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Home > Bulk Cable > Bulk Cat6 Cable

Cat6, Enhanced Cat6(Cat6e) and Augmented Cat6(Cat6A) Bulk Cable

Although Category 6 cable bandwidth is limited to 200MHz a good quality Cat6 cable is tested far beyond the standards requirement. A quality Category 6 cable offers high signal-to-noise and high transmission reliability. Key performance indicators are low insertion loss, near end cross talk (NEXT), equal level far end cross-talk (E-FLEXT). For high density installations Alien cross-talk is another important characteristic that needs to be managed.

Cat6 cables we offer have are marginally more expensive that Cat5e and offer a better ROI if cable service life is 5 years or more.

Enhanced Cat6 or Cat6E cables that are tested well beyond the category 6 requirements. These cables have better after-the-install performance characteristics. Cat6E cables are well suited for challenging physical, EMI, and high density installation environments.

Augmented Cat6, or Cat6A cables are currently the highest rated twisted pair cable standard. Cat6A supports high-speed data applications like 10-Gigabit Ethernet. Cat6A cables offer true multi-media capabilities and are rated for performance up to 750MHz.

Select from our premier collection of Cat6/Cat6E/Cat6A bulk cable for plenum and non-plenum applications. Residential installation require UL-rated(non-pleunum) cables. The PVC(non-plenum) cables we offer exceed the UL requirements. Most commercial/office installations require plenum rated cable.

Performance Applications When to use Where to use Advantage
Cat6 - Good Gigabit Ethernet(GigE) Use this when Cat5e is specified residential & office networks Future-proof Cat5e installs
Cat6E - Better Gigabit Ethernet(GigE), PoE, ATM, Video Multi-media applications, noisy environments, PoE Support workstation connectivity, network backbone, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g uplink, digital studios, hospitals, labs, datacenters Less susceptible to outside interference
Cat6A - Best 10 Gigabit Ethernet(10GigE) Highest available Performance Data centers, labs, cluster computing, IEEE 801.11 a/b/g & n uplink Alien cross-talk performance in high density applications


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Category 6 PVC (non-plenum)  -  Cat6, Cat6E and Cat6A rated bulk cable
Category 6 Plenum - Cat6, Cat6E and Cat6A rated bulk cable
Category 6 PVC (non-plenum) - Cat6, Cat6E and Cat6A rated bulk cable

Unshielded Twisted Pair (4 pairs) Solid copper conductor (24 AWG or better) and a PVC jacket(non-plenum fire rating). This is the most common category 6 cable used in residential buildings.

Category 6 Plenum - Cat6, Cat6E and Cat6A rated bulk cable

Unshielded Twisted Pair (4 pairs) Solid copper conductor (24 AWG or better) and a Plenum jacket(slow burn material). This is the most common category 6 cable used in commercial/office buildings.

Leviton Quickport® 61110 Category 6 eXtreme connector RJ-45 Jack
RJ45 Connector Modular - Cat 6
Leviton Quickport® 61110 Category 6 eXtreme connector RJ-45 Jack

Colors: Available in White Blue Yellow Green Orange Ivory
Packs: 1 and 25 packs available

RJ45 Connector Modular - Cat 6

$9.91
Belden Paired - Bonded Pair Seperator Tool (1797B)
Cat6 Cable Termination Kit
Belden Paired - Bonded Pair Seperator Tool (1797B)

$11.15
Cat6 Cable Termination Kit

$72.96
Cat6 Patch Cable
Cat6 Patch Cable


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