[Q] Can CAT 6 and CAT 5e modular plugs be plugged
into CAT 5 Jacks?
[A] Yes. The physical dimensions of the plug, specific to the insertion
diameter of CAT 6, CAT 5e, and CAT 5 are identical. The main
differences in the plugs, if any, will usually be in the total
length from the jacket crimp point to the copper insertion forks.
modular plugs do come in many different styles, all of which
have to meet certain specifications in order to still be rated
for the speed indicated. The developmental history of ethernet components has carefully followed a standard of backwards compatibility.
in mind that some cables, primarily those made of cheaper materials
may have slightly larger or smaller dimensions on the modular
plug, due to looser dimensional tolerances allowed by the factory.
Use caution with these cables. It is always better to spend
a little more money and get cables that fit correctly.
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking applications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality.
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