[Q] What is the difference between Stranded and Solid CAT 5 Cable?
[A] Stranded and Solid CAT 5 Cable each have unique properties
that will each be discussed in their own sections.
CAT 5 Cable is a 4-pair ethernet cable. Within each of
the 8 individual wires there are multiple tiny strands of smaller
gauge wire that are bound together and protected by the outer
PVC jacket. This smaller strands within the jacket make this
type of cable very flexible, and therefore popular for certain
CAT 5 Cable is a 4-pair ethernet cable as well. Within each
of the 8 individual wires, there is a solid piece of copper
wire covered with a thin PVC jacket. This type of cable is slightly
more rigid, but has a very distinct advantage over stranded
cable: It can carry a much stronger signal than stranded wire.
of independent test have been conducted comparing the signal
handling capacity of both cables, given the original specifications
were otherwise equal. The Solid Core Cable produced far superior
results in all tests.
should be considered when selecting your raw material for making
CAT 5 Patch Cables. Many misguided IT associates will
insist that you must make patch cables from Stranded material,
but as usual this just is not true.
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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