[Q] Why are the individual pairs within CAT 5 Cable twisted
differently from each other?
[A] CAT 5, CAT 5e, CAT 6 Cable all have 4 pairs
of 2 wires that are twisted together along the entire length
of the cable.
purpose of twisting the wires is to try an eliminate a tendency
for the signal of a wire to interfere with the wire next to
it. The act of twisting these wires makes it more difficult
for this to occur. This physical property is the entire basis
for the broad scope describing this type of cable: Twisted
research proved that by varying the degree of twist between
pairs within the same cable, the tendency for signal interference,
known as cross talk, could be even further reduced. This twist
variance is known as the twist ratio.
of the major improvements that was made to CAT 5e Cable over CAT 5 Cable, was the change in twist ratio between the
pairs. The problem of cross talk was significantly reduced,
and as a result the cable is also able to handle a much greater
workload than its predecessor.
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the true benefits that CAT 5e Cable can offer. CAT 5 Cable Company
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Keywords: CAT 5, CAT 5e, CAT 6 Cable, CAT 5 Cable, Twisted Pair, Crossover