Category 6 Tutorial

IMPORTANT: PacificCable.com sells cables that meet all Category 6 Specifications. Be aware that some cables being sold under the name of Category 6 Cables may not meet all specifications.

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1) Construction -
  • Conductor: 24 AWG 7/32 Tinned Copper
  • Insulation: High Density Polyethylene. .007" Nom. Wall Thickness
  • Pairs: Color coded singles twisted into pairs
  • Cable: (4) Twisted Pairs twisted together to form a cable core
  • Jacket: Polyvinylchloride, Black, .020" Nom. Wall Thickness
2) Physical Properties -
  • Temperature Rating, Max.: 60 & 75 Degrees C
  • Wt./M, Nom., Net. 22.2 LBs.
3) Electrical Characteristics (For 100m of cable) -
  • Capacitance, Mutual: 13.5 PF/FT. At 1 Mhz
  • Dielectric Withstanding, Min.: 1500V RMS
  • Voltage Rating, Max.: 300V
  • D.C. Resistance, Max.: 26.0 Ohms
  • Impedance: 100+/- 15 Ohms 1-100Mhz; 100+/-20 Ohms 100 To 350 Mhz
  • Impedance, Smoothed: 100 +/1 3 Ohms Typical 5 - 250 Mhz
  • SRL: 23 DB 1-20 Mhz, 23 - 10 LOG(F/20) 20-100 Mhz
  • Return Loss:
    • 1 - 10 Mhz: 20 + 5 LOG (F) DB Min
    • 10 - 20 Mhz: 25 DB Min
    • 20 - 250 Mhz: 25 - 8.6 LOG(F/20) DB Min
  • PS NEXT: 1 - 250 Mhz = 74 - 15 LOG (F/.772) Min
  • NEXT: 1 - 250 Mhz = 76 - 15 LOG (F/.772) Min
  • PS ELFEXT: 1 - 250 Mhz = 67 - 20 LOG (F/.772) Min
  • ELFEXT: 1 - 250 Mhz = 70 - 20 LOG (F/.772) Min
  • ATTENUATION: 1 - 250 Mhz = 1.2[1.82 SQRT(F) + .017(F) + .17/SQRT(F)]MAX
  • DELAY: 1 - 250 Mhz = 534 + 36/SQRT(F)
  • DELAY SKEW: 1 - 100 Mhz = <25NS
  • LCL: 1 - 250 Mhz = -38dB MIN
4) Agency Approvals -
  • (UL) Type CM (CMR Available)
  • CSA Type CMG
5) Application -
  • Suitable for future applications and protocols beyond 1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet.)
  • Cable fits standard modular plugs
6) Print -
  • TIA/EIA and ISO Compliant Patch Cord / Jumper (UL) Type CM
  • 24 Awg 75c - CSA LL51726 Type CMG - Category 6 (Sequential Footage)
7) Color Code -
  • White/Green X Green
  • White/Brown X Brown
  • White/Orange X Orange
  • White/Blue X Blue
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