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niekerkj

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#70322 21-Oct-2010 21:02
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Hi All,

I need to get some patch cables for my patch panel and I'm a bit owverwhelmed with the different types of Cat5 cables available, e.g. Cat5E, Cat5E CCA, Cat5E Shielded pair, etc...

The Patch Panel runs Cat5 cable to 6 rooms in the house (approx 20 data points)

Can someone please give me a quick rundown on the differences and advice on which to use?

Thanks

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  #394529 21-Oct-2010 21:05
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Hi, for normal patch cords, just use normal cat5e as per the following link, nothing else is required.


http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=133

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niekerkj

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  #394537 21-Oct-2010 21:12
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Thanks Cyril. For once the cheapest option is the best - very refreshing!

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  #394539 21-Oct-2010 21:13
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Yes its good aint it, save the money, buy some beer, much better investment :)

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  #394852 22-Oct-2010 19:21
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hutt-it sells bunchs of 5 cat5 cables for as low as $3.
They are used patch cables, each certified and tested. Served me well...
just keep an eye on trademe, he posts diferent lenghts as he get s bunchs of .... 

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  #394900 22-Oct-2010 22:12
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niekerkj: Thanks Cyril. For once the cheapest option is the best - very refreshing!


Yup thats why its so popular! Get ones long enough to bundle up with velcro and keep tidy without bending tightly.




Time to find a new industry!


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