Our Category 6A patch cables feature standard molded boots with a bump design for protecting the clip during usage and stranded wire for repeated flexing and movement without micro-cracking of the copper. These cables use a short body plug design that minimizes de-twisting of the pairs during the manufacturing process, assuring the highest available performance.
Category 6A cable, commonly referred to as Augmented Category 6, is a standardized twisted pair cable for Ethernet and other network physical layers that is backward compatible with the Category 6, Category 5/5e, and Category 3 cable standards. The cable provides performance of up to 500 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 10GBASE-T for distances of up to 100 meters.
Network cabling standards are used internationally and are published by ISO/IEC, CENELEC and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Since 1995, solid-conductor UTP cables for backbone cabling is required to be no thicker than 22 AWG and no thinner than 24 AWG, or 26 AWG for shorter-distance cabling.