Siemon has released SkinnyPatch 6 Modular Patch Cords that deliver category 6 performance with a reduced diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow, and increased flexibility in high density patching areas.

With a 28 AWG stranded copper construction that enables a smaller cable diameter of just 0.16 in. (4.0 mm), SkinnyPatch 6 Modular Patch Cords offer a significantly tighter bend radius for easier cable routing and enhanced cable management to facilitate moves, adds and changes in tight spaces. The overall smaller diameter provides pathway savings in racks and cabinets while maximizing airflow for improved equipment reliability.

“While the use of 28 AWG patch cords requires users to be aware of slightly shorter channel reach, airflow is much more of a concern than length in today’s data centers and telecommunications spaces where high density patching areas are commonplace,” says Susan Cocco, product manager for Siemon. “Our new SkinnyPatch 6 Modular Patch Cords provide the same exceptional category 6 performance that our customers have come to expect from Siemon, while offering them a smaller diameter to improve airflow, accessibility, routing and space savings in these tighter spaces.

SkinnyPatch 6 Modular Patch Cords exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 and ISO/IEC 11801:2002 performance standards as confirmed by Intertek, an independent 3rd party test lab. SkinnyPatch 6 plug technology features Siemon’s patented cross pair isolator for exceptional NEXT performance and innovative 360-degree crimp for excellent plug-to-cable strain relief.