
    101 - A1.1 Application
    101 - A1.2 Application outlet
    101 - A1.3 Area connection point (ACP)
    101 - A1.4 Balanced cable
    101 - A1.5 Broadcast and communications technologies (BCT)
    101 - A1.6 Building entrance facility (BEF)
    101 - A1.7 Cable element
    101 - A1.8 Cable unit
    101 - A1.9 Cabling
    101 - A1.10 Certification
    101 - A1.11 Channel
    102 - A1.12 Coaxial pair
    102 - A1.13 Commands, controls and communications in buildings (CCCB)
    102 - A1.14 Connection
    102 - A1.15 Connector sharing
    102 - A1.16 Coverage area
    102 - A1.17 Cross-connect
    102 - A1.18 Distributor
    102 - A1.19 Equipment cord
    102 - A1.20 Equipment interface (EI)
    102 - A1.21 External network interface (ENI)
    102 - A1.22 Home
    102 - A1.23 Home electronic system (HES)
    102 - A1.24 Information and communications technologies (ICT)
    103 - A1.25 Intercom
    103 - A1.26 Interconnect
    103 - A1.27 Link
    103 - A1.28 Network access cabling
    103 - A1.29 Optical fibre cable (or optical cable)
    103 - A1.30 Pathway
    103 - A1.31 Permanent link
    103 - A1.32 Primary home distributor (PHD)
    103 - A1.33 Qualification
    103 - A1.34 Remote power feeding
    103 - A1.35 Requirement to be met by design
    103 - A1.36 Screened balanced cable
    104 - A1.37 Secondary home distributor (SHD)
    104 - A1.38 Space
    104 - A1.39 Terminal equipment
    104 - A1.40 Transmission equipment
    104 - A1.41 Twisted pair
    104 - A1.42 Unscreened balanced cable
    104 - A1.43 Verification
    104 - A2 ABBREVIATIONS
    106 - APPENDIX B - BCT RG6 AND RG11 COAXIAL ATTENUATION

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    This Handbook provides cablers with a 'field' document to assist them to cable residential premises for telephone, data, TV, control and security, guiding them through appropriate standard requirements with cross references to the actual Standards, where it is necessary for clarification. Figure 1.1 illustrates the range of complexity, from a single, self-contained dwelling to multiple dwellings. Appendix A contains a glossary of terms used in this Handbook.

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    Committee CT-001
    Document Type Handbook
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    First published as HB 252-2007.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 2211.12:2006 Safety of laser products Safety of free space optical communication systems used for transmission of information
    AS/NZS IEC 61935.2:2006 Testing of balanced communication cabling in accordance with ISO/IEC 11801 Patch cords and work area cords
    AS ACIF S008-2006 Requirements for customer cabling products
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 1367:2007 Coaxial cable and optical fibre systems for the RF distribution of analog and digital television and sound signals in single and multiple dwelling installations
    AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 Intruder alarm systems Client's premises - Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
    AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of laser products Equipment classification, requirements and user’s guide (IEC 60825-1:2001, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3084:2003 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings
    AS/NZS IEC 61935.1:2006 Testing of balanced communication cabling in accordance with ISO/IEC 11801 Installed cabling
    AS/NZS 2211.10:2004 Safety of laser products Application guidelines and explanatory notes to AS/NZS 2211.1 (IEC TR 60825-10:2002, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3080:2003 Telecommunications installations - Generic cabling for commercial premises (ISO/IEC 11801:2002, MOD)
    AS/NZS ISO/IEC 15018:2005 Information technology - Generic cabling for homes (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3085.1:2004 Telecommunications installations - Administration of communications cabling systems Basic requirements
    AS 60529-2004 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) (Reconfirmed 2018)
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