Telephone Cable

A telephone cable is a method of guided transmission for your telephone line. This means it acts as a physical path to transmit electromagnetic waves and carry information from point to point. This is done by means of a conductive material such as copper wiring. Telephone cables are sheathed in a protective material such as PVC in order to protect the wires from damp and damage.

What is a telephone cable used for?
A telephone cable can be used for all kinds of communication purposes. They're found in telecommunication applications such as audio and TV equipment as well as in computer and telephone networks. Fibre optic cables are a more advanced version of telephone cables.

What type of cable do I need?

The type of telephone cable you choose will depend on the specific task it is needed for. For example, in high-tech audio equipment, it is necessary to prevent sound interference. The telephone cable will therefore need an extra conductive layer to ensure inference doesn't reach the cable itself.

Whether the cable is to be used inside/outside or as a telephone extension will also determine the type of cable that needs to be used.

There are a range of telephone cables available including those that have been manufactured to British Telecom (BT approved) and European standards.

All telephone cables can be connected to a telecommunication network interface such as a Registered Jack (RJ). The RJ11, RJ14 and RJ25 connectors are the most commonly used interfaces for telephone connections with the RJ11 being the most widely implemented. The RJ11 is a modular connector with wire for one telephone line and is used for single-line telephones in most homes and offices worldwide.

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Description Price Fire Behaviour BT Specification Number of Cores Shield Type Outer Sheath Material Reel Length Core Strands Cross Sectional Area American Wire Gauge Conductor Material Cable Shape Number of Strands Outer Diameter Sheath Colour
RS Stock No. 520-2699
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,030.63
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1308 40 - PVC 100m - - - Bare Copper Twisted Pair - 10.7mm White
RS Stock No. 520-2807
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,814.17
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1128 40 - PE 100m - - - Bare Annealed Copper Multicore - 12mm Black
RS Stock No. 749-2500
BrandRS PRO
MYR362.40
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 6 Unshielded PVC 100m 7/0.16 mm - 26 AWG Bare Copper Flat 7 7.1 x 2.4mm Silver
RS Stock No. 226-974
Mfr. Part No.SYT 1 20 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR227.90
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 2 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.81 mm - 20 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 4.3mm Grey
RS Stock No. 226-637
Mfr. Part No.SYT 5 24 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR573.15
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 10 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.51 mm - 24 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 6.3mm Grey
RS Stock No. 226-845
Mfr. Part No.SYT 1 24 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR170.28
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 2 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.51 mm - 24 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 3.6mm Grey
RS Stock No. 226-851
Mfr. Part No.SYT 2 24 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR264.99
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 4 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.51 mm - 24 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 4.6mm Grey
RS Stock No. 226-621
Mfr. Part No.SYT 3 24 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR345.31
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 6 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.51 mm - 24 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 5.1mm Grey
RS Stock No. 749-2507
BrandRS PRO
MYR286.57
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 4 Unshielded PVC 100m 7/0.16 mm 0.14 mm² 26 AWG Bare Copper Flat 4 5.1 x 2.5mm Silver
RS Stock No. 179-3748
Mfr. Part No.JAR205BLR
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR321.48
1 Reel of 200 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Flame Retardant - 2 Unshielded PVC 200m 1/0.5 mm 0.22 mm² 24 AWG Tinned Copper Twisted Pair 1 1mm -
RS Stock No. 749-2513
BrandRS PRO
MYR462.64
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 8 Unshielded PVC 100m 7/0.16 mm 0.14 mm² 26 AWG Bare Copper Flat 7 8.65 x 2.4mm Grey
RS Stock No. 226-996
Mfr. Part No.SYT 3 20 G1
BrandCAE Groupe
MYR731.39
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 6 Aluminium/PET Tape PVC 100m 1/0.81 mm - 20 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair 1 6.8mm Grey
RS Stock No. 520-2790
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,177.50
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1128 20 - PE 100m - - - Bare Annealed Copper Multicore - 9.5mm Black
RS Stock No. 520-2661
BrandRS PRO
MYR697.80
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1308 20 - PVC 100m - - - Tinned Annealed Copper Twisted Pair - 8.3mm White
RS Stock No. 520-2784
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,151.21
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1128 10 - PE 100m - - - Bare Annealed Copper Multicore - 8mm Black
RS Stock No. 518-5667
Mfr. Part No.SPE191354
MYR199.20
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 4 Unshielded PVC 50m - 0.066 mm² 28 AWG - Multicore - - Cream
RS Stock No. 520-2835
BrandRS PRO
MYR3,441.35
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- CW1128, CW1198 40 - PE 100m 1/0.5 mm - - Bare Copper Multicore 1 17.2mm Black
RS Stock No. 387-7320
Mfr. Part No.1591301
BrandLapp
MYR234.58
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Fire Resistant JY (ST) Y 4 Aluminium Laminated Plastic Foil PVC 100m - 0.28 mm² 23 AWG Bare Copper Twisted Pair - 5.5mm Grey
RS Stock No. 518-5651
Mfr. Part No.SPE191353
MYR303.30
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 4 Unshielded PVC 100m - 0.066 mm² 30 AWG - Multicore - - White
RS Stock No. 749-2510
BrandRS PRO
MYR399.86
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
- - 8 - PVC 100m 7/0.16 mm 0.14 mm² 26 AWG Bare Copper Flat 7 8.65 x 2.4mm Grey