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. 175-6553
Mfr. Part No.2201ENH.00500
BrandBelden
$761.00
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. 178-4187
Mfr. Part No.09482612749050
BrandHARTING
$48.57
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5m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Yellow PVC - - - -
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RS Stock No. 194-6729
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2750-100
BrandRoline
$6.53
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45 UTP Black - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 194-6743
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2742-100
BrandRoline
$11.80
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2m Terminated Male RJ45 UTP Blue - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 197-3676
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2849-20
BrandRoline
$64.35
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20m Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Blue - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 186-1619
Mfr. Part No.6ASPAT2MGR
BrandStartech
$22.81
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Shielded (STP) Grey PVC - - - -
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RS Stock No. 197-3625
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2860-100
BrandRoline
$7.73
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP White - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 176-6263
Mfr. Part No.PX0897/2M00
BrandBulgin
$73.04
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2m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 S/FTP Black PUR, PVC - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-1622
Mfr. Part No.6ASPAT3MBK
BrandStartech
$29.81
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3m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Shielded (STP) Black PVC - - - -
RS Stock No. 127-0223
Mfr. Part No.09482626749015
BrandHARTING
$39.67
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1.5m Terminated Female ix/Female ix - Yellow PVC - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-3614
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2972-50
BrandRoline
$7.28
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300mm Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Yellow - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 175-6557
Mfr. Part No.2202ENH.00500
BrandBelden
$967.35
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
500m Unterminated - S/FTP Blue LSZH 8 7mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 175-7232
Mfr. Part No.5254ARPE
$572.32
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
100m Unterminated - U/FTP Black PE 4 10.3mm - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
New
RS Stock No. 194-6792
Mfr. Part No.21.17.3003-20
BrandRoline
$4.41
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- - RJ45 - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 197-3667
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2828-30
BrandRoline
$49.77
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15m Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Yellow - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
RS Stock No. 186-1611
Mfr. Part No.6ASPAT50CMGR
BrandStartech
$13.75
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500mm Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 Shielded (STP) Grey PVC - - - -
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RS Stock No. 194-6736
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2741-100
BrandRoline
$8.46
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1m Terminated Male RJ45 UTP Blue - - - - -
RS Stock No. 144-6516
Mfr. Part No.XS6W-6LSZH8SS2000CM-Y
BrandOmron
$130.93
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20m Terminated Male RJ45/Male RJ45 - Yellow LSZH - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-3643
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2813-50
BrandRoline
$15.12
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3m Terminated Male RJ45 S/FTP Red - - - - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)
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RS Stock No. 194-6752
Mfr. Part No.21.15.2763-50
BrandRoline
$16.04
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