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FireFold’s Category 5 Enhanced (Cat5E Ethernet cable) Ethernet cables are made to meet or exceed market standards. Choose from Cat5E solid cable, Cat5E stranded cable, Cat5E shielded cable, Cat5E plenum cable, Cat5E shielded plenum cable, and outdoor Cat5E cable.
Durable PVC jackets built to withstand high levels of stress, pulling, and pushing
Available in a wide variety of colors
Category 5 enhanced cable, or Cat5E, is one of the most commonly used cables in network installations. With an enhanced bandwidth over Cat3 cables and Cat5 cables, Cat5E cables are designed to help reduce crosstalk. They are great at keeping signals on different circuits or channels from interfering with each other. Depending on the cable, it can handle data signal speeds of 100 MHz or 350 MHz.
FireFold’s inventory of Category 5 enhanced bulk cables is made to meet or exceed market standards. Most are constructed with a sturdy PVC jacket design which helps the cable to withstand the high levels of stress of pulling and pushing.
Solid cable designs are perfect for projects installations where cable runs do not require several bends and twists in the line, but, if your networking application calls for a flexible cable, consider a Cat5E stranded cable design. This cable runs with several bends and twists in a line, and a stranded wire is more flexible than a solid wire, allowing for a higher resistance to metal fatigue.
If your networking installation continues to your deck or backyard, then outdoor UV-rated Cat5e bulk cable is a necessity for any standard outdoor cable runs in which networking cables are exposed to direct sunlight and weather. Built to withstand the destructive forces of the outdoors and the sun’s UV radiation, you can feel confident that your wiring is protected.
For networking applications where Plenum Rated network cable is a requirement, then you need plenum cable or shielded plenum cable. Plenum rated Cat5E cable is designed for cable runs being laid in spaces defined as “Air Plenums.” This includes raised flooring systems, air handling ducts, etc.
Bulk Cat5E cables are available by the foot or in 1000 ft. boxes or spools and are available in a wide range of colors.