The termination of a cat 5e jack is a specialised operation.Â Terminating requires a precise stripping of the insulation before the terminating tool is used.
This requirement for crimping a cat 5e jack on to the ends of cat 5 cable is imposed in order to maintain the performance through the building structured cabling system – from cat 5 patch panel, patching leads, the faceplate and finally the fly-lead â€“ thatâ€™s end-to-end â€“ connecting server to computer or phone to voice processor.
Your cat 5e jack is not much different to the cat 6 equivalent other than tolerances during manufacturing and a slightly inferior coating over the base copper of the conductors.Â The construction of cat6cable differs from cat5cable – it has a central plastic core spacing the four twisted pairs marginally more than in the cat5 specification.Â cat_5e_jack.pdf
The result:Â a cat 6 jack delivers higher frequencies over a greater distance enabling you to practically download data faster.
To learn more about cat 5e jack (or 6) applications feel free to contact Telephone Systems Direct on 0800 652 8052.