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The patch cable, also called patch cord, is a length of cable with connectors on both ends. These connectors connect to an end device such as a power source. These thin patch cables are used for short distances and wiring closets and can link devices to network hubs. Due to this, patch cables are indispensable in private home networking, office networking and industrial applications.
There are different types of network patch cables as well as ethernet patch cables suitable for different applications. The material of the cables also affects its functionality. For instance, if the inner conductors are made of an inferior material, there will be poor signal quality and signal transmission. Similarly, if the network cables are not shielded properly, the other cables around them can interfere with the signal quality.
Patch cables are classified based on performances as well as application. The main features of these cables, however, through these classifications remain the same which is:
o High performance
Things to consider before buying patch cables:
In addition to the cable type and corresponding category, it is important to consider:
· Cable Length (Not more than 100 meters)
· Suitable plugs and contacts
The patch cables are classified best based on their performance, in categories (Cat) 1 to 7. The higher Cat classes cover the performance parameters of all the baseline categories of network and ethernet cables. Today, Cat 1 to 4 hardly plays any role. Cat 5, 6, and 7 patch cables are more common today.
Cat5e Patch Cable
Ideal for structured network cabling of computers, Cat5e patch cables are suitable for Fast or Gigabit Ethernet. Equipped with Gigabit over copper technology, these cables are next generation for higher transmission of signals.
Cat6 Patch Cables and Cat6a Patch Cable
Perfect for connecting to LANs or the Internet these cables can be used with 100-1000BASE-T networks. Cat6 cables are designed for frequencies up to 250 MHz, while Cat6a yields up to 500 MHz.
Cat7 Patch Cable
Designed ahead of their time, the Cat7 patch cable keeps you on the safe side with increased features. A 100-meter 4-connector channel with shielded cabling, these cables are safe for your automation ideas.
Cat8 Patch Cable
Cat8 patch cables come with 1600 to 2000 MHz, thus are even faster. It reaches a speed of up to 40 Gbps. These cables are perfect for switch-to-switch communications in data centers as well as server rooms, with 25GBase‑T and 40GBase‑T networks. These cables support a maximum frequency of 2GHz. The only limitation is the 30-meter 2-connector channel. Cat8 network cable also requires shielded cabling.
Firefold features an extensive range of patch cables, bringing you numerous networking solutions at one platform. Explore and find your right pick as we continue to offer the most trusted products at the most comparable prices.