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. 666-3777
Mfr. Part No.09470400025
BrandHARTING
MYR117.08
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1.5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3701
Mfr. Part No.09470600023
BrandHARTING
MYR70.22
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8279
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CRG
MYR19.68
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 255-2266
Mfr. Part No.CSSTP121
BrandCafca
MYR61.75
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 843-9140
Mfr. Part No.09457451577
BrandHARTING
MYR180.663
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1m Terminated - - 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. 866-2568
Mfr. Part No.RI9296-2M
BrandIgus
MYR704.24
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Purple PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3828
Mfr. Part No.09473636036
BrandHARTING
MYR626.27
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20m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 203-3167
Mfr. Part No.6XV1878-2C
BrandSiemens
MYR875.01
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Unterminated Type C Tinned Copper Braid Green Polyurethane - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8190
Mfr. Part No.CR503B05CJN
MYR69.63
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Yellow PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6582
Mfr. Part No.CR503B4
MYR18.60
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8263
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CVT
MYR101.38
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 203-3208
Mfr. Part No.6XV1870-2D
BrandSiemens
MYR407.12
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Unterminated Type C Tinned Copper Braid Green - - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6576
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3
MYR26.19
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3749
Mfr. Part No.09470300023
BrandHARTING
MYR106.98
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 2509123483
Mfr. Part No.1624R F2V1000
BrandBelden
MYR1,710.35
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
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RS Stock No. 2509557776
Mfr. Part No.73-7795-25
MYR40.88
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