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
RS Stock No. 364-4704
Mfr. Part No.SPE190723
MYR163.05
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 498-3022
Mfr. Part No.09457511125
BrandHARTING
MYR201.70
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6548
Mfr. Part No.CR503B05
MYR49.69
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5598
Mfr. Part No.1044470015
MYR400.45
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1.5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male M12 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 883-1168
Mfr. Part No.1410629
MYR81.617
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RS Stock No. 364-4574
Mfr. Part No.SPE190711
MYR39.86
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3705
Mfr. Part No.09470500029
BrandHARTING
MYR197.76
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3672
Mfr. Part No.09470500026
BrandHARTING
MYR127.72
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 146-2718
Mfr. Part No.74005 GR002
BrandAlpha Wire
MYR2,009.75
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
152m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated SF/UTP Green PUR 0.26mm 19/34 Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 294-8229
Mfr. Part No.CR503B1CRG
MYR22.15
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8257
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CBL
MYR91.95
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Blue PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4697
Mfr. Part No.SPE190722
MYR104.06
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 883-1174
Mfr. Part No.1410658
MYR52.406
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RS Stock No. 364-4653
Mfr. Part No.SPE190718
MYR81.97
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-3167
Mfr. Part No.6XV1878-2C
BrandSiemens
MYR907.47
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Unterminated Type C Tinned Copper Braid Green Polyurethane - - -
RS Stock No. 190-2082
Mfr. Part No.1407362
MYR337.23
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5m - - Aluminium Foil, Tinned Copper Braid Blue PUR 6.4mm - Flame Retardant, Halogen Free
RS Stock No. 768-5617
Mfr. Part No.1173030020
MYR336.79
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3770
Mfr. Part No.09470400023
BrandHARTING
MYR106.98
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8308
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3CVT
MYR22.75
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6582
Mfr. Part No.CR503B4
MYR114.80
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -