Skip to main content


Category 5e Power+™ Cables

Power over Ethernet (PoE) has established itself as the best method for powering a wide range of remotely located networked devices. From cameras, to wireless access points (WAPs), to LED lighting systems, PoE offers cost savings by eliminating the need for traditional electrical wiring while providing greater control functionality over a common network. PoE employs 4-pair copper ethernet cables for accommodating both power and signal. Category cables, such as Category 5e, have been used for PoE since they are readily available on the market, carry low voltage DC current and are easily installed. PoE permits users to place power supplies where they are most desirable, such as rack mounted in a data room. Local power to the device is not needed. Hitachi's Category 5e Power+™ will support the latest IEEE PoE applications, including 802.3af (Type 1), 802.3at (Type 2) and 802.3bt (Type 3 and Type 4). In addition to powering devices, Category 5e Power+ is UL verified to the Category 5e standard, ANSI/TIA 568-2.D, and can support Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T, 802.3ab) to 100 meters. For PoE applications, Category 5e Power+™ cable offers significant power support by utilizing 22-gauge conductors. With a UL tested ampacity of .7 amps/conductor, Power+ cables can safely support 140 watts of power even in large bundles of up to 192 cables. When the bundles are smaller, power support increases. As in individual cable, Power+ can support up to 3.0 amps/conductor. The large gauge size of Power+ conductors also permits it to carry power farther than smaller gauge conductors.

Product Highlights

  • REACH & RoHS 2 compliant.
  • Made in USA.
  • UL Verified to ANSI/TIA 568.2-D
  • Low Smoke Plenum construction.
  • Tested from 1 to 400 MHz.
  • Proven shield technology improves RFI and EMI performance.
Speak with a cable specialist

Product Details


Part Number
Plenum 30310-8
Manufacturing Location
This product is produced and manufactured in the USA
Cable Rating
Plenum and CMX-Outdoor
Primary Insulation
Plenum: Plenum-rated fluoropolymer
Jacket Material
Plenum: Low-smoke, Flame-retardant thermoplastic
Jacket Colors
Black (BK); Blue (BL); Brown (BR); Gray (GA); Green (GR); Orange (OR); Red (RD); White (WH); Yellow (YE)
Calculated Cable O.D.
PPlenum: 0.225 inches (5.71 mm)
Cable Weight
Plenum: 31.52 lb/1000ft (14.29 kg/305m)
Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3ab)
100 Mbps Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u)
1000 Mbps ATM
622 Mbps ATM
15W PoE (IEEE 802.3af)
30W PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)
60W PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt Type 3)
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F)
Installation Temperature
0°C to +60°C (+32°F to +140°F)
Operation Temperature
-20°C to +75°C (-4°F to +167°F)


Input Impedance
100 ± 15Ω (1.0 to 100 MHz)
Maximum Capacitance Unbalance
330 pF/100 meters
Maximum Delay Skew
45 ns/30 meters
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (NVP)
Plenum: 70%
Refer to catalog for chart


Conductor Type
Bare Copper
Number of Conductors
8 (4-Pair)


1,000 foot
Reverse sequential footage markings standard on a 1,000 ft packages


5e Power+ Cross Section

People Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed:

page top