UNDERCARPET CABLING SYSTEM
For Power and Communications
Linking Everything Together – Power, Voice, and Data
December 5, 2...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Overview
• What is Undercarpet Cabling?
• Primary Applications
• Features
• Component List
• ...
What is Undercarpet Cabling?

• A low profile, flexible, power and communications
  cabling system that makes even the mos...
What is Undercarpet Cabling?

Making changes is as easy as 1,2,3…
  Step 1 = Remove a few sections of carpet squares

  St...
Primary Applications –
Where Can Undercarpet Cabling Be Used?
• Permitted Uses:
   – Branch Circuits – Permitted both for ...
Undercarpet Power System




                           AMP NETCONNECT / page 6 / December 5, 2007
Undercarpet Power System –
Features
• U.L. Listed to 300 volt rating
• 3- and 5-conductor power cable available:
    – 10 ...
Undercarpet Power System –
Typical Layout & Component Overview




                          AMP NETCONNECT / page 8 / Dec...
Undercarpet Power System –
Component List
• Transition box (flush wall, surface wall,
  flush floor, surface floor, or flo...
Undercarpet Power System –
Transition Box
• Typically used to transition from round power                     Flush Floor
...
Undercarpet Power System –
Transition Box
• Accepts Power Transition Block, 3-conductor
  or 5-conductor

• Can also be us...
Undercarpet Power System –
Power Transition Block
• Transitions from round conductors to flat
  conductors at the transiti...
Undercarpet Power System –
Flat Conductor Cable
• Available in sizes corresponding to 10 AWG          Vinyl Shields
  (30A...
Undercarpet Power System –
 Tap and Splice Connectors
 • Splice Connectors:
    – Used with 3- and 5-conductor cables
    ...
Undercarpet Power System –
Tap and Splice Connectors
• Tap Connectors:
   – Used with 3- and 5-conductor cables
   – 10 AW...
Undercarpet Power System –
  Tap and Splice Connectors
  AMP / “T&B” INTERFACE

  • Interface between AMP Flat Conductor
 ...
Undercarpet Power System –
Tap and Splice Connectors
AMP / “T&B” INTERFACE

• Interface between AMP Flat
  Conductor Cable...
Undercarpet Power System –
Direct Connecting Receptacle (DCR)
• User Interface:

   – The low–profile receptacle is
     t...
Undercarpet Power System –
Direct Connecting Receptacle (DCR)
Power Whip Kit            Power Whip Kit
                   ...
Undercarpet Communications System




                         AMP NETCONNECT / page 20 / December 5, 2007
Undercarpet Communications System –
Features
• Category 5e and Category 6 System cable
  and components available
• Protec...
Undercarpet Communications System –
Typical Layout & Component Overview




                         AMP NETCONNECT / page...
Undercarpet Communications System –
Component List
• Transition box                                        UTP, 4-Pair
   ...
Undercarpet Communications System –
  Transition Box
   •Transitions from round           Universal Flush Wall Box
   cond...
Undercarpet Communications System –
Transition Block
• Transitions from round conductors
  to flat conductors.

• Terminat...
Undercarpet Communications System –
Multimedia Application
•SL Series Multimedia Jacks
                      •RCA Multimed...
Undercarpet Communications System –
Multimedia Application Example


                                        CAT5E Round C...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Specifications
 • Power Cabling Voltage Rating:
    – Maximum voltage between ungrounded cond...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Approvals
Undercarpet Power Cabling meets the following:

 • Complies with 2005 National Elec...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Approvals
Undercarpet Communications Cabling meets the following:

 • Complies with 2005 Nati...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Frequently Asked Questions
• Can Undercarpet cabling be used in a hospital?
   – NO – per NEC...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Installation Example
       1                            2                                   ...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Summary
• Use on hard, smooth floors where carpet squares
  will cover the cabling system.
• ...
Undercarpet Cabling System –
Additional Information and Resources
• Conforms to 2005 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), A...
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A low profile, flexible, power and communications
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  1. 1. UNDERCARPET CABLING SYSTEM For Power and Communications Linking Everything Together – Power, Voice, and Data December 5, 2007
  2. 2. Undercarpet Cabling System – Overview • What is Undercarpet Cabling? • Primary Applications • Features • Component List • Specifications/Agency Approvals • Frequently Asked Questions • Installation Example • Summary • Additional Information and Resources AMP NETCONNECT / page 2 / December 5, 2007
  3. 3. What is Undercarpet Cabling? • A low profile, flexible, power and communications cabling system that makes even the most complex office and retail wiring simple, economical, and invisible. • All power, voice and data networks can be routed virtually anywhere under the carpet without the restrictions encountered with under floor ducts, walls, partitions and power/data poles. • Office equipment and retail fixtures can be handled with ease – from desk lamps or fixture lights to computer connections. • Easy changes to accommodate new requirements – nearly as simply as moving the furniture… AMP NETCONNECT / page 3 / December 5, 2007
  4. 4. What is Undercarpet Cabling? Making changes is as easy as 1,2,3… Step 1 = Remove a few sections of carpet squares Step 2 = Change the routing of the Undercarpet Cabling Step 3 = Relocate the floor fittings Presto! You’re back in business AMP NETCONNECT / page 4 / December 5, 2007
  5. 5. Primary Applications – Where Can Undercarpet Cabling Be Used? • Permitted Uses: – Branch Circuits – Permitted both for general purpose and appliance circuits, and for individual branch circuits. – Floors – Permitted on level, sound, smooth, continuous floor surfaces made of concrete, ceramic or composition flooring, wood and similar materials. • NOT Permitted Uses: – Rough, uneven floor surfaces. – Outdoors or in wet locations. – Where subject to corrosive materials. – In any hazardous (Classified) location. – In hospitals, residential buildings or schools. AMP NETCONNECT / page 5 / December 5, 2007
  6. 6. Undercarpet Power System AMP NETCONNECT / page 6 / December 5, 2007
  7. 7. Undercarpet Power System – Features • U.L. Listed to 300 volt rating • 3- and 5-conductor power cable available: – 10 AWG (30 amperes) or – 12 AWG (20 amperes) – Standard Ground or Isolated Ground – 0.010” steel protective top shield • 15A and 15/20A Direct Connecting Receptacles (DCR) available: – 15/20A – NEMA 15R/20R receptacles – 15A – CSA standard single rating, 15 amp – Standard Ground or Isolated Ground – Sliding receptacle plug opening covers • Low-profile floor fittings available • Flush floor boxes available • Easily interfaced to building wiring • Suitable for slab-on-grade applications • Meets 2005 NEC Article 324 • Meets 2006 CEC Rule 12-800 AMP NETCONNECT / page 7 / December 5, 2007
  8. 8. Undercarpet Power System – Typical Layout & Component Overview AMP NETCONNECT / page 8 / December 5, 2007
  9. 9. Undercarpet Power System – Component List • Transition box (flush wall, surface wall, flush floor, surface floor, or floor duct) • Transition block • Flat Conductor Cable (FCC) • Floor preparation • Top shield • Top shield bonding clips • Taps & Splice Connectors • Insulator Kits (for taps & splices) • Tap/Splice hand tool • Hold down tape • Spray adhesive • Low profile floor fittings • Direct Connecting Receptacles (DCR) • DCR circuit adapters (for 5-conductor applications) AMP NETCONNECT / page 9 / December 5, 2007
  10. 10. Undercarpet Power System – Transition Box • Typically used to transition from round power Flush Floor supply wiring to Flat Conductor Cable (FCC) Service Box Flush Wall Box Surface Wall Box Floor Duct Fitting AMP NETCONNECT / page 10 / December 5, 2007
  11. 11. Undercarpet Power System – Transition Box • Accepts Power Transition Block, 3-conductor or 5-conductor • Can also be used for wall transition of communications/data cabling system Sold separately: 8-32 screw Top Shield Bonding Clip (Part No. 554178-1) Surface Wall Box Surface Wall Box can Universal Flush Wall be used for Category 5E Box can be used for communications Category 5E and transition also Category 6 communications Universal Flush Wall Box transition also AMP NETCONNECT / page 11 / December 5, 2007
  12. 12. Undercarpet Power System – Power Transition Block • Transitions from round conductors to flat conductors at the transition fitting • Features a plastic block, copper–alloy terminals, a zinc plated steel base plate, and screws. • A common screwdriver is used to terminate the flat conductors. • Uses insulation–piercing contacts to penetrate the Flat Conductor Cable for termination – no special tools required for termination. • Same block accepts 3- or 5-conductor cable. AMP NETCONNECT / page 12 / December 5, 2007
  13. 13. Undercarpet Power System – Flat Conductor Cable • Available in sizes corresponding to 10 AWG Vinyl Shields (30A) or 12 AWG (20A) round wire. Polyester Shield • 3- or 5-conductors available, depending on the load circuit to be serviced. Copper • Isolated Ground available on 5-conductor cables. Conductors • All conductors marked to maintain proper polarity. • Insulation between adjacent conductors is perforated so that the conductors may be separated easily without exposing bare copper conductors. 3-Conductor • Tough vinyl shield is bonded to both sides of the cable: – Cushions and protects the cable from abrasion. 5-Conductor AMP NETCONNECT / page 13 / December 5, 2007
  14. 14. Undercarpet Power System – Tap and Splice Connectors • Splice Connectors: – Used with 3- and 5-conductor cables – 10 AWG or 12 AWG rating Electrically connect conductors across the splice AMP NETCONNECT / page 14 / December 5, 2007
  15. 15. Undercarpet Power System – Tap and Splice Connectors • Tap Connectors: – Used with 3- and 5-conductor cables – 10 AWG or 12 AWG rating Main Run Tap Cable Electrically connect conductor on the tap cable to a conductor on the main cable run AMP NETCONNECT / page 15 / December 5, 2007
  16. 16. Undercarpet Power System – Tap and Splice Connectors AMP / “T&B” INTERFACE • Interface between AMP Flat Conductor Cable and Thomas & Betts flat cable easily achieved with taps or splices Inline Approach, Preferred Approach, Using Splice Connectors Using Tap Connectors AMP NETCONNECT / page 16 / December 5, 2007
  17. 17. Undercarpet Power System – Tap and Splice Connectors AMP / “T&B” INTERFACE • Interface between AMP Flat Conductor Cable and Thomas & Betts flat cable easily achieved • Refer to Instruction Sheet • #408-3128 for guidance http://www.ampnetconnect.com/documents/ENG/408-3128- Instruction_Sheet_(U.S.)-RevA.pdf Finished Installation, Using Splice Approach AMP NETCONNECT / page 17 / December 5, 2007
  18. 18. Undercarpet Power System – Direct Connecting Receptacle (DCR) • User Interface: – The low–profile receptacle is terminated directly to the flat conductor cable. – Tightening the screws allows the terminal tines to pierce the cable insulation and engage the conductors. – The spring–loaded receptacle covers are closed (to protect the contacts) until a plug is inserted. AMP NETCONNECT / page 18 / December 5, 2007
  19. 19. Undercarpet Power System – Direct Connecting Receptacle (DCR) Power Whip Kit Power Whip Kit can be used to transition from AMPINNERGY Modular Power Distribution to Single Duplex Undercarpet power. Dual Duplex Adapter housing DCR with Adaptor Blank side Adapter required for 5- can be used conductor applications for data AMP NETCONNECT / page 19 / December 5, 2007
  20. 20. Undercarpet Communications System AMP NETCONNECT / page 20 / December 5, 2007
  21. 21. Undercarpet Communications System – Features • Category 5e and Category 6 System cable and components available • Protective cable wings • One-step installation • Low profile floor fittings • Floor fittings accept SL Series and 110Connect Jacks, and ACO inserts • Multimedia applications – Most of the jacks and inserts that are available in the main catalog can be used with the Undercarpet system • Meets 2005 NEC Article 800.179(F) • Meets 2006 CEC Rule 60-322 AMP NETCONNECT / page 21 / December 5, 2007
  22. 22. Undercarpet Communications System – Typical Layout & Component Overview AMP NETCONNECT / page 22 / December 5, 2007
  23. 23. Undercarpet Communications System – Component List • Transition box UTP, 4-Pair – Flush, surface, or floor • Transition block – Enhanced Category 5E – Category 6 (backwardly compatible with Category 5E) • Cable – Enhanced Category 5E – Category 6 • Hold down tape 110Connect Jack • Communications floor fitting • Multimedia floor fitting • Voice/Data jacks or ACO fittings SL Series 110 Connect Jack AMP NETCONNECT / page 23 / December 5, 2007
  24. 24. Undercarpet Communications System – Transition Box •Transitions from round Universal Flush Wall Box conductors to flat conductors •Several box types available: –Flush wall box –Flush wall box, open frame –Flush floor service box –Multimedia floor fitting Three or More Cable Runs One or Two Cable Runs AMP NETCONNECT / page 24 / December 5, 2007
  25. 25. Undercarpet Communications System – Transition Block • Transitions from round conductors to flat conductors. • Termination is made with a standard 110Connect impact tool. • Transition blocks can be terminated Category 5E to either T568A or T568B. • Category 6 transition block is backwardly compatible, allowing it to be used with new or existing Enhanced Category 5E or Category 6 installations that use 22-24 AWG, solid conductors. Category 6 AMP NETCONNECT / page 25 / December 5, 2007
  26. 26. Undercarpet Communications System – Multimedia Application •SL Series Multimedia Jacks •RCA Multimedia Jack –For audio and video –Uses one pair UTP Cable –White, Red, or Yellow •SL Series 110Connector Jack –Thin profile –For data –Available with dust cover –Universal wiring, T568A or T568B SVGA Assembly Multimedia Floor Fitting AMP NETCONNECT / page 26 / December 5, 2007
  27. 27. Undercarpet Communications System – Multimedia Application Example CAT5E Round Cable Transition Block Wall box/Cover Multimedia Audio CAT5E Flat Cable Data Video AMP NETCONNECT / page 27 / December 5, 2007
  28. 28. Undercarpet Cabling System – Specifications • Power Cabling Voltage Rating: – Maximum voltage between ungrounded conductors: 300 volts – Maximum voltage between ungrounded and grounded conductors: 150 volts • Power Cabling Current Rating: – 12 AWG rated 20 amperes – 10 AWG rated 30 amperes • Communications Cabling Voltage Rating: – 300 volts AC or DC • Communications Cabling Category Performance: – Enhanced Category 5E – Category 6 AMP NETCONNECT / page 28 / December 5, 2007
  29. 29. Undercarpet Cabling System – Approvals Undercarpet Power Cabling meets the following: • Complies with 2005 National Electrical Code – – Article 324 • UL Listed – – Flat Conductor Cable, Type FCC (UL File E73212) – FCC Fittings (UL File E73213) • Complies with CSA C22.1-06, “Canadian Electrical Code, Part I” – – Section 12, Rule 12-800 • Certified by Canadian Standards Association – – Flat Conductor Cable, Type FCC (File 7189) – FCC Fittings (File 7189) – 15 amp receptacles are standard for Canada installations AMP NETCONNECT / page 29 / December 5, 2007
  30. 30. Undercarpet Cabling System – Approvals Undercarpet Communications Cabling meets the following: • Complies with 2005 National Electrical Code – – Article 800.179(F) • UL Listed – – Communications Cable, Type CMUC (UL File E138034) – UL 444 – Communications Cables • Complies with CSA C22.1-06, “Canadian Electrical Code, Part I” – – Section 60, Rule 60-320 • Certified by Canadian Standards Association – – Communications Cable, Type CMH (File 60814) – FCC Fittings and Modular Jacks (File 7189) – CSA C22.2 No. 214-02 – Communications Cables AMP NETCONNECT / page 30 / December 5, 2007
  31. 31. Undercarpet Cabling System – Frequently Asked Questions • Can Undercarpet cabling be used in a hospital? – NO – per NEC 324.12(4) and CEC 12-806. • Can Undercarpet cable be used in an office or computer room within a hospital? – NO – per NEC 324.12(4) and CEC 12-806. • Can Undercarpet cabling be used in damp conditions? – YES – per NEC 324.10(E), CEC 12-804 and CEC 60-324. • Can Undercarpet cabling be used in wet locations? – NO – per NEC 324-12(1), CEC12-806 and CEC 60-326. • Can Undercarpet cabling be installed with rolled goods carpet? – NO – The system is designed to be used with Carpet Squares only; per NEC 324.1, NEC 324.10(H), CEC 12-808 and CEC 60- 324. • Can Undercarpet cabling be used with the AMPINNERGY Modular Power Distribution System? – YES – per NEC 324, NEC 604/605, and CEC 12-800. AMP NETCONNECT / page 31 / December 5, 2007
  32. 32. Undercarpet Cabling System – Installation Example 1 2 3 Multimedia Floor Fitting and Dual Duplex DCR 4 5 AMP NETCONNECT / page 32 / December 5, 2007
  33. 33. Undercarpet Cabling System – Summary • Use on hard, smooth floors where carpet squares will cover the cabling system. • Route power, voice and data virtually anywhere under the carpet. • Change circuit arrangement with ease. • Low-profile floor fittings and flush transition boxes available. • Interface with T&B flat conductors with ease. • Connect to AMPINNERGY Modular Power Distribution System with ease. • Power Ratings – 300 volts, 20- and 30-amp cable, 15- and 20-amp receptacles. • Data/Communications – Category 5E and Category 6 cable and components available. • Connect to main catalog twisted-pair jacks with ease. • Approved by NEC, UL, and CSA. AMP NETCONNECT / page 33 / December 5, 2007
  34. 34. Undercarpet Cabling System – Additional Information and Resources • Conforms to 2005 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), Article 324 and Article 800 • UL Listed: File Number E73212 – Flat Conductor Cable, Type FCC; E73213 – Flat Conductor Cable Fittings; E138034 – Communications Cable • Conforms to 2006 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CSA C22.1-06), Section 12 and Section 60 • CSA Certified: File Number 7189 – Flat Conductor Cable, Type FCC and Flat Conductor Cable Fittings; File Number 60814 – Communications Cable, Type CMH • Product Information Center: (800) 522-6752 • Customer Service (Pricing Inquiries): (800) 553-0938 • Undercarpet Cabling Planning and Installation Manual, #409-5566 • Application Specification for Undercarpet, #114-6008 AMP NETCONNECT / page 34 / December 5, 2007

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