Cat6 Cable

What is a Cat6 Cable?
A Category 6 cable is more commonly known as a Cat6, it is a standardised twisted pair cable used for Ethernet and other physical layers that are backwards compatible with previous iterations, such as Cat5/5E and Cat3. It is compatible with fast Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and Gigabit networks.
Where can I use a Cat6 Cable?
In gigabit Ethernet based computer networks, Cat6 cables can also be used for video and telephone applications. They’re designed for high speed data transmission and minimised crosstalk.
What kind of Cat6 cable should I buy?
Our Cat6 cables feature 250 MHz bandwidth and are available in LSZH (Low smoke zero halogen).
• LSZH cables are used in poorly ventilated environments because they release fewer toxic and corrosive gases.
• LSZH Cat6's are used in the rail industry, tanks, aircraft's, offshore installations and ships. Shielded options may be necessary in environments affected by high EMI (electromagnetic interference).
• Solid cables feature conductors that are made of one solid metal wire. These don’t always offer flexibility. Solid cables are better at transmitting signals over longer distances. Solid Cat 6 cables are found within walls, conduits and ceiling spaces.
• Stranded cables consist of multiple fine strands of wires, twisted around each other in each conductor to form a larger wire. They are ideal for use as patch cords and other shorter network cables.
What's the difference between shielded & unshielded (UTP) Ethernet Cable?
• UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cables provide resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). This is due to their construction with twisted cables. However, when close to other machines, power cables, and electronics, they can be affected by EMI and RFI.
• Shielded cables provide greater resistance to EMI and RFI. Shielded cables, sometimes known as STP (shielded twisted pair) cables ensure faster transmission speeds, fewer data errors and less crosstalk.
Cable assemblies
Cat6 cable assemblies are ideal for networking connections between devices. Cat6 cables assemblies are a group of cables gathered together in a protective casing, used to connect up computer networks. Cat6 Cables Assemblies normally feature an RJ45 connector. An RJ45 is a type of connector that’s used for Ethernet Networking. They can support 10 gigabit Ethernet over distances of up to 55m.

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RS Stock No. 226-788
Mfr. Part No.F5554SH
$211.33
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100m Unterminated F/FTP Unterminated/Unterminated Purple LSZH 1 7.4mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - -
RS Stock No. 557-187
BrandRS PRO
$6.20
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500mm Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
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Mfr. Part No.7883A F2V1000
BrandBelden
$448.26
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
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305m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 1 5.21mm 1/24 - - -
RS Stock No. 557-363
BrandRS PRO
$5.89
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2m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Black LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 791-7040
BrandRS PRO
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20m Terminated FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
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Mfr. Part No.09456000600
BrandHARTING
$828.67
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100m Unterminated S/FTP Unterminated/Unterminated Yellow PUR 7 6.9mm 7/27 - - -
RS Stock No. 557-238
BrandRS PRO
$277.24
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305m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 1 6mm 1/24 - - -
RS Stock No. 226-924
Mfr. Part No.TX200P4FPR
$152.40
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100m Unterminated U/FTP Unterminated/Unterminated Red PVC 7 5.6mm 7/26 - - -
RS Stock No. 556-796
BrandRS PRO
$4.52
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500mm Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 557-474
BrandRS PRO
$511.17
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305m Unterminated F/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 1 7.4mm 1/23 - - -
RS Stock No. 484-9051
Mfr. Part No.1872A 003A1000
BrandBelden
$463.67
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304m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Orange PVC 1 9.27mm 1/23 - - -
RS Stock No. 290-9280
Mfr. Part No.1872A 004A1000
BrandBelden
$488.08
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304m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Yellow PVC 1 9.27mm 1/23 - - -
RS Stock No. 411-510
BrandRS PRO
$4.86
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1m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 843-6517
Mfr. Part No.09474747104
BrandHARTING
$17.01
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500mm Terminated SF/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Yellow PUR - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 103-562
Mfr. Part No.CAA-00324
BrandMolex
$314.09
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
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305m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Purple LSZH - 6.4mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 556-758
BrandRS PRO
$9.91
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2m Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 616-2485
Mfr. Part No.21.15.1384-40
BrandRoline
$29.31
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10m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue - - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 557-098
BrandRS PRO
$9.17
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3m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 226-794
Mfr. Part No.TX200P4FPGAIEI
$186.68
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100m Unterminated U/FTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 8 5.6mm 7/26 - - -
RS Stock No. 557-424
BrandRS PRO
$19.12
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5m Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Black LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
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