What Are LSZH Cables and Wires?
LSZH stands for low smoke zero halogen, and this type of cable and wire emits very low amounts of smoke and emits no toxic halogens when exposed to heat. In the past several years, there has been a noticeable increased awareness and demand for these products as environmentally friendly initiatives have popped up all around the globe.
Are LSZH Cables Required in Data Centers?
LSZH cables are being used more frequently in data centers because of their safety benefits over other traditional cable designs. In order to figure out whether LSZH cables are required, you will need to look into local building codes as they tend to vary from region to region. Many data centers choose to use LSZH cables regardless of requirements to cut down on the risk of heat and fire hazards.
Why Should You Use LSZH Wires and Cables
LSZH cables and wires should be used when there is an increased risk of heat and fire hazards. There are many advantages of using due to the low smoke, environmental, and toxicity benefits. Cables in communication applications are not exempt from catching fire and can produce harmful smoke and gas, so preventative measures have been taken to make sure that cables are safe too, which is why LSZH cables are becoming more widely used.
The clearest uses for LSZH are confined spaces with large amounts of cables in close proximity to humans or sensitive electronic equipment. Submarines and ships are classic examples, which is why the military was one of the first adopters of LSZH standards. Additionally, mass transit and central office facilities are common applications for LSZH, and many telecommunication standards require LSZH cables.
In addition to data centers, LSZH wires and cables are commonly found in:
- Medical centers and hospitals
- Aircraft and aviation
- Rail, subway, and other mass transit systems
- Industrial locations
LSZH Wires and Cables From Quadrangle Products
If you are looking for custom LSZH cables for data centers or any other applications, contact us today to discuss the specifics of your order. Quadrangle Products works to ensure all our cable orders are received by our clients and customers quickly and easily. We are also happy to offer custom wire and cable harness engineering support from our experienced engineering team.