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. 364-4596
Mfr. Part No.SPE190713
TWD464.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8229
Mfr. Part No.CR503B1CRG
TWD149.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 812-4788
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,862.00
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated UTP Red PVC 5.2mm 7/0.16 -
RS Stock No. 666-3840
Mfr. Part No.09474000036
BrandHARTING
TWD3,599.00
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20m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3745
Mfr. Part No.09470300024
BrandHARTING
TWD660.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
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. 333-6598
BrandRS PRO
TWD703.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3705
Mfr. Part No.09470500029
BrandHARTING
TWD1,260.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 843-9144
Mfr. Part No.09457451582
BrandHARTING
TWD2,051.70
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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5m Terminated - - - PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 146-2718
Mfr. Part No.74005 GR002
BrandAlpha Wire
TWD13,523.00
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
152m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated SF/UTP Green PUR 0.26mm 19/34 Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 333-6576
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3
TWD142.00
Each
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Grey PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8386
Mfr. Part No.CR503B5CVT
TWD942.00
Each
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8409
BrandRS PRO
TWD166.00
Each
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4603
Mfr. Part No.SPE190714
TWD523.00
Each
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3828
Mfr. Part No.09473636036
BrandHARTING
TWD3,260.00
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20m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 168-1385
Mfr. Part No.9854C-30,5M
BrandAlpha Wire
TWD3,146.00
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
30m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated S/FTP Grey PVC 6.35mm 7/36 -
RS Stock No. 364-4681
Mfr. Part No.SPE190721
TWD651.00
Each
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4m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 623-5965
Mfr. Part No.09456000145
BrandHARTING
TWD6,283.00
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m Unterminated Unterminated/Unterminated SF/UTP Black PVC 6.5mm 7/22 -
RS Stock No. 498-3038
Mfr. Part No.09457511127
BrandHARTING
TWD1,302.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 172-7317
BrandRS PRO
TWD724.00
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250mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 UTP Grey HDPE - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)