Network splitters have six fused ‘limbs’ for the wiring of individual sections of the system and they provide a convenient way of wiring, testing and protecting the system. In addition to simplifying the wiring and reducing volt drop, their fault and power LEDs also help find installation faults.
Each splitter has one input and one output network connection (both unfused) and six 'limb' outputs that are fused. The unfused connections are for the connection of the network ‘Spine’ which should normally be wired in at least 1mm 2 cable (e.g. T&E). No other networked devices should be connected to the spine except network splitters. The fused outputs i.e.‘Limbs’ are for the connection of individual circuits containing networked devices. These should be wired in four or six core security cable. In excess of 60 addressable devices can be connected to each network splitter. Consequently four splitters are capable of accommodating an entire system. However, for larger systems and for convenience it is
likely that more will be used.