Belden Banana Peel Composite Cable

Advanced Design Speeds Installation and Minimizes Errors

Contractors know that the use of composite cable generally decreases labor costs since it's easier and quicker to install than labor-intensive bundling and pulling individual cables. Now, Belden has created the Banana Peel® Composite Cable Construction that eliminates the overall jacket – making the composite even easier and faster to install, with typical labor savings of 30-60 percent.

Belden Banana Peel Composite Cable

In addition to labor and cost savings, Banana Peel composites make it easy to identify the individual cable components (using color coding or application printing). Plus, the smaller OD improves the cable's overall bend radius for a faster, easier pull and allows a smaller-size conduit.

  • Available for data, security, broadcast, commercial audio/video, building management and residential applications
  • Patented no-jacket design eliminates an entire step in the termination process - stripping of the jacket - and makes individual cable components instantly identifiable and ready for termination
  • Assures breakout versatility since individual cables can be connected to the junction box or rerouted to the application site
  • Prevents short circuits caused by contact with the center conductor while stripping off the outer jacket
  • Individual cables are color-coded by application for easy identification, minimizing termination problems due to incorrect choice of cable

SINGLE ACCESS CONTROL DOOR INSTALLATION COST SAVINGS
(Based upon a typical cable run of less than 500 ft.)

 
Process Steps
2 Man Crew vs 1 Man Crew
4 Individual Banana Peel Cables
Installation Time Savings (minutes)

Set-up Time

25 min. x 2 Tech
50 minutes

25 min. x 1 Tech
25 minutes

25

Pulling Cables for One Door

100 min. x 2 Tech
200 minutes

150 min. x 1 Tech
150 minutes

50

Termination

25 min. x 1 Tech
25 minutes

20 min. x 1 Tech
20 minutes

5

Troubleshooting / Testing / Power Up

15 min. x 2 Tech
30 minutes

15 min. x 1 Tech
15 minutes

15

Total Minutes
Total Hours

305
5.1

210
3.5

95
1.6

Installation Savings Per Door (minutes)
Labor Savings Impact Per Door (hours)
Percentage of Labor Savings Per Door
-95
-1.6
31%