Routing of PROFIBUS Cables
General plant or factory cabling can carry high voltages and currents. Running PROFIBUS cables parallel to such cables can lead to interference pickup and thus to data transmission errors.
Special rules apply to public telecommunication cables (telephone cables, etc.). In this case, the country-specific regulations must be observed (in many countries, telecommunication cables must not be routed together with other cables).
Classifying the cables according to voltage classes is based on the assumption that the interference voltages carried along are lower the lower the carried voltages and currents are. For this reason, data transmission cables are generally without risk. Particularly critical are interference voltages in the kHz to MHz range.
High-frequency interference can also arise on power supply cables with direct voltage or 50/60-Hz alternating voltage when the supply is switched, e.g. through a frequently switching relay or an inverter.
Table 1: Minimum spacing for cables (according to EN 50174) shows the distances according to EN 50174-2 that must be maintained between PROFIBUS cables (shielded data cable) and other cables. The table also lists two variants with a metal isolating segment.
Here, it is assumed that a metal partition has the same effect as a cable shield.
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