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Product News: Belden’s hybrid cable for Fault Managed Power System Hybrid Cables

March 17, 2023
Class 4 safely supports power at higher levels and across much longer distances compared to circuits previously limited to 100W, per Belden.

Belden announced its Fault-Managed Power System (FMPS) Hybrid Cables, which are designed and certified for Class 4 circuits to enable the industry to support power delivery with the equivalent safety of existing Class 2 circuits with the added advantage of higher power levels and across longer distances. 

FMPS Hybrid Cables are certified by UL for Class 4 compliance. Their copper/fiber construction transmits power and data over long distances in a single cable run, saving installation time and reducing installation complexity, notes their maker, which adds that because Class 4 systems are just as safe as—if not safer than—Class 2 and Class 3 systems, these cables can be installed by the same integrators and contractors that install category and PoE cabling.

“Fault-managed power systems are already in use in some intelligent buildings,” explained Ron Tellas, technology applications manager at Belden. “And their use will continue to grow. The NEC recognized that these Class 4 systems are unique and specialized enough that they needed their own code section. We’re proud that Belden’s FMPS Cables are the first to be certified for use in Class 4 systems.”