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. 294-8207
Mfr. Part No.CR503B1CBL
TWD149.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Blue PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8308
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3CVT
TWD153.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4697
Mfr. Part No.SPE190722
TWD705.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8156
Mfr. Part No.CR503B05CBL
TWD144.00
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Blue PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 866-2570
Mfr. Part No.RI9296-15M
BrandIgus
TWD11,675.00
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15m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Purple PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6554
BrandRS PRO
TWD114.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4287
Mfr. Part No.SPE190685
BrandDecelect
TWD215.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ12 - White - - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3672
Mfr. Part No.09470500026
BrandHARTING
TWD813.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8213
Mfr. Part No.CR503B1CVT
TWD140.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6582
Mfr. Part No.CR503B4
TWD143.00
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4704
Mfr. Part No.SPE190723
TWD996.00
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8285
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CJN
TWD156.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Yellow PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4580
Mfr. Part No.SPE190712
TWD342.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 498-3044
Mfr. Part No.09457511151
BrandHARTING
TWD1,893.00
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 866-2577
Mfr. Part No.RI9296-10M
BrandIgus
TWD8,826.00
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Purple PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6560
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2
TWD134.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - -
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RS Stock No. 203-3208
Mfr. Part No.6XV1870-2D
BrandSiemens
TWD2,629.00
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Unterminated Type C Tinned Copper Braid Green - - - -
RS Stock No. 190-2081
Mfr. Part No.1407361
TWD1,935.00
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2m - - Aluminium Foil, Tinned Copper Braid Blue PUR 6.4mm - Flame Retardant, Halogen Free
RS Stock No. 190-2079
Mfr. Part No.1407357
TWD1,121.00
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2m - - Aluminium Foil, Tinned Copper Braid Blue PUR 6.4mm - Flame Retardant, Halogen Free
RS Stock No. 768-5611
Mfr. Part No.1173030030
TWD4,757.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -