Ethernet Cable

Ethernet cables, also known as network cables, are cables used to provide an internet connection and allow you to connect to the local area network (or LAN). The cables connect to ethernet ports and allow the transmission of high-speed data and information between devices such as computers, gaming consoles, modems, routers, and switches.RS Components offer an extensive range of premium ethernet cables from industry-leading brands including Belden, Brand-Rex, Alpha Wire and of course RS PRO. Choose from reels of cable or ready-made RJ45 patch leads, in various lengths, colours and sheath materials.

What are the different types of Ethernet Cable?

There are several different types of ethernet cables, and they are classified by their transmission speed and maximum bandwidths. In industry, this is known as a category or Cat. The most common networking cables are:Cat 5 = Unshielded 10Mbps with a max bandwidth of 16MHzCat 5e = Unshielded 1,000Mbps to 1Gbps with a max bandwidth of 100MHzCat 6 = Shielded or unshielded 10Gbps up to 55 meters with a max bandwidth of 250MHzCat 6a = Shielded 10Gbps up to 55 meters with a max bandwidth of 500MHzCat 7 = Shielded 100Gbps up to 15 meters with a max bandwidth of 600MHzCat 7a = Shielded 100Gbps up to 15 meters with a max bandwidth of 1,000MHzCat 8 = Shielded 40Gbps up to 30 meters with a max bandwidth of 2,000MHz

Solid Vs Stranded

Twisted pair Ethernet cables are available with solid or stranded copper conductors and are used for different applications.Stranded cables are more flexible and are typically used for movable designs. They are often used for patch cables and can be terminated with RJ45 male connectors on each end.Solid cables are durable and sturdy and are more common for longer runs. Solid network cables are ideal for permanent installations behind walls.

Shielded Vs Unshielded

Unshielded Twisted Pairs (UTP) cables do not have any foil or screening. UTP cables are flexible and are relatively cheaper to manufacture. Not having shielding does increase the risk of crosstalk and can impact signal quality.Shielded Twisted Pairs (STP) cables are protected by a braided shield. The copper braiding can help to reduce noise and enhance connection.Foil Twisted Pairs (FTP) cables have a special foil shield for added protection. FTP cables are ideal for applications where better connection and connectivity and noise reduction are essential.


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RS Stock No. 556-657
BrandRS PRO
kr 66,84
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Cat5e 2m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 556-310
BrandRS PRO
kr 148,98
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Cat5e 5m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 812-4797
BrandRS PRO
kr 621,84
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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Cat5e 100m Unterminated - - U/UTP - Grey - PVC - - - 7/016
RS Stock No. 557-452
BrandRS PRO
kr 283,44
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Cat5e 10m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 557-339
BrandRS PRO
kr 116,91
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Cat6 3m Terminated RJ45 Male F/UTP RJ45 Grey Male LSZH - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 657-2090
BrandRS PRO
kr 28,92
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Cat5e 0.5m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 557-032
BrandRS PRO
kr 42,31
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Cat5e 1m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 557-238
BrandRS PRO
kr 3 047,58
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Cat6 305m Unterminated - - U/UTP - Grey - PVC - - - 1/24
RS Stock No. 556-392
BrandRS PRO
kr 3 987,19
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Cat6 305m Unterminated - - F/UTP - Grey - PVC - - - 1/23
RS Stock No. 411-378
BrandRS PRO
kr 31,62
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Cat6 0.5m Terminated RJ45 Male S/FTP RJ45 Blue Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 812-4794
BrandRS PRO
kr 700,23
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Cat5 50m Unterminated - - U/UTP - Green - PVC - - - 7/0.16
RS Stock No. 556-667
BrandRS PRO
kr 92,60
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Cat5e 3m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 556-342
BrandRS PRO
kr 57,72
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Cat6 1m Terminated RJ45 Male F/UTP RJ45 Black Male LSZH - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 556-590
BrandRS PRO
kr 34,99
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Cat6 0.5m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Grey Male PVC - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 791-7084
BrandRS PRO
kr 373,34
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Cat6 20m Terminated RJ45 Male U/UTP RJ45 Blue Male LSZH - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 812-4781
BrandRS PRO
kr 675,98
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Cat5 50m Unterminated - - U/UTP - Blue - PVC - - - 7/0.16
RS Stock No. 812-4791
BrandRS PRO
kr 3 875,11
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Cat5e 305m Unterminated - - S/UTP - Grey - PVC - - - 7/016
RS Stock No. 778-5168
BrandRS PRO
kr 407,54
Each
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Cat6a 10m Terminated RJ45 Male S/FTP RJ45 Blue Male LSZH - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 556-354
BrandRS PRO
kr 329,34
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Cat6 10m Terminated RJ45 Male F/UTP RJ45 Black Male LSZH - Straight Through - -
RS Stock No. 556-358
BrandRS PRO
kr 116,91
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Cat6 3m Terminated RJ45 Male F/UTP RJ45 Black Male LSZH - Straight Through - -