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 It has now been practically superseded by CAT5e.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. CAT6 UTP Grey LSOH Patch Cable 305Mtre
    Excl. VAT: £92.48 Incl. VAT: £110.98
    CAT6 UTP Grey LSOH Patch Cable 305Mtre Box. CAT6 UTP Grey LSOH Patch Cable 24AWG Easy pull 305Mtr Box, Metre marked. Learn More
  2. Cat6 UTP Plug RJ45 unshielded 8 Way
    Excl. VAT: £0.27 Incl. VAT: £0.32
    Cat6 UTP plugs 8P8C - a two piece plug for either stranded or solid Cat6 23 - 26AWG copper cable. Sold in multiplies of 20. Learn More
  3. CAT6 UTP Violet LSOH Cable 305Mtr
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    Excl. VAT: £78.54 Incl. VAT: £94.25
    CAT6 UTP Violet LSOH Solid Cable 305Mtr box. Mini 6 cable provides significant headroom over and above the relevant standards. Unlike some other low cost solutions Mini 6 cable uses pure copper in the correct AWG wire size to ensure reliability and channel performance. Learn More
  4. AC6-DCZ-500VT
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    Regular Price: £482.47

    Special Price Excl. VAT: £390.71 Incl. VAT: £468.85

    Brand-Rex AC6-DCZ-500VT - Augmented Category 6 (AC6) 10Gplus Violet U-FTP 500m cable Learn More
  5. CAT6a F-UTP 10Gig White Shielded Cable 100m
    Excl. VAT: £62.60 Incl. VAT: £75.12
    CAT6a F-UTP 10Gig shielded LSOH cable It has an overall shield for the 4 pairs and not Individually shielded pairs like the (U-FTP) This product is very much easier to terminate with the Tool-Less Shielded Keystone Jack and gives excellent performance. Learn More
  6. Cat6Plus Violet UTP 304m cable
    Excl. VAT: £125.00 Incl. VAT: £150.00
    Buy online Brand-Rex C6U-HF1-Rlx-305VT - Cat6 Plus RJ45 LSHF U-UTP 304m Violet ethernet network cable Learn More
  7. External Cat6 UTP LDPE Solid Cable (Reel)
    Excl. VAT: £135.57 Incl. VAT: £162.68
    External Cat6 Solid Core Cable with an LDPE outer sheath supplied on 100mt reel Learn More
  8. Grey RJ45 Strain Relief Boot Ethernet Network Cable
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    Excl. VAT: £0.10 Incl. VAT: £0.12
    Low cost range of RJ45 grey boots for use in CAT5e or CAT6 cabling applications. Sold in bags of 20 units Learn More
  9. LANmark-7 S/FTP Cat 7 Cable Dual LSZH Orange 500m Reel
    Excl. VAT: £912.15 Incl. VAT: £1,094.58
    LANmark-7 S/FTP Shotgun Cat 7 600MHz Dual 2x23AWG LSZH Orange 500m Reel. Learn More
  10. LANmark-7 S/FTP Cat 7 Cable LSZH Orange
    Excl. VAT: £0.87 Incl. VAT: £1.04
    LANmark-7 S/FTP Cat 7 600MHz 23 AWG LSZH Orange cable. Solid RJ45 CAT7 cable for ethernet network cabling, sold per metre with a minimum order quantity of 100m. Fully compliant with the Category 7 standards, when installed together with the GG45 LANmark-7 connector (N420.730). Learn More

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