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Hitachi Cable America Inc. Releases New 22 AWG High-Power Category 5e Cable

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, July 25, 2017 - Hitachi Cable America Inc., (HCA), a U.S. manufacturer of copper and fiber optic communication cables, now manufactures 22 AWG 5e cables that can support up to 140 watts of power.  As a result of the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more devices are being networked and deriving their power directly from the network cables attached to them.  The new cable family, called Power+™, offers larger gauge copper conductors than standard Category 5e cables.  This feature permits the Power+ cables to support more power and do so to a greater distance than standard Category 5e cable.  Applications supported include Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting, cameras, wireless access points, access control systems and more.  Power+ cables are UL verified for electrical performance to the ANSI/TIA 568-C.2 standard and can support data applications up to 1 gigabit per second (1000BASE-T). They have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and carry an LP rating of .7 amps/conductor (140 Watts).  The Category 5e Power+ cable is currently available with a CMP (plenum) rating and recognized in the U.S. national electrical code (NFPA-70) for use in a wide variety of building environments.  The Power+ cable is manufactured at the Hitachi facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

About Hitachi Cable America, Manchester Facility:

The Manchester facility belongs to the Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division of Hitachi Cable America Inc. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the facility manufactures a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Over 4,000 different cable products are manufactured at this facility. Products include category copper communication cables, indoor, indoor/outdoor and outside plant fiber optic cables, industrial Ethernet cables, as well as round and flat electronic cables. 

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at  Hitachi Cable America, Inc. is a unit of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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Manchester, NH 03109
603-669-4347, ext. 229

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