CAT 5E Cables
Category 5 (CAT 5E) cables are able to carry high signals reliably. They contain either two or four pairs of copper wire and they can reach a maximum of about 330 feet in length. They have two conductors, a forward and a return, in a single circuit.
A CAT 5 cable is also known as an Ethernet network cable that utilizes two pairs of twisted copper wires. Many of these cables are unshielded and rely on the twisted pair design for noise rejection. CAT 5 cables support data transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. CAT 5E cables support voice services, token ring networks, and ATMs.
CAT 5E cables are improved CAT 5 cables. They are held to a higher performance standard, but they do not increase the length of a local area network (LAN)
CAT 5 and CAT 5E cables are ideal for configuring networks because of their high speed capabilities and low cost. The cables will range in cost depending on length from $15 to $200. CAT 5 and CAT 5E cables are less expensive when purchased in bulk.
CAT 5E cables are widely available, affordable, and efficient. They support high network speeds and can be configured to support a variety of network needs. With an improved twist ratio, CAT 5E cables reduce cross talk. They are durable and pliable. You can use them in a variety of home and business settings. Ethernet cables can also be run outdoors.
How It Works
CAT 5 and CAT 5E cables are either solid or stranded. Solid cables can be longer in length and are best for wiring configurations that are unlikely to change. Stranded cables are better for settings that are continuously changing.
You can purchase these cables in bulk and cut them down to the length that you need. Once cut, you can attach these cables to RJ-45 connectors. You can choose from a variety of colors and sizes to match your environment. You can also coordinate colors to avoid confusion. You can buy CAT 5E cables at hardware stores and electronics stores, and you can configure them to your network's needs.
Optimized and Philips manufacture CAT 5E cables in various lengths and colors.