what is cat5 cable?

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what is cat5 cable?

From the current technical level, the difference between the cat5 cable and the cat6 cable is quite large. Since the highest transmission rate of the cat5 cable is only 100M, it has basically been eliminated by the times.


Nowadays, CAT5e network cable and CAT6 network cable are commonly used in home wiring. Here, I would like to briefly introduce the difference between Category 5 network cable, Category 5 network cable and Category 6 network cable.

The theoretical maximum transmission rate of the five-category network cable is 100M, and the appearance of the network cable will have a cat5 logo. Like other network cables, the theoretical transmission distance of the five-category network cable is 100 meters.

Because the core of the Cat5 network cable is relatively thin, and the classless network cables made by some manufacturers cut corners, the actual transmission distance of the Cat5 network cable is generally only about 70 meters. With the popularity of 200M broadband, Cat5 cables have also completely introduced the ranks of home wiring.

Compared with the Cat5e network cable, the biggest feature of the Cat5 network cable is the network speed, which supports the maximum transmission speed of Gigabit. The appearance of the Cat5e network cable will have the Cat5e logo.

At present, many home decorations use Cat5e cables. After all, Cat5e network cables can also support Gigabit, and the price is still cheap. From the point of view of technical parameters, the theoretical maximum transmission speed of the Category 6 network cable is also gigabit, but it is still different from the Category 5 network cable in the internal structure. Specifically, there is a plastic cross frame inside the six-category network cable, which separates the 4 pairs of wires. In addition, the core of the Category 6 network cable will be thicker than that of the Category 5e Cable, which can be figured out even by people who do not understand network cables.


Although both CAT-5 and CAT-6 cables support gigabit network transmission, they are in practical applications. Within the effective transmission distance, affected by electromagnetic interference and line loss, the super-category-five network cable can only reach about 600M, while the sixth-category network cable can reach gigabit.

In recent years, broadband has started at 200M, and 500M broadband is gradually popularizing. Under this circumstance, it is recommended to choose Category 6 network cable for home decoration, and the use of Category 5 network cable is already a bit behind.

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