Does conduit eliminate the effects of flourescent lights and or electrical interference on CAT5E cabling?
Posted on 2007-03-19
I need to run CAT5E ethernet cabling (CAT5E was purchased for this project already, thus CAT6 is not a great option at this point) across a ceiling (yes a ceiling in a 'maintenance' area) and of course there are flourescent lights everywhere. I'm running the cables inside conduit (underground rated) so they are nicely organized and meet (to my knowledge) code requirements. The path goes directly over one of the flourescent lights (there happened to be a 2inch clearance space between the light and the ceiling). Of course, I want to run a straight line to allow me to 'fish' the cables through the conduit.
Has anyone installed such as this before and if so, is the network performance as you would expect? Of course, the two most important connections in the work area need to run through this path, so I don't want to run the cable only to find that their connections are going to have constant issues.
Thanks much to anyone who can offer insight!