Cat5E, Cat6 Booted Patch Cords - Multiple colors and sizes
CableSupply.com offers the best in CAT5E, CAT6, and CAT6A Booted Ethernet patch cords from 1 ft. to 200 ft. lengths and are available in every color. Our premium high-quality RJ45 (8 position 8 conductor) patch cords are injection molded and feature boots to protect the RJ45 mod plug from breaking and from the cable being pulled out of its port. Each patch cord is fully tested and compliant with TIA/EIA standards. Use these patch cords to connect computers to your Ethernet connection via a RJ45 keystone jack or a patch panel.
Using different colored patch cords in your server room is a great idea because it’s an easy way to differentiate which cables are patching in what. For example: use all blue patch cords for work stations being patched in from a specific area or department in your building and then use black for another location or department and so on. Having booted patch cords can lengthen the life of the patch cord because of the extra amount of protection that the boot provides. The injection molding in the boot can help alleviate the stress of weight of the cable that would normally be directly on the mod plug, with a boot the weight is absorbed by the stress relieving sleeve and by the injection molding. The boot features a bubble on top which protects the clip that holds the mod plug in place. Without this bubble protection the clip could be snapped or the mod plug could easily fall out of its port, causing that connection to fail.
- CAT5E 350MHz; CAT6 550MHz
- TIA/EIA 568A - T568B Wired
- UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
- CM TYPE PVC Jacket
- 24 AWG 4 pair Stranded Core
- 50 Micron Gold Plated, Molded RJ45s with Molded Snagless Strain Relief Bubble Boots on Each End (plugs are already on the cable)
- UL® Listed and ETL® Verified
- RoHS Compliant
How do you know which Patch Ethernet Cables to purchase? We definitely have the right pricing, but it is important to make the right choice for your business.
Lets start with some facts about Booted Ethernet Patch Cables to help you get an idea of which cables you want to use for your networking project.
CAT5E Patch Booted Ethernet Cables are an improvement on the prior CAT5 cabling standard. Cat5e is much faster and also helps more with crosstalk. The full name is Category 5 enhanced. These patch cables are meant to communicate at 1000 Megabytes Per Second. CAT5E is both fast and reliable. These are two important traits for network cabling. You definitely will see a speed increase in switching from CAT5 to CAT5E as long as your network supports faster transmission speeds. You can also add CAT5E Booted patch cables to your existing network that uses CAT5 without any issues. These cables are backwards compatible. We would suggest replacing all your existing CAT5 cables with CAT5E or CAT6, but if you can't afford the price of doing that then you may just want to replace them as you are able. Some of our contractors will just use the newer standards when replacing cables. That works good for some organizations. It isn't the ideal approach, but is at least increasing networking speeds a little bit at a time.
Cat6 cabling is designed for Gigabit Ethernet communication. It is important to remember that the rest of your network communication devices including routers and switches will need to support the faster Ethernet standard. CAT6 is twisted pair cabling that can transmit up to 250 Megahertz. You can use this for transmission all the way up to 10GBASE-T. It also works for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, AND 1000BASE-T. You will also experience less crosstalk with Category 6. If you are planning for the future with a network, this is definitely the right choice. Both Cat5e and Cat6 support a length of up to 100 meters. For Gigabit Ethernet you are going to want a maximum cable length of 55 Meters. Obviously your networking equipment is going to largely dictate the type of cable that you can and should use, but you want to make sure that you have the right patch cabling. If you are setting up a new workstation, it is a good idea to use the fastest cable that your network will support. You should also ensure that the computer's NIC Card will support the speed.
Booted Ethernet Patch Cable Colors and Lengths:
We currently have Booted Ethernet Patch Cords available in Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Purple, Red, White, and Yellow.
As for sizes we have 1 foot patch cables, 2 foot patch cables, 3 foot patch cables, 5 foot patch cables, 7 foot patch cables, 10 foot patch cables, 15 foot patch cables, 20 foot patch cables, 25 foot patch cables,35 foot patch cables, 50 foot patch cables, 75 foot patch cables, 100 foot patch cables, 150 foot patch cables, and 200 foot patch cables.
These Colors and Lengths are available for Cat5, Cat6, and Cat6a.
The Different Types of Patch Cords
In this video we explain different types of patch cords, such as Booted Patch Cords, Non-Booted Patch Cords, and Flex Patch Cords.