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Where would you be most likely to use a plenum cable?

A) Between a switch and a database server

B) Between floors of a building

C) In the heating and air-conditioning space

D) Between devices exceeding distances of 1 kilometer

E) On your wireless network

The answer: C) In the heating and air-conditioning space

A plenum cable is specifically designed for the space of a building that is used for air circulation for the cooling and heating system. This airspace is called the plenum. Plenum cable has a fire retardant and low-smoke jacket, making it a good choice for areas where fresh air may feed a fire.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Cabling and Connectors.”

If your network isn’t wireless, then you’re using some kind of copper cable or optical fiber. In this video module, you’ll learn about twisted pair cabling, coaxial cable, plenum cable, and optical fiber.