Network Cable

Network Cable

MCL Data Solutions range of Cat5, Ca6, Cat6a and CAT 7 Solid core cable, also RJ45 Patchcord networking cable. Filter your results with the left hand menu, to find your correct product. If you need assistance call us on 01702 443810.

What is network cable?

The term Network Cable refers to a number of types of twisted-pair copper cable, (eg. Category 5 (CAT5), Category 5e (CAT5e) and Category 6 (CAT6) ) used to transmit data in network, CCTV and home theatre applications. Organizations such as the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) and Electronic Industries Association (EIA) set specific product standards, and these guidelines have resulted in cables being classified into various categories based on their performance levels. Just in case you’re not too familiar with cabling terminology. Some straight forward definitions of the three common grades of network cable appear below to help you choose the right one to fit your requirement.

What is difference between Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 Cable?

  • CAT5: Cat 5 cable is available in two varieties: Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), the type widely used, and Screened Twisted Pair (STP), which has shielding to provide an extra level of protection against interference. Cables belonging to Category 5 are either solid or stranded: Solid Cat 5 is more rigid, and the better choice if data needs to be transmitted over a long distance, while Stranded Cat 5 is very flexible and most likely to be used as patch cable. Cat 5 cable can support 10 or 100 Mbps Ethernet, and has a capability of up to 100MHz. It has now been practically superseded by CAT5e.
  • CAT5e: Cat 5e (which stands for Category 5, enhanced) cable goes along the same lines as basic Cat 5, except that it fulfils higher standards of data transmission. Cat 5e can handle data transfer at 1000 Mbps, is suitable for Gigabit Ethernet, and experiences much lower levels of near-end crosstalk (NEXT) than Cat 5.
  • CAT6:  Cat 6 is the most advanced and provides the best performance. Just like Cat 5 and Cat 5e, Category 6 cable is typically made up of four twisted pairs of copper wire, but its capabilities far exceed those of other cable types because of one particular structural difference: a longitudinal separator. This separator isolates each of the four pairs of twisted wire from the others, which reduces crosstalk, allows for faster data transfer, and gives Category 6 cable twice the bandwidth of Cat 5. Cat 6 cable is ideal for supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and is able to operate at up to 250 MHz. Since technology and standards are constantly evolving, Cat 6 is the best choice of cable when taking any possible future updates to your network into consideration. Not only is Cat6 cable future-safe, it is also backward-compatible with any previously-existing Cat 5 and Cat 5e cabling found in older installations.

Buy Network Patch Cables at Competitive Prices from MCL Data Solutions.

The choice of network cable can at times be overwhelming and managing these cables onsite can also be problematic. At MCL Data Solutions we offer a wide range of different configurations in standard 1000 foot or 304m boxes along with various network accessories and cable management products to ensure your installation is neater and that day to day management of your copper network cabling is easier.

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  1. Cat5e UTP Black Patch Cable 305Mtr
    Excl. VAT: £68.27 Incl. VAT: £81.92
    CAT5e UTP Black PVC Patch ( Stranded) Cable 305Mtr Box .Value for money Cat5e UTP stranded patch cable supplied in 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked Learn More
  2. CAT5e UTP Blue Patch Cable 305mtr
    Excl. VAT: £69.75 Incl. VAT: £83.70
    Value for money Cat5e UTP PVC stranded patch cable supplied in 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked. Learn More
  3. CAT5e UTP Blue Solid Cable LSOH 305mtr
    Excl. VAT: £51.69 Incl. VAT: £62.03
    CAT 5e UTP Blue LSOH Solid Cable. 305mtr box of networking data cable. Learn More
  4. Cat5e UTP Green Patch Cable 305Mtr
    Excl. VAT: £75.12 Incl. VAT: £90.14
    CAT5e UTP Green PVC Patch ( Stranded) Cable 305Mtr Box. Value for money Cat5e UTP stranded patch cable supplied in 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked. Learn More
  5. CAT5e UTP Violet Solid Cable 305mtr LSOH
    Excl. VAT: £51.69 Incl. VAT: £62.03
    CAT 5e UTP Violet LSOH Solid Cable. 305m box of RJ45 networking data cable. Learn More
  6. CAT5e UTP Yellow Patch Cable 305mtr
    Excl. VAT: £75.12 Incl. VAT: £90.14
    Cat5e UTP Patch (Stranded) Cable 305m Box. Value for money Cat5e UTP PVC stranded patch cable supplied in 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked. Learn More
  7. Cat6 10Gplus Violet UTP 500m cable
    Excl. VAT: £331.83 Incl. VAT: £398.20
    Brand-Rex AC6U-HF1-500VT - Cat6 10Gplus Violet UTP LSHF 500m network cable Learn More
  8. Cat6 External Cable UTP 305mt Box Outdoor Cable
    Excl. VAT: £85.20 Incl. VAT: £102.24
    Ca6 UTP External Solid Cable 305Mtr Box. CAT6 UTP black external PE insulated cable for external use in ducts or direct burial within conduit only. Not to be used for hanging as aerial cable. 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked. Learn More
  9. CAT6 STP Crimp Connector RJ45 Plug, Shielded
    Excl. VAT: £0.22 Incl. VAT: £0.26
    Low cost range of RJ45 plugs for use in STP CAT6 cabling applications. Sold in bags of 20 units. Perfect for making custom length shielded CAT6 network cables. Metal casing plugs work with any standard RJ45 crimp tool. Made with the highest quality 50 micron gold contacts for fast and reliable connections. With the durable shielded design, you can expect error free data transfer as well as long lasting plugs that will withstand everyday abuse. These CAT 6 connectors meet Category 6 EIA/TIA 568 standards. Learn More
  10. CAT6 UTP Grey LSOH Cable 305Mtr
    Excl. VAT: £78.54 Incl. VAT: £94.25
    CAT6 UTP Grey LSOH Solid Cable 305Mtr Box Learn More

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