Cat5 Cable

What is it? Category 5 cable (or cat5 cable) is Ethernet cable consisting of 4 twisted pairs of copper wire with conductors usually measuring 24 AWG to 26 AWG. Category 5 cable has a maximum run length of 100 m and provides up to 100 Mbps in performance. Cat5 cable can be terminated using punch down blocks for fixed wiring installations. Alternatively this Ethernet cable can be made into patch cables terminated at each end with registered jacks (RJ45 connectors) for shorter movable cabling applications. What does it do? Cat5 cable is used to transfer data and signals in structured cabling systems for computers connected to LAN (Local Area Network). The cable standards defined for ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A provide a bandwidth supporting frequencies up to 100 MHz and speeds up to 1000 Mbps. Category 5 cable is suitable for applications utilising 10-Base –T 100 Base – T and 1000Base-T. Applications Cat5 cable can be used in a wide variety of applications. It is traditionally used for LAN (Local Area Network) applications. Connecting computers, hubs, switches and routers to the network in schools, colleges, offices, hospitals and the home. Other applications include CCTV, video and telephone systems. Types • Solid Conductors – Used in applications where longer runs are needed used for fixed or permanent wiring systems (office builds, and so forth) • Stranded Conductors – Used for shorter runs, or movable cabling (patch cables) enabling connection to networking equipment such as hubs, switches and routers Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) is the standard cable used for Cat5 applications. UTP cable is made up of conductors twisted into pairs. Cat5 cable is a cable made up of 4 colour coded twisted pairs. The cable would have no shielding or screening between the outer jacket and the conductors contained within it. PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is most common material used for the outer insulation (jacket) although LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) is now widely available

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Description Price Length Terminated/Unterminated Connector Type Shield Type Sheath Colour Outer Sheath Material Outer Diameter Core Strands Fire Behaviour Connector A Connector B
RS Stock No. 812-4785
BrandRS PRO
MYR163.42
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Yellow PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6554
BrandRS PRO
MYR33.75
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 812-4781
BrandRS PRO
MYR236.08
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Blue PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8415
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.54
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Yellow PVC - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 812-4794
BrandRS PRO
MYR199.95
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Green PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - -
RS Stock No. 172-7317
BrandRS PRO
MYR104.54
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- Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8409
BrandRS PRO
MYR19.42
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Red PVC - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 812-4788
BrandRS PRO
MYR148.80
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Red PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6605
BrandRS PRO
MYR101.29
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 333-6598
BrandRS PRO
MYR77.85
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 255-2317
BrandRS PRO
MYR66.65
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - - - - - - - -