Fiber only in DataCenters?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Mon Dec 24 16:55:02 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>

> A 24ga cat-6 wire can take millions of volts as long as you keep the
> amperage low enough.

No it can't; the insulation's only rated for 250V or so.  You get much past
a kilovolt and it will flash over.

-- jra
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