Cat6a Cable

Cat 6a cables or Category 6a cables are an high speed type of ethernet cable or patch cable as they're also known. They are used as a commonly within various types of industries and workplaces, including offices and warehouses requiring a network. Anywhere which has an internet connection, it's almost a guarantee you'll find one of these network cables.

Who would use Cat6a?
Various industries use these cables, but they are also used within the home. After installation, some common applications include:

• Computers and Laptops
• Televisions
• Wifi access points
• Network enabled appliances
• Telephones

There are various types of shielded and unshielded versions of these cables, including, but not limited to:
• F/UTP
• S/FTP
• U/FTP
• Tinned Copper braid
• Bare copper

What kind of cable connector is used?
RJ-45 is the standard connector used with a Cat6a cable assembly. RJ45 is the universal connector used with 99% of network devices. Other connectors may be installed onto a Cat6a cable, but if you're selecting a pre-wired cat6a cable, then more often than not, RJ45 is the connector that would be used.

What is a Cat6a cable used for?
Cat6a ethernet cables are used as data cables, directly linking a router or a modem to the device accessing the ethernet. Cat6a is a great choice for large spaces which may not be able to connect to the ethernet within a short distance.

What is the difference between Cat6a and Cat6?
The main difference between a Cat6a cable and a Cat6 cable would be the amount of bandwidth frequency they can support. Cat 6a can support double the amount of a Cat 6 around 500 MHz. After installation, Cat6a will also perform at 10 gigabits at 100 m, which is actually over the allocated length for a Cat6 cable (37 m). If choosing between the two, Cat6a is the more logical choice, especially for applications which may require networks at further distances apart.

What about safety?
As a standard, every Cat6a cable is listed as at least LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen). Meaning these cables will emit a very little amount of smoke and no halogen if exposed to a high heat source. Although you should always check the kind of shielded version you need, especially in a high heat environment.

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RS Stock No. 113-5901
BrandRS PRO
$238.30
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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- 100m U/FTP Grey - Unterminated PVC Solid - - 23 AWG - 7.5mm -
RS Stock No. 842-7333
BrandRS PRO
$181.74
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Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 100m U/FTP Grey - Unterminated LSZH Solid - - 23 AWG 0.22 mm² 7.2mm -
RS Stock No. 842-7337
BrandRS PRO
$532.13
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Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 500m U/FTP - - Unterminated LSZH Solid - - 23 AWG - 7.2mm -
RS Stock No. 842-7349
BrandRS PRO
$682.72
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Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 500m F/FTP - - Unterminated - Solid - - 23 AWG 0.22 mm² 7.3mm -
RS Stock No. 842-7346
BrandRS PRO
$165.89
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Flame Retardant, Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 100m F/FTP Grey - Unterminated LSZH Solid - - 23 AWG 0.2 mm² 7.3mm -
RS Stock No. 778-5152
BrandRS PRO
$16.23
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- 2m S/FTP Blue - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 113-5902
BrandRS PRO
$330.40
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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- 100m SF/FTP Grey - Unterminated PVC Solid - - 23 AWG - 8mm -
RS Stock No. 757-5150
Mfr. Part No.6XV1878-2B
BrandSiemens
$172.40
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
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- 20m Twisted Pair Green - Unterminated PVC - - - 24 AWG - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5143
BrandRS PRO
$12.92
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- 1m S/FTP Blue - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 757-5144
Mfr. Part No.6XV1878-2A
BrandSiemens
$100.94
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- 20m Twisted Pair Green - Unterminated PVC - - - 24 AWG - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5174
BrandRS PRO
$9.28
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- 2m S/FTP Black - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5180
BrandRS PRO
$50.35
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- 10m S/FTP Black - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-1819
Mfr. Part No.09456000542
BrandHarting
$429.70
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Flame Retardant 50m Tinned Copper Braid Yellow - Unterminated PVC Stranded - - - - 6.9mm 7
RS Stock No. 778-5127
BrandRS PRO
$9.04
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- 500mm S/FTP Grey - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5168
BrandRS PRO
$42.55
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- 10m S/FTP Blue - Terminated LSZH - RJ45 (8 Contacts) RJ45 (8 Contacts) - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5149
BrandRS PRO
$7.88
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- 500mm S/FTP Blue - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-1825
Mfr. Part No.09456000541
BrandHarting
$423.57
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Flame Retardant 50m Tinned Copper Braid Black - Unterminated PVC Stranded - - - - 6.9mm 7
RS Stock No. 123-5548
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-6LSZH8SS1000CM-B
BrandOmron
$70.17
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- 10m FTP, STP Blue RJ45 Terminated LSZH - Male RJ45 Male RJ45 - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5121
BrandRS PRO
$9.94
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- 1m S/FTP Grey - Terminated LSZH - Plug Plug - - - -
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