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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Description Price Length Terminated/Unterminated Shield Type Connector Type Sheath Colour Outer Sheath Material Number of Strands Outer Diameter Core Strands Fire Behaviour Connector A Connector B
RS Stock No. 411-457
BrandRS PRO
$7.81
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3m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 556-392
BrandRS PRO
$410.76
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
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305m Unterminated F/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 1 7.4mm 1/23 - - -
RS Stock No. 557-010
BrandRS PRO
$9.53
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5m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 164-7425
Mfr. Part No.1711096-2
BrandCOMMSCOPE
$42.86
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2m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Red LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 791-7047
BrandRS PRO
$83.41
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30m Terminated FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Blue LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 156-825
Mfr. Part No.C6CPCS010-588HB
BrandBrand-Rex
$46.14
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1m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Green LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 916-4096
BrandRS PRO
$458.98
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
305m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Purple PVC 8 6.3mm 8/0.57 Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - -
RS Stock No. 557-004
BrandRS PRO
$5.27
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2m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 557-446
BrandRS PRO
$34.82
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10m Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 768-5554
Mfr. Part No.1233160020
BrandWeidmuller
$10.42
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2m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 557-301
BrandRS PRO
$19.48
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5m Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Yellow LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 157-008
Mfr. Part No.C6CPCS020-188HB
BrandBrand-Rex
$41.85
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2m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Red LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 273-384
Mfr. Part No.PCD-02005-0E
$18.80
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3m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 368-4471
Mfr. Part No.7812E.00U305
BrandBelden
$356.40
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
304m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Grey PVC 1 6.5mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 156-803
Mfr. Part No.C6CPCS020-588HB
BrandBrand-Rex
$49.35
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2m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Green LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 556-601
BrandRS PRO
$4.20
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1m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 556-354
BrandRS PRO
$33.92
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10m Terminated F/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Black LSZH - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 411-328
BrandRS PRO
$14.23
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5m Terminated S/FTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Black PVC - - - - Plug Plug
RS Stock No. 556-304
BrandRS PRO
$328.36
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
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305m Unterminated U/UTP Unterminated/Unterminated Purple LSZH 1 6mm 1/23 Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - -
RS Stock No. 273-378
Mfr. Part No.PCD-02003-0E
$17.46
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2m Terminated U/UTP Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Grey PVC - - - - Plug Plug
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