What are the limitations of ethernet cable?


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Limitations of ethernet

Maximum span of 328 feet (100m)

Copper cable is susceptible to EMI
-Common sources:switching of large loads
-eg: motor starters,VFD,etc…

Ground faults can occur between equipment
-Occur when grounds are at different potentials.
-May be intermittent or life threatening
-Within a control panel use single-point grounds

No inherent protection from catastrophic events
-Lightning can propagate through copper cat5 cable