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. 178-4198
Mfr. Part No.33481111A20010
BrandHARTING
$83.19
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1m Terminated Male ix/Male ix - Grey PVC - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.1303E.00305
BrandBelden
$2,140.52
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305m Unterminated - S/FTP Black PVC - 8.7mm - Flame Retardant
RS Stock No. 144-6513
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-6LSZH8SS150CM-B
BrandOmron
$25.50
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1.5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Blue LSZH - - - -
RS Stock No. 178-4189
Mfr. Part No.09482626749020
BrandHARTING
$46.67
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2m Terminated Male ix/Male ix - Yellow PVC - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.CAE4106001M
BrandBelden
$29.15
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 S/FTP Blue - - - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6512
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-6LSZH8SS1500CM-Y
BrandOmron
$101.19
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15m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Yellow LSZH - - - -
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RS Stock No. 197-3650
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2815-50
BrandRoline
$21.46
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5m Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Red - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
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RS Stock No. 197-3617
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2975-50
BrandRoline
$7.28
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300mm Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Black - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
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RS Stock No. 197-3619
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2800-100
BrandRoline
$7.73
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Grey - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
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RS Stock No. 194-6721
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2985-50
BrandRoline
$6.04
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300mm Terminated Male RJ45 UTP Blue - - - - -
RS Stock No. 178-4185
Mfr. Part No.09482612749020
BrandHARTING
$34.57
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Yellow PVC - - - -
RS Stock No. 162-3173
Mfr. Part No.1683ENH.00500
BrandBelden
$767.06
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
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500m Unterminated - U/UTP Blue LSZH - 7.2mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 175-6565
Mfr. Part No.74011PU.00500
BrandBelden
$1,943.86
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
500m Unterminated - Aluminium Foil, Tinned Copper Braid Green Polyurethane 8 8.7mm - Halogen Free
RS Stock No. 175-6552
Mfr. Part No.2201ELY.00500
BrandBelden
$776.29
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
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500m Unterminated - F/FTP Blue LSZH 8 7mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 176-6282
Mfr. Part No.PX0897/5M00
BrandBulgin
$92.31
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 S/FTP Black Polyurethane, PVC - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-1618
Mfr. Part No.6ASPAT2MBK
BrandStartech
$22.93
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Shielded (STP) Black PVC - - - -
RS Stock No. 162-3174
Mfr. Part No.1685ENH.00500
BrandBelden
$1,110.78
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
500m Unterminated - F/FTP Grey LSZH - 7.1mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
New
RS Stock No. 194-6773
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2758-30
BrandRoline
$49.81
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15m Terminated Male RJ45 UTP Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5552
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-6LSZH8SS100CM-Y
BrandOmron
$30.56
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1m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 FTP, STP Yellow LSZH - - - -
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RS Stock No. 197-3621
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2820-100
BrandRoline
$7.73
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Yellow - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
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