Ethernet Cable Buying Tips for Small business Networks

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Ethernet cables are unarguably the most important part of any network. If you select the right cable, the whole connectivity experience becomes seamless. But with a wide array of categories of bulk Ethernet cables available in the market, it becomes extremely difficult to pick the right one. However, you need not worry anymore as our experts have got your back. So, stay with us till the end as we scrutinize the best ethernet network cables for your small business.

Cat6a Ethernet Cable

Cat6a belongs to the augmented 6th generation category of the ethernet network cables. This cable supports high-speed applications through its lightning-fast data transfer rate of 10 Gbps. It can maintain the 10 Gbps data rate up to a length of 100 meters or 328 feet. Being an augmented 6th generation cable, Cat6a has a bandwidth capacity of 750 MHz. It means that the cable can maintain signal quality intact over intended lengths and distances.

The cable is available in both pure copper and copper-clad aluminum conductors. As we are exploring ethernet cables in the context of small businesses, it is always better to go with the pure copper Cat6a cable because it has less attenuation (loss of signal strength) and DC resistance. It means not only loss of signal strength is prevented but more energy is transmitted into data packets and less into heat.

As you are going to run various other cables like electric wires in your small business setup, it is always better to go with shielded Cat6a ethernet network cables. Shielded cables come with an extra layer of protection against notorious elements such as crosstalk and EMI. This extra layer of protection comes in shapes of foil sheets wrapped around all twisted pairs collectively or each individual twisted pair separately. Unshielded ethernet cables are usually meant for installation in soft environments – places where crosstalk and EMI are non-existent.

Also, installing Cat6 bulk ethernet cables future-proof your network for the ages for upgrades.

Cat6 Ethernet Cables

Cat6 ethernet cables are also category sixth cables but they are not augmented one. This bulk ethernet cable renders data transfer rate of 10 Gbps if the intended cable run is up to 50 meters or 164 feet. Likewise, the Cat6 cable renders minimum data transfer rates of 1 Gbps if the intended length is 100 meters or 328 feet.

With its 550 MHz bandwidth capacity, the cable keeps signal quality intact over the aforesaid cable runs. The cable, too, comes in both pure copper and copper-clad aluminum conductors.

Also, here at New York Cables, the Cat6 cable is available in both shielded and unshielded variants.

Cat5e Ethernet Cable

Cat5e ethernet cable is category 5th bulk ethernet cable that supports data transfer rates of 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps up to distances of 50 meters [164 feet] and 100 meters [328 feet].

The cable comes with a bandwidth capacity of 350 MHz and is available in both pure copper and copper-clad aluminum conductors. It is also available in both shielded and unshielded variants.

Why New York Cables?

New York Cables is an industry leader manufacturing high-quality ethernet cables. What distinguishes us from the rest is that all of our bulk ethernet cables exceed all industry standards such as FCC, CE, CSE, ISO/IES. For instance, the bandwidth capabilities as per TIA standards for Cat5e cable is 100 MHz but our Cat5e comes with 350 MHz. The same goes for our Cat6 and Cat6a ethernet cables. Also, our ethernet cables are RoHS compliant.

We offer countrywide free shipping on orders above $99 and all of our ethernet cables come with a 10-year warranty (terms and conditions applied). To get in touch with the sales team, drop an email at [email protected].

Specification Cat5e Cat6 Cat6a
Cable Jacket Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum & Riser
Wire Gauge 24-AWG 23-AWG 23-AWG Highly Twisted
Frequencies 350 MHZ 550 MHZ 750 MHZ
Installation Temp 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C
Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs
Package Easy Pull Box Easy Pull Box Wood Spool
Colors Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow
Standard Compliance ETL, FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS ETL, FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES, RoHS

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