Category 5 cable


Category 5 cable

Category 5 cable, commonly known as Cat 5, is a twisted pair cable type designed for high signal integrity. Many such cables are unshielded but some are shielded. Category 5 has been superseded by the Category 5e specification. This type of cable is often used in structured cabling for computer networks such as Ethernet, and is also used to carry many other signals such as basic voice services, token ring, and ATM (at up to 155 Mbit/s, over short distances).

Usage and wiring methods

Advantages over Category 3 UTP for 100base-T

100base-T is the most popular form of Ethernet for new installations in 2008.Category 5 cable supports run lengths of up to 100m, while category 3 cable is limited to 75m.

References

See also

* Category 6 cable

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