Structured-wiring Design Considerations

The design concept for structured wiring has been implemented in the past by the commercial industry, but it is now being used extensively in residential designs. It employs a home-run wiring plan in which all circuits are terminated at a central location rather than using the daisy-chain wiring of the past. This section discusses the important design considerations, including wire types, types of conduit, and the features of home-run versus daisy-chain wiring designs.

Wire Types

Wire types used in low-voltage, power-limited circuits are derived from the standards documents mentioned previously. Wire types for telecommunications, security systems, audio/video, and computer networking are grouped into the ...

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