CAT5e network cables
Are you interested in buying CAT5e cables?
What are CAT5e cables used for?
When consumers search online for an Internet cable, the most frequently used search term is CAT5e. CAT5e cables are twisted pair Ethernet cables of the 5th generation. The CAT5e cables have a throughput reel or ready to use?
CAT5e cables are available on reels and tailor made. Tailor made patch cables are equipped with molded connectors, so you don't have to mount the connector on the cable yourself. Cables on reels are usually not equipped with connectors and are available in 2 versions: stranded and solid.
Stranded: This form of CAT5e cabling can be easily equipped with connectors. Since this type of cable is not factory fitted with such connectors, the cable is easy to pull and requires less large holes in walls. Please note: The connector type must correspond to the cable type used.
Solid: This cabling can be used for LSA applications, such as the connection of flush- and surface-mounted boxes, patch panels, etc. Due to its wire structure, this cable is less suitable for mounting connectors.
UTP, FTP, SFTP? What’s the difference?
These are terms you may not have heard before. However, it is important to know when to choose which type of cable to use. To make it easy for you, we have created an overview:
UTP: No shielding inside the cable. Not suitable if a COAX or power cable runs along the cable as interference may occur. Unshielded connectors, flush-mounted sockets and surface-mounted sockets are compatible.
FTP: Foil shielding inside the cable. Can be laid together with COAX or mains cables. Shielded (FTP) connectors and flush-mounted sockets are required.
SFTP: Foil shielding around the wire pairs. Wicker shielding on the inside of the cable. Best protection against interferences. Shielded (FTP) connectors and flush-mounted sockets are required.
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