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. 294-8279
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CRG
TWD156.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 629-0372
Mfr. Part No.SPE191555
TWD326.00
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3638
Mfr. Part No.09470304024
BrandHARTING
TWD1,162.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5555
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-5PUR8SS500CM-G
BrandOmron
TWD1,493.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 SFTP, UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5608
Mfr. Part No.1044470030
TWD2,979.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male M12 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5614
Mfr. Part No.1173030010
TWD2,978.00
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4675
Mfr. Part No.SPE190720
TWD571.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8409
BrandRS PRO
TWD166.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 F/UTP Red PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6576
Mfr. Part No.CR503B3
TWD142.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Grey PVC - - -
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. 294-8263
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CVT
TWD156.00
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP Green PVC - - -
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. 768-5605
Mfr. Part No.1173030005
TWD3,154.00
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 SF/UTP Green PUR - - -
RS Stock No. 739-8506
Mfr. Part No.RJ45F61KOPEN
TWD1,346.00
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Unterminated Unshielded Black Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 666-3749
Mfr. Part No.09470300023
BrandHARTING
TWD682.00
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green 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. 364-4625
Mfr. Part No.SPE190715
TWD543.00
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/UTP Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 498-3094
Mfr. Part No.09457451151
BrandHARTING
TWD2,190.00
1 Bag of 1
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 U/FTP Green PVC - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4293
Mfr. Part No.SPE190686
TWD702.00
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Female RJ45 U/UTP - - - - -
RS Stock No. 843-6674
Mfr. Part No.09457710051
BrandHARTING
TWD1,611.00
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10m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - - - - - -