Micro SlimRun Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable - Stranded, 550MHz, UTP, Pure Bare Copper Wire, 32AWG, 3ft, Blue
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Are these cables rated for in-wall runs?
BEST ANSWER: These cables do not appear to be rated for plenum runs.
How is the sheilding?
BEST ANSWER: UTP = Un-shielded Twisted Pair. These cables have no shielding, like most ethernet cables. The twisted pairs are there to minimize crosstalk. If you need additional shielding, look for STP (shielded twisted pair), but you won't find it in these super slim cables. There just isn't room.
Being this thin, are these cables more susceptible to interference, such as electromagnetic? What are the drawbacks compared to normal thickness cat cable?
BEST ANSWER: Normal thickness cables are also un-shielded, and crosstalk is already countered by the twists in the pairs of wires. There is certainly increased potential for interference due to the increased density that you can run for the cables, but there is not a significantly higher physical susceptibility. Major drawbacks: 1)Don't expect UPOE+ support (lower power phones and such are no issue) 2) Thinner gauge copper is significantly more fragile - kink or roll over the wire with a chair and it will be much more impacted than standard thickness cables 3) There is an increased resistance with the smaller wire. This means the maximum run distance is reduced from the standard 100m. This has little to no impact within the datacenter, but should be recognized for campus or IDF usage - a 90m run to a wall jack with 5m of slim cable on each end is going to be likely over spec
Can you comment about wire strength? Is it just the 8 conductors and sheathing in the cable or is there anything else that would help strengthen the patch cable if I'm trying to gently 'pull' it through conduit?
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