How to obtain 3P certification

3P certification of communication cables is always carried out as a qualification of the full production line including approval of product, production line and quality assurance.

  • Certification Process

    1. Send production samples, 25% prepay
    2. Pre-testing
    3. Full testing of all parameters
    4. Factory inspection and evaluation
    5. Documentation

    Pre-testing is included in the 25% prepay. At any point, failing to meet the requirements will result in no extra costs, and new improved cable can be re-sent without additional costs.

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples: 2x min 305m + extra if LSFROH fire retardancy testing is carried out.

    If Relex type of boxes, or equivalent, is supplied to the market then the test samples supplied to 3P must be box packed.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, cross talk, attenuation, balance, EMC, DC resistance, capacitance, insulation resistance, dielectric strength.

    Material characteristics:
    Drawing construction, tensile testing both initial and after ageing, heat shock, shrinkage, cold bend.

    Safety testing:
    Flame retardancy, +LSOH: Smoke density, pH/conductivity +LSFROH: Fire retardancy.

    SIT simulated installation test

    The factory inspection:

    The factory inspection will take place over one or two days, during which we evaluate the QA system:
    1) We evaluate the Quality Manual
    2) We inspect the production line
    3) We evaluate internal test results

    Usually there will be time left over during the inspection to have a discussion of general points, e.g. standardisation, market development, test methods, etc.

    Maintenance of Qualification

    Two (2) annual follow-up factory inspections will be required each year to maintain a full production line qualification. One (1) production sample of each qualified cable in regular production will be selected during the inspection for testing at 3P. If Relex type of boxes, or equivalent, is supplied to the market then the production samples must be box packed.

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P

  • Certification Process

    1) Send production samples
    2) Testing and evaluation
    3) Factory inspection and evaluation
    4) Documentation

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples: 5 for each individual circuit design

    One “type” of connecting hardware can cover a large number of components with different port numbers, housings, etc. Only if circuit design or connector interfaces are changed the component or circuit in question is considered a new “type” requiring individual qualification.

    Assembly instructions must be provided.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, attenuation, NEXT, FEXT, LCL, DC resistance, Insulation resistance, Dielectric strength, current carrying capacity, EMC, transfer impedance

    Testing conditions:
    Plugs covering a full range of de-embedded values

    The factory inspection:

    The factory inspection will take place over one or two days, during which we evaluate the QA system:
    1) We evaluate the Quality Manual
    2) We inspect the production line
    3) We evaluate internal test results

    Usually there will be time left over during the inspection to have a discussion of general points, e.g. standardisation, market development, test methods, etc.

    Maintenance of Qualification

    One (1) annual follow-up factory inspection will be required each year to maintain a full production line qualification. For each qualified type, samples will be selected during the inspection for testing at 3P.

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P.

    Capability Approval of Connecting Hardware: At a Glance

    Capability Approval of Connecting Hardware

    Certification Process

    1) Send production samples
    2) Testing and evaluation
    3) Documentation

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples: 5 for each individual circuit design

    One “type” of connecting hardware can cover a large number of components with different port numbers, housings, etc. Only if circuit design or connector interfaces are changed the component or circuit in question is considered a new type requiring individual qualification.

    Assembly instructions must be provided.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, attenuation, NEXT, FEXT, LCL, DC resistance, Insulation resistance, Dielectric strength, current carrying capacity, EMC, transfer impedance

    Testing conditions:
    Plugs covering a full range of de-embedded values

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P.

  • Certification Process

    1) Send production samples
    2) Testing and evaluation
    3) Documentation

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples:
    One (1) link or channel with long length (typically 90m of horisontal between patch panel and wall outlet), and one (1) with short length (typically 30m of horisontal between patch panel and wall outlet).

    Unless assembled by the client, assembly instructions must be provided.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, attenuation, NEXT, FEXT, LCL, LCTL, DC resistance, current carrying capacity, transfer impedance, + optional EMC

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P.

    Certification Process

    1) Send production samples
    2) Testing and evaluation
    3) Documentation

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples:
    One (1) link or channel with long length (typically 90m of horisontal between patch panel and wall outlet), and one (1) with short length (typically 30m of horisontal between patch panel and wall outlet).

    Unless assembled by the client, assembly instructions must be provided.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, attenuation, NEXT, FEXT, LCL, LCTL, DC resistance, current carrying capacity, transfer impedance, + optional EMC

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P.

  • Certification Process

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    1) Send production samples
    2) Testing and evaluation
    4) Factory inspection and evaluation
    5) Documentation

    Samples to be supplied:

    Production samples: 10 pcs of patch cords with min length and 10 pcs of patch cords with max length.

    Test programme

    Electrical performance:
    Return loss, NEXT, wire map, current carrying capacity, and transfer impedance for screened patch cords

    Testing conditions:
    Initial, “o” configuration, “0” configuration, and “8” configuration

    The factory inspection:

    The factory inspection will take place over one or two days, during which we evaluate the QA system:
    1) We evaluate the Quality Manual
    2) We inspect the production line
    3) We evaluate internal test results

    Usually there will be time left over during the inspection to have a discussion of general points, e.g. standardisation, market development, test methods, etc.

    Maintenance of Qualification

    Two (2) annual follow-up factory inspections will be required each year to maintain a full production line qualification. For each qualified type, ten (10) production samples of patch cords with minimum length and ten (10) with maximum length will be selected during the inspection for testing at 3P.

    Cost and Delivery Time

    Please contact 3P.