305 Metre Category 5 UTP Reel Network Cable (grey) - CCA
Uses - This cable is commonly used for networking and AV installations. It can be cut to length and fitted with 8P8C connectors (also called RJ45), the standard PC networking connector. If you plan to fit these yourself, you will also need a CAT5 crimping tool, which we also supply.
Made From - CCA (copper clad aluminium) conductors. CCA cable is perfect for shorter runs however may not perform if being used over longer distances such as 100m. We also supply a pure copper CAT6 alternative if you search through our website.
Ease of use - To make measuring easy the cable is marked at 1 metre intervals
Colour - Grey
Conductor Area CSA:0.5mm²
Reel Length (Metric):305m
No. of Cores:8
Quality CAT5 4 pair network cable
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
Wiring – Depending on the application in which you hope to use it, the cable can be wired in both the ‘straight through’ or ‘cross-over’ configurations.
'Cross over' cables are usually used for connecting 2 computers directly to one another, without the use of a Hub or Router. They use 568-A wiring at one end, and 568-B at the other.
'Straight through' cables can be used for connecting a PC or games console to a Hub/Router, or, in conjunction with AV extender devices, for audio and video distribution throughout a home or commercial project. To create a 'straight through' cable, it should be wired using the same wiring variant at both ends. Either ‘568-A to 568-A’ or ‘568-B to 568-B’
Variants – The 2 wiring configurations for CAT5 cable. TIA/EIA-568-A & TIA/EIA-568-B. have no technical differences between them. However, they connect the wires to the connector in a different order, as shown in the wiring diagram above.