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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RS Stock No. 364-4681
Mfr. Part No.SPE190721
MYR96.12
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 843-6674
Mfr. Part No.09457710051
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MYR252.83
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.SPE190720
MYR89.95
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.CR503B5CBL
MYR147.29
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Blue PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4669
Mfr. Part No.SPE190719
MYR93.85
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4293
Mfr. Part No.SPE190686
MYR104.75
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Female RJ45 U/UTP - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.1044470010
MYR381.65
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male M12 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4653
Mfr. Part No.SPE190718
MYR81.70
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8314
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3CRG
MYR108.36
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4580
Mfr. Part No.SPE190712
MYR50.56
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3727
Mfr. Part No.09470600026
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MYR127.72
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6598
BrandRS PRO
MYR112.90
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 812-4788
BrandRS PRO
MYR296.17
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Red PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 -
RS Stock No. 294-8409
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.29
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 498-3050
Mfr. Part No.09457451123
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MYR177.10
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1.5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 623-6081
Mfr. Part No.09457451168
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MYR223.56
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3828
Mfr. Part No.09473636036
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MYR731.61
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20m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6504
Mfr. Part No.CR503NB4
MYR84.09
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8285
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CJN
MYR91.64
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Yellow PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3613
Mfr. Part No.09470506023
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MYR154.48
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -