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 Shield Type Terminated/Unterminated Connector Type Sheath Colour Outer Sheath Material Outer Diameter Core Strands Fire Behaviour Cable Type Connector A Type Connector A Gender Connector B Gender Connector B Type
RS stock no. 757-5148
Mfr. Part No.6XV1840-2AH10
BrandSiemens
R 1,137.86
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PVC - - Flame Retardant - - - - -
RS stock no. 812-4781
BrandRS PRO
R 829.76
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Blue PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 498-2984
Mfr. Part No.09456000101
BrandHARTING
R 10,105.63
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PUR 6.5mm 7/22 Flame Retardant - - - - -
RS stock no. 623-5965
Mfr. Part No.09456000145
BrandHARTING
R 3,777.84
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Black PVC 6.5mm 7/22 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 812-4794
BrandRS PRO
R 1,222.78
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 739-8496
Mfr. Part No.RJ45F6200OPEN
R 312.14
Each
units
2m Unshielded Terminated Male RJ45/Unterminated Black Plastic - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 739-8509
Mfr. Part No.RJ45F1200OPEN
R 441.07
Each
units
2m Unshielded Terminated Female RJ45/Unterminated Black Plastic - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 757-5157
Mfr. Part No.6XV1870-2B
BrandSiemens
R 1,163.78
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PVC - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 623-5959
Mfr. Part No.09456000135
BrandHARTING
R 1,757.78
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Black PVC 6.5mm 7/22 Flame Retardant - - - - -
RS stock no. 812-4785
BrandRS PRO
R 1,220.26
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Yellow PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 803-3241
Mfr. Part No.1416295
R 7,209.46
Each
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100m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Blue PUR - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 168-1391
Mfr. Part No.9854CB3 SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
R 6,108.43
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m S/FTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 6.35mm 7/36 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 768-5614
Mfr. Part No.1173030010
BrandWeidmuller
R 1,386.54
Each
units
1m SF/UTP Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Green PUR - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 294-8190
Mfr. Part No.CR503B05CJN
R 49.42
Each
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500mm FTP - - Yellow PVC - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 623-5943
Mfr. Part No.09456000132
BrandHARTING
R 1,527.28
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PVC 6.5mm 7/22 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 168-1385
Mfr. Part No.9854C-30,5M
BrandAlpha Wire
R 2,079.27
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
30m S/FTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 6.35mm 7/36 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 364-4287
Mfr. Part No.SPE190685
BrandDecelect
R 114.32
Each
units
3m - - - White - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 913-1844
Mfr. Part No.9456000131
BrandHARTING
R 2,352.08
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PUR 6.7mm 7/22 Flame Retardant, Halogen Free - - - - -
RS stock no. 623-5971
Mfr. Part No.09456000142
BrandHARTING
R 3,421.08
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m SF/UTP Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated Green PVC 6.5mm 7/22 - - - - - -
RS stock no. 333-6605
BrandRS PRO
R 197.56
Each
units
10m F/UTP Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - - - - -