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Differences in Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 Cables

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Cat5 cable is often called Ethernet cable or category 5 cable. These are used for networking computers or wiring phones. The cat5 cables have wires with 4 sets of 24 gauge copper pairs that end in RJ45 jacks. If the wires are certified as cat5, it will have this printed on the shield. Cat5 cables are used to avoid interference from data transfer, and can be bought in spools to make your own cable or in already cut lengths with RJ45 ends. These are used to replace the older cat3 cables that only carry 10 mbps, since cat5 will support 100mbps and higher. The average cat5 cables can be found to reach up to 300 feet before running the risk of signal degredation.

Cat5e cables are enhanced cables that will transfer data at a speed of a gigabit per second (or 1000mbps), and can be used with networks for up to 330 feet at a time. These cables meet standards called EIA or TIA 568A-5 and this can be found printed on the outside of the wire. This wire is also backwards compatible and much of the cable is rated up to 350Mhz, whereas the cat5 is only rated to 100Mhz. This means any system that requires a cat5 system can use a cat5e cable, regardless of connectivity. To upgrade your item, simply purchase the required length of cat5e cable to experience faster connectivity and data transfer speeds. To experience those faster speeds you must also have equipment that can support the higher speeds. Cat5e cables are made with 24 gauge wire and will have often have those specs on the shield.

Cat6 cables are also rated to 100 meters for 10/100/1000mbps data networks. These are made with a conductor wire of 23 gauge copper with a separator to deal with interference. Cat6 cables are available at this time and offer great quality and connectivity. These cables have not been UA tested like the cat5 and cat5e cables, to the extent of being approved at this time. Buying cat6 cables instead of cat5e cables may cost a bit more, but offers you the opportunity to be able to send more data at faster speeds than any other cables available at this time. For businesses that have intranet services or even a home business that requires transferring data on a frequent basis, the cat6 cables offers you the highest quality copper data connection. This will help ensure that there is as little delay as possible when moving all that data. Cat6 cables are more advanced in the sense that they can carry more information, and run on the same amount of energy than the cat5 and cat5e cables do. Therefore you are able to get more information or data transferred using these cables than with their predecessors. Larger wires such as the 23 gauge that are made into cat6 cables, will carry the data with better efficiency than older cables and are seemingly worth the additional cost if you deal with transferring large amounts of data on a regular basis.


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