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MICE Environmental Classifications: Recommendations for Industrial Ethernet Cables

Get an overview of the MICE classifications for industrial Ethernet cables and learn recommendations that will work in your network's environment.

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MICE Explained

In industrial Ethernet applications, components must be more durable and resistant to environmental effects than standard commercial components. The MICE environmental classifications are a set of parameters defined in various standards documents (ISO/IEC 11801 2017 6.2.2, TIA TSB 185, TIA 1005A, etc.) that attempt to define the conditions of various locations to ensure that components installed in those locations will function properly.

This white paper will:

  • Explore the stressors that make up the environmental levels in MICE and how they apply to copper industrial Ethernet cables
  • Present results for different tests that measure a cable's flexibility, flexing lifetime, and crush resistance
  • Provide recommendations for solutions that will work in each type of environment

Download this complimentary white paper from Berk-Tek to learn about MICE Environmental Classifications and get recommendations for industrial Ethernet cables.


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