Gray Cat5E Stranded Cable
CyberXLink is your source for all of your networking solutions!
Our Cat5e stranded Ethernet cable is of the highest quality.
First off, cat5e UTP is the industry standard for all networking and Ethernet wiring.
Why stranded? While solid copper cable is less flexible and used for long runs, stranded is more flexible, allowing them to be used for patch cords and short runs.
For example, you probably want to use stranded cable with your networking device such as patch panels and Ethernet switches, or from you wall port to end device.
Because stranded cable allows for flexibility, it works well with bends and turns.
A note worth making is that this cable has data, voice, video, and security capabilities, and meets and exceeds cat5e cable standard requirements.
For example, it has the ability to reach speeds of 350 MHz—well above the standard 100 MHz.
We have the know-how and the products to help you get your job done.
Check out our RJ45 connecters, Cat5e Keystone Jacks, and Cabling Tools.
Any more questions? Give us a call 951-824-1572
To learn more about our Category 5E Bulk Cable please visit our product overview
Solid Core Cable vs Stranded Cable
A solid core cable uses one solid wire per conductor and in a four pair cable there would be a total of eight solid wires.
Stranded conductor uses multiple wires wrapped around each other in each conductor and
in a four pair with seven strands per conductor cable, there would be a total of 56 wires.
Solid core cable is supposed to be used for permanently installed runs. It is less flexible than stranded cable and is more
prone to failure if repeatedly flexed. Stranded cable is used for fly leads at patch panel and
for connections from wall-ports to end devices, as it resists cracking of the conductors. Stranded
core is generally more expensive than solid core.
Connectors need to be designed differently for solid core than for stranded. Use of a connector with the wrong cable type is
likely to lead to unreliable cabling. Plugs designed for solid and stranded core are readily
available, and some vendors even offer plugs designed for use with both types. The punch-down blocks on patch-panel and
wall port jacks are designed for use with solid core cable.