Is this Cat6 cable any good?

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  1. jasser

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    'CCA' is copper coated aluminium, dodgy if the termination isn't right.
    CAT6 Cat 6 UTP COPPER Ethernet Network SOLID Cable Reel BOX 305m - CAT6-305m -Networking - Wired, Cables (Patch and Reels), Network Cables Reels, CAT6-305m from kenable
    That is copper, significantly better.
    The other consideration is that the jacket looks weak so you need to take care when pulling the cable through.
    Cable Monkey are decent and sell branded Connectix cable:
    Cat6 UTP PVC Solid Cable (Box)
    They also sell 100m reels but remember to allow for VAT. 100m is £38+VAT.
     
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    Yep, the second picture shows 1000ft marking and the datasheet shows 305m (OK, 304.8m!).
    It is solid copper with a high density polythene jacket so looks good.
     
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    Thanks again Trollslayer. I'll get some of that
     
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    The GigaTrue cable is good - there are matching RJ45 plugs too.

    We tend to run multiple runs so order multiple colours to make it simple to identify.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe

    4 boxes arrived today - one of each colour
     
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    Are the GigTrue cat6 patch cables very flexible ?
     
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    Well I've opened up a box and yes fairly flexible. Certainly a lot firmer than a Cat5 patch cable. Should be able to run then no probs. There's a warning on the side of the box about not using too tight a radius on the bends
     
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    Only asking because I got a 5mtr cable from a certain supplier and it arrived wound up very tightly inside the packet. It's now like a coiled spring, never going to be straight again.
     

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