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How many wires does a CAT-5 cable have?

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A cat - 5 cable uses four twisted pairs of wires. This is a total of eight wires in the cable set.

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A Cat5 cable contains 4 pairs of 2 wires twisted together, making a total of 8 individual wires, however only 2 wire pairs (4 wires) are actually used for communication.


if by "twisted pair cable" you mean a cat5 cable which is commonly used as an ethernet cable. then it´s made of copper.


The strands of copper wires in a CAT5/5e/6 cable. It helps prevent noise interfering with the signal


The maximum recommended length for a UTP Cat5 cable is 100 metres


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another name for an ethernet cable is a cat5 or cat5e cable


The classic categories are: 3 and 5 (hence a Cat5 cable) Cat3 is usually used for phone service. specifically multi-line systems or with a fax machine. It has 3 pairs of wires. Cat5 is used in data applications like computer networking. It has 4 pairs. There has been a cat6 marketed. It is functionally the same as a Cat5 but is manufactured at a higher quality.


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Cat5 cable is the standard cable for computer networking. The "RJ" in RJ15 stands for registered jack. This is the part at the end of a cable that can be used to connect them to computers, phones, etc.


Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6e can be used, u can always use a better cable than required, but not the other way around


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No. Coaxial cable is a single wire that has a thick coating around it. A common use of coaxial cable is for cable television. This is the cable that goes from the jack on the wall into your cable box. Twisted pair contains multiple cables which are split into pairs and twisted together. CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cable are all examples of twisted pair. There are a total of 8 wires inside. Every two wires are twisted together to form a pair. The purpose of the cables being twisted together is to reduce electrical interference between the wires.



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CAT5 cable is actually not able to sustain 1Gbps transfer rates, as the two pairs that are used only for grounding in CAT5, and are used for signal in CAT6, are not controlled as tightly as is necessary for full throughput. A gigabit network, finding itself connected with CAT5 cable, will degrade itself to 300Mbps.


Four pairs of twisted wires ( 8 wires in total).


in RJ45 connector connected cat5 cable through same cable coding, that's call parallel cable.


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