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Maplin Cat6 UTP Ethernet Patch Cable 5m - White

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About this product

Overview

  • Five metre cable for the connection of network devices to a switch or network router
  • 250MHz Cat6 cable provides support for 10Gbps networks, or for data transfer rates of up to 1Gbps to a distance of 100m
  • Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks

Product overview

• Five metre cable for the connection of network devices to a switch or network router
• 250MHz Cat6 cable provides support for 10Gbps networks, or for data transfer rates of up to 1Gbps to a distance of 100m
• Compatible with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks
• A tighter, unshielded twisted pair (UTP) structure with internal separator, improves the ability to cancel out interference from external sources
• Fitted, unshielded, eight position eight contact (8P8C) RJ45 connectors with strain relief boots for use with Ethernet ports
• DHCP compliant

What is a Cat6 cable?
A form of cable used in structured networking, category 6 (Cat6) cables boast an improvement in attainable speeds over Cat5 cables. Cat6 cables have a tighter unshielded twisted pair (UTP) arrangement with an internal divider, which further improves reduced signal noise and interference from other close proximity cables. A higher transmission frequency of 250MHz means that these cables are capable of up to 1000Mbps over a run of 100 metres.
A faster transfer speed of up to 10Gbps can be attained with these cables, but only at a reduced maximum length of 55 metres. Cat6 cables are backwards compatible with 10Base-T (10Mbps) and 100Base-TX (100Mbps) networks.

Why would I use this cable?
Ethernet cables are typically used in creating a network of wired devices. This is commonly achieved by using Ethernet ports to connect equipment and devices to a network switch or internet router. This connection then provides you with access to a local area network (LAN) resources or to the internet. It offers a high speed, uninterruptable connection that is ideal for gaming, media streaming or video conferencing.
Ethernet cables are available in different colours, which lets you co-ordinate network cables from different devices. Helping you in keeping your network cables organised and tidy.

Specification

General

Type:

CAT 6

Construction

Cable Length:

5m

Cable Colour:

White

Connectivity

Connector A:

RJ45 (8P8C)

Connector B:

RJ45 (8P8C)

Product Specifications

Shielding:

Unshielded

Operating Specifications

Max Data Transfer Rate:

1 Gbps @ 100 m
10 Gbps @ 55m

Dimensions & Weight

Wire Gauge:

24AWG

How do you remove from say router socket as lip on plug prevents easy removal?

Asked by: Larry
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27
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