Cat cables are also called ethernet cables. Production purposes of Catkablo consist of 8-wire and 4-pair cables used in data transfer in industry, computers, and communication networks. With the developing technology, the speed of data transfer has increased and the Cat 5 cables, which have been used for a long time, cannot show the desired performance by being inadequate to these speeds.
Cat5, cat5e, cat6, cat6a, and cat7 cables with different technical specifications have been produced to meet the accelerated data transfer. Although Ethernet cables are similar in nature, they are not the same. Therefore, ethernet cable should be selected according to usage areas.
WHAT IS CAT5 AND CAT 5e CABLE? FEATURES AMONG
CAT 5; Ethernet cables are the most common and most used cat cables today. Cat 5 cables are used in application areas where data transfer is not intense and cable distance is short. Cat 5 cables meet 10/100 Mbps speeds in 100 MHz bandwidth. The cable distances used should not exceed 100 meters.
CAT 5e; cable cat 5 cable is a cable developed to meet the decrease in data speed experienced in data transfer. It has a bandwidth of 100 MHz and meets speeds of 100/1000 Mbps. The cable length should not exceed 100 meters. Cat 5e cables are backward compatible with cat 5 cables.
Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables are used with RJ 45 socket.
WHAT IS CAT6 AND CAT 6a CABLE? FEATURES AMONG
CAT 6; cables provide 1-gigabit speeds and performance up to 250 MHz. It can support 10-gigabit connection speeds if used in a short distance (55 meters).
CAT 6a; cable is the cable that is reinforced to get more performance than cat 6 cables. It meets data transfers at connection speeds of 10,000 Mb and 10 gigabits (100 meters) with a bandwidth of 250 to 500 MHz. It minimizes interference with its shielded cable feature.
WHAT IS CAT 7 CABLE? AND FEATURES
Cat 7; cables support faster signals (data) than cat 5e and cat 6a cables, providing data transmission rates up to 600 Mhz. CAT7 cable provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet over 100m copper cable. The connection color codes and sequences of Cat cables are shown in the picture above.