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 Sheath Colour Outer Sheath Material Shield Type Conductor Strand Type Connector Type Terminated/Unterminated American Wire Gauge Number of Strands Fire Behaviour Capacitance Cross Sectional Area Core Strands Cable Shape
RS Stock No. 812-4781
BrandRS PRO
HK$341.93
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
50m Blue PVC UTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 26 AWG 7 - 330 pF - 7/0.16 Twisted Pair
RS Stock No. 498-2984
Mfr. Part No.09456000101
BrandHarting
HK$4,918.69
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m Green PUR SF/UTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 22 AWG 7 Flame Retardant - 0.33 mm2 7/22 Multicore
RS Stock No. 623-5959
Mfr. Part No.09456000135
BrandHarting
HK$677.06
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Black PVC SF/UTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 22 AWG 7 Flame Retardant - 0.33 mm2 7/22 Twisted Pair
RS Stock No. 623-5921
Mfr. Part No.09456000105
BrandHarting
HK$3,218.00
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m Black PVC SF/UTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 22 AWG 7 - - 0.344 mm² 7/0.25 4 Twisted Cores
RS Stock No. 757-5148
Mfr. Part No.6XV1840-2AH10
BrandSiemens
HK$434.06
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20m Green PVC SF/UTP - Unterminated Unterminated 22 AWG - Flame Retardant - 0.33 - -
RS Stock No. 294-8415
BrandRS PRO
HK$33.02
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5m Yellow PVC FTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 168-1385
Mfr. Part No.9854C-30,5M
BrandAlpha Wire
HK$902.35
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
30m Grey PVC S/FTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 24 AWG, 28 AWG 7 (Data), 7 (Power) - 64.616 pF/m 0.08 (Data) mm², 0.23 (Power) mm² 7/36 Multicore
RS Stock No. 498-2978
Mfr. Part No.09456000100
BrandHarting
HK$2,201.34
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m Green PVC SF/UTP Solid Unterminated Unterminated 22 AWG 1 - - 0.33 mm² 1/22 Multicore
RS Stock No. 803-3241
Mfr. Part No.1416295
HK$4,879.39
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100m Blue PUR SF/UTP - Unterminated Unterminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4265
Mfr. Part No.SPE190684
HK$46.51
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3m Black - - - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6582
Mfr. Part No.CR503B4
HK$38.92
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4m Grey - F/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6554
BrandRS PRO
HK$40.35
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1m Grey PVC F/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 333-6605
BrandRS PRO
HK$185.04
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10m Grey PVC F/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8257
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CBL
HK$32.16
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2m Blue PVC FTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8207
Mfr. Part No.CR503B1CBL
HK$26.29
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1m Blue PVC FTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 168-1391
Mfr. Part No.9854CB3 SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
HK$2,608.05
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m Grey PVC S/FTP Stranded Unterminated Unterminated 24 AWG, 28 AWG 7 (Data), 7 (Power) - 64.616 pF/m 0.08 (Data) mm², 0.23 (Power) mm² 7/36 Multicore
RS Stock No. 768-5605
Mfr. Part No.1173030005
BrandWeidmuller
HK$480.00
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500mm Green PUR SF/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 294-8263
Mfr. Part No.CR503B2CVT
HK$28.75
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2m Green PVC FTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-5608
Mfr. Part No.1044470030
BrandWeidmuller
HK$482.12
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3m Green PUR SF/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4653
Mfr. Part No.SPE190718
HK$120.50
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1m Grey - F/UTP - - Terminated - - - - - - -