What Are Cat Cables?
Cat cables, at their most basic function, allow us to connect our electronic devices (i.e., phones, tablets, gaming devices) to a router, the color-coded Ethernet cables assist with connecting various devices to a local computer’s network, such as electronic and computer accessories. However, on a larger scale, cat cables ability are utilized tremendously to connect us as universally. In 1988, the first fiber optic cable was used to connect the United States to both France and Britain, the first feat of its kind on such a massive scale. Research shows there are 3.74 billion internet users worldwide, an achievement that wouldn’t have been possible without electrical components.
Types of Ethernet Cables
The categories of Ethernet cable are denoted by their speeds for the most optimal network experience. There are three main types of Ethernet cables used: Cat5 cables, Cat5e cables, and Cat6 cables that come in solid or stranded form along with HDMI plates for walls. Besides the fact, all our cables come with a lifetime warranty, and our pre and post-sales tech support woman and minority-owned businesses, here are some additional facts to help you find cables fitting to your needs.
Why You Should Buy Cat5 Cables
Cat5 cables: Cat5 cables, or a category 5 Ethernet cable is one of the older models on the market. Its original intent was to support speeds up to 10 and 100 megabits per second but doesn’t always live up to statement. Still, Cat5 cable bulk is usually better than a wifi connection, because of its speed and durability allows it to endure more than ten years of consistent use even with a speaker wall plate. They are considered the base of bulk USB cables and suggested for people who need a reliable, basic cable for simple everyday use.
Why You Should Buy Cat5e Cables
Cat5e cables: Cat5e cables or category 5 enhanced cable is a significant step-up from its older relative. It aims to support faster speeds than the Cat5, up to 1000 Mbps speeds, and decrease the interference of crosstalk, that occurs between two wires inside of a cable. It is also compatible with HDMI plates for walls and recessed cable plate.
Why You Should Buy Cat6 Cables
Cat6 cables: Cat6 cables or categories 6 ethernet cables are a step above the rest. They provide the fastest speeds and higher frequencies between the two at 16b. Cat6 cables contain four pairs of copper wires for signaling to obtain their high-level performance that works well with HDMI plates for walls. They are a bit more expensive and difficult to install, but their enhanced performance is worth it for those willing to spend the extra money.
What Is Solid v. Stranded?
Ethernet cables also provide in two different forms, solid and stranded. Solid cables are used to slightly improve performance and protection against electrical interferences, such as a crossover cable making them ideal for business networks and wall plates that install their wiring inside office walls or floors. Stranded cables are made of thicker, durable material than other cables, there are useful during home installations or traveling.
What About Networking Cables?
While not particularly ideal, networking cables are still very essential. Heavily relied on in both the IT industry and everyday use, such as HDMI plates for walls without networking cables there would be no way to relay data, important files, and necessarily technology at our jobs.
Coaxial Cables: The original means of setting up Ethernet networks, a coaxial cable was used in antenna televisions to gain a signal. Thy is noted by their copper-wires protected through thick insulation, adding to their heaviness, and their slow transfer speeds of 10 Mbps; they were eventually phased-out of the IT industry and common use when twisted pair cables were introduced.
Fiber Optic Cables: There are two forms of fiber optic cables, single-mode, and multi-mode, they differ by their use of longer distances (single) to short ones (multi). Fiber optic cables are known for their transparent insulation, a thin cylinder made from glass covers multiple layering that provides the cables its protection from damage and interferences. They can transmit data by using pulses of light in congested areas while maintaining impressive speeds, something ever other networking cable is incapable of performing.