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What are CAT6 and CAT5E patch cables all about?

By Everetgrant Subscribe to RSS | February 17th 2012 | Views:

Many people are not very sure of what patch cables are. However, it is a very commonly used cable which is used in a variety of applications including Ethernet cables, microphones, headphone cables etc. Patch cables have got their name because they help in “patching”, i.e. connecting two or more devices with each other.

This is a fast paced world and this is the reason why people want to keep pace with the technology. Internet has played a crucial role in making our world so advanced. From music to information to banking to education everything can be done online. To ensure good connectivity we require high quality patch cables. CAT6 Patch Cables and CAT5E patch cables are among the two most popular types of patch cables that are used for building connections between various electrical and optical devices. The use of these cables has grown considerably over the years. These are in fact the best cables to facilitate various connections. Also, since they are available in many colors, you can easily make them match your surroundings.

Normally, a right wire cable will be composed of four pairs of wires and having RJ45 connectors at both the ends. The fiber patch cable is usually made up of fiber optics. These cables are the nerve of all the fast connections. For these cables generally PVC is used as an outer covering, whereas in some cases HCL is also use. The cables that transmit at the speed of 1GB usually have got the test rating of 350 MHz. In order to provide more flexibility to the cable, copper is used in the bundled form.

They are even more helpful even when complicate hubs are involved. They can work even when GB speeds are involved, thus indicating that they are ideal for high speed data transmission. The best thing about CAT6 Patch Cables and CAT5E patch cables is that they are available along with a lifetime warranty and you don’t need to bother about their maintenance. They are easily available in almost all the home improvement stores as well as the hardware shops near your local market. Since a lot of time, money and energy are spent on visiting various retail stores, you always have the option to browse the web. You will easily find a lot of information on these cables along with the details of online stores from where you can purchase them online. Web stores also offer better rates. However, you should check the price of the products from at least two three different sources. These stores offer you low prices and a wide range of products.

You should find retail that specializes in the sale of electrical cables. There are some fake counterparts available which you should avoid buying, thus it’s always better to go with a reputed retailer. If you are buying it online, do read the customer reviews.

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