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Belden 1700A cat5e? What's the difference??

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#1 chaostoday


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:04 PM

Can anyone explain to me the differences in Cat 5e cable? I'm a bit confused between the different grades of cat5e cables let alone the newer cat6.
I have some Belden 1700A enhanced bonded cat5e cable. This seems like pretty expensive stuff compared to run of the mill cat5e cable. Can I get an education on just the differences between this and other cat5e cables and why someone would pay more for the premium?

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

Cat 5e (enhanced cat 5) supports gigabit transmission speed's. Cat 6 supports up to 10G transmission speeds. Bonded twisted pair pioneered by Beldin bonds the individual pairs. This keeps the electrical specifications of the cable maintained despite rough handling.

Credit: Wikipedia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_pair
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