Network Cable Shootout - Belden, Commscope, Hikvision, Honeywell, NavePoint CCA, Windy City Wire

By: IPVM Team, Published on Dec 17, 2018

Every IP camera install needs UTP cabling. But how much of a difference is there between dirt cheap generic cables found online and the bigger, better-known brands claiming increased performance and/or labor savings?

network cable shootout

To find out, we bought 12 boxes of Cat 5e and 6 cabling from six manufacturers, pulling multiple runs with each and testing them to standards with Fluke's DSX-5000 cable certifier. Included in this test:

[Note: The new December report adds Commscope, who was not included in the original November report.]

Inside, we answer these questions:

  • Who ranked best, average, and worst?
  • Did the cables pass certification tests?
  • Where did they fail, if at all?
  • Which offered the greatest headroom over minimum compliance?
  • How does solid copper compare to copper clad aluminum?
  • How easy was the cable to pull from the box?
  • How flexible was the jacket?
  • How easy to strip was the jacket?
  • Did twisting/bending deform the cable?
  • How did cable box features and usability vary?
  • Are all of the cables UL/ETL or other test lab listed?
  • Where is each cable made? (China vs Mexico vs USA)
  • How does pricing compare?

***** ** ****** ******* needs *** *******. *** how **** ** * difference ** ***** ******* dirt ***** ******* ****** found ****** *** *** bigger, ******-***** ****** ******** increased *********** ***/** ***** savings?

network cable shootout

** **** ***, ** bought ** ***** ** Cat ** *** * cabling **** *** *************, pulling ******** **** **** each *** ******* **** to ********* *********'* ***-**** ***** *********. ******** ** **** test:

[****: *** *** ******** report **** *********, *** was *** ******** ** the ******** ******** ******.]

******, ** ****** ***** questions:

  • *** ****** ****, *******, and *****?
  • *** *** ****** **** certification *****?
  • ***** *** **** ****, if ** ***?
  • ***** ******* *** ******** headroom **** ******* **********?
  • *** **** ***** ****** compare ** ****** **** aluminum?
  • *** **** *** *** cable ** **** **** the ***?
  • *** ******** *** *** jacket?
  • *** **** ** ***** was *** ******?
  • *** ********/******* ****** *** cable?
  • *** *** ***** *** features *** ********* ****?
  • *** *** ** *** cables **/*** ** ***** test *** ******?
  • ***** ** **** ***** made? (***** ** ****** vs ***)
  • *** **** ******* *******?

[***************]

Network ***** ********

***** ** *** *****, Windy **** ****'* ***** and * ****** ******** the **** ******* *****, while *********'* *** **** copper **** ******** ***** failed ************* ** *** distances ******, **** ******** usability ******.

****: ***** ** ****** feedback ********* *** ** and *** * ***** were *********, ******, *** the ******* **** **** added ** *** ******** report. ********* ********* ** the *** **** ** the ****** ******, ************* Hikvision, *********, *** ******* CCA ******* ** ****** below ***** **** **** and ******. *** ******** made ***** ****** ************* with ****** ********, ******* the *** ****** ******** and ***** ** * premium *****.

network cable rankings

** ****** *** *********** differences ******* **** *** worst ** **** *****:

Ranking *******

***** **** **** ******* offered *** **** ***-****** combination ** ************* **** performance, **** *******, *********, and ***********, ** **** as *****-*** ******** *** found ** ******, ***** priced ** *** ***-*****, comparable ** ***** ********** options.

****** ***** ***** ** performance, ******/********* ************, *** ease ** *******, *** does *** ******* *** the ******* ********* **** Windy **** (******** ***** labels, ****** ********, ***.) Close ****** ****** *** Commscope **** ***** ************* results *** ******* **** other ********.

** *** ****** ** the ********, ******* ****** clad ******** ****** ***** sold ** ***-**** ****** retailers ********* ***** ** nearly ***** ****, **** importantly ******* ** **** Cat ** *** * certification ***** ** *** distances *** *********** *****, with ***** *** ************, hard ** ***** *******, and ***** ********* *** seen ** ***** ****** tested.

***** *** *** ******* for *** *** * cable ******:

cat 6

***** *** *** ******* for *** *** ** cable ******:

cat 5e

Cat **/* ************* *****

** ****** *** ****** using ******** ********** *** at ******** ********* ** order ** ******* ******** various **** ***** ********. We ****** ***** *********:

  • **', ******* ** ******** such ** ***** ****** or *********** ******
  • ***', ***** ** ***"*******" ****** ** **** cable ****
  • ***', *** ******** ******** UTP ***** *** ** run ***** ***** ******* certification ********* ** *********

************, ** ****** ***** multiple *********** *******:

  • ****/****
  • ****/***** *****
  • ******* ****/***** *****

***** *** ****** ** 300' ** ****** ******** the ***** *******, *******, and ***** ********* ** real ***** *****, **** tested ****** ******* **** to ***' *** ******* 50' ******* *** *********.

Copper **** ******** ***** *** *****

*** ****** **** ******** cable *** *** **** any *** ** ** 6 ************* ***** ** any ***** ***** *** combination ** ************ (***** panel, ****, ******* ****). Efforts **** **** ** reterminate *** ****** ** correct ***** ******, *** the ****** ****** *** not ****.

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*** ***** ****** ****** certification ******* *****. *******, there *** ******* *********** in *********** ******/********, ********* below.

Headroom **********

***** *** **** ***** manufacturers ****** **/* ************* the ****** ******** ****** results ** ********.

*** *******, ******* ** headroom ** ******** * cables, ********* *** ********* performed ********* ** *** Belden *** ***** **** ~150' *** ~***' *******. Honeywell ****** ************* **** several ** ********, ****** notably ***** **** ******.

** ********, *** ****** clad ******** ***** ***** testing ** * *********** margin, *********** ** ******** headroom.

cat6 headroom comparison

***** **** ********* ********* well ** ** *****, as ****, ***** *** Belden *****'* ******** ********* somewhat. *******, *********'* ********* headroom ** ******* ******* than ** *** * testing, ***** ********* ********* significantly, ********** **** ********* to ******/***.

*****, *** ****** **** cables ****, **** **** due ** ********* ****/****** Loss ******, *** *********. Because ** ****, ***** headroom ******** ******* ****** than *********'* ** *****, which *** *** ****** from ***** **** ******.

cat5e headroom comparison

Download ***** **** *******

*** ***** **********, ** have ******** **** ** test ******* **** **** test, ********* ****** *.* ** .*** file. ***** ******* ******** detailed ******** ** *********, attenuation, ****** ****, *** more ********** ******** ** cable *****.

Cable ******* ***********

***** **** ********** *********** in *** **** ** difficult ****** **** ** pull, ******** ** ******* issues, **** ** *** flat ***** ****, ******* it ****** ** **** up, ****, ** *****, how **** ** *** marked, *** ******* ********.

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Cable ***** **. ****** ****

***** *** ********, ***** were ********** *********** ** how **** ****** ****** to **** ** *** "bounce ****" ****** *** box **** ******. **** issue ********* *** ******* of ******* *** ***** which *** *** **** increase ******* **** *** damage *** ***** *** reduce ***********.

*** ********, ** *** video *****, *********'* ****** clad ******** ***** *** be **** ** **** back ** **** ****** from *** ***. ** contrast, ***** **** ****'* reel ** * *** cable ******* ****** ******* flat/straight ** *** *****.

**** ** ** **** greater ********** **** ******* multiple ****** ** * time, ** ******** ****** coiling *** **** ****** become *******. ************, *** flatter ****** ****, *** easier **** *** ** dress **** ***** *****, racks, *** ***** ******, reducing ******* ****.

Footage ********

*** ****** ****** **** marked **** ***** ********* in *** ***, ******** down **** ****', ***** below. *******, ***** **** wire ******** ** ********** marking ******* *** **** footage *** **** ****. This ** * ****** minor ********, *** ********** mental **** ***** **** be ********* ** ****** check *** **** * cable ** **** ********* two ********, ***** *** reduce ******** ** *** field.

Outside ******** ***********

** *** *******, ** saw ** *********** ******* cable ******** *** ***********, with ******* ****** ***** the **** ***** ********** as ******* (** *** Cat */** *** *** 5e). ** *** ***** count ************ **** ** many ** ****** *******, cable ******** ** *** likely ** ** * significant *****, ****** ****** density ******* ******* ******** where ******* ****** *** more ******* **** ****** and ***** *****.

** ** ****** *******, it *** ** **** difficult ** ***** ****** diameter ****** ******* ******* conduits ** **** ****** housings, *** ** *** testing ** *** ** issues ***** ****** *** cable ** **** *************, exceed **** ******, ** be ********* ******* ** normal ***.

Internal ********* ***********

******* ** ***** ********, some ****** **** **** separators ***** *** ******** to **** ******** ********** in *** ***** ******** spaced. ** ****** ******, Belden *** ***** **** both **** * ****** flat ********* ***** *** located ******* *** ******/***** pairs *** ****/*****. ********* and ********* **** ** X ****** ********* ***** kept *** **** ***** apart.

**** ***** ********, ** saw ** *********** ******* these ******** *** ***** performance ** *********. **** may ** ****** ******* off **** *********** *** do *** ****** ***** down.

Conductor ***** ****** ******* ** *** ******

** *** *****, *** cables' ******** ********* ****** were **** ** ********, even ** *** ********. Members **** ******* *** (and *** ********** ******) that **** ****** *** use **** ************ ****** with **** *** ***** or ****** *** ***** difficult ** *******, ** solid ******* ********** *****, making **** ********* ** distinguish **** *******.

*******, **** ** *** cables ** **** **** suffered **** **** *****, shown *****:

Jacket *******

* *****'* ****** *** huge ****** ** *** ease ** ************. ****** quality ****** ******, **** those ***** **** ****** strippable *** ******** **** as ******, ***** ****, and *********'* *** ** to *** *** **** CCA ***** ***** *** difficult ** ***** *** easily ********* ****** *****.

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Jacket ********* ***********

*******, **** ********* *** cable *** ****** ******* instead ** ****** *******, making ** **** ********* to ******.

Box *******

*** ******* ** *** cable *** ** *** in ***** ************. **** box ****** *** ***** tangles *** *****, **** from *** ****** **** pulling, *** ********* ***** frustration. * **** ******** box ******* ** ***** paying *** ******** *** flat, *** *** ******* additional *******, **** ** pull ******* ****** (****** when ******* ******** ** into * *******/***** ****).

4

****, *** ****** ***** and * **** ********* boxes, **** *** * cable ***** * **** in ***, *** ** using * ******* ***-**** box. ***** **** **** offers **** ** ***.

** *** ***** *****, we ****** *** ******** which ************* *****:

Windy **** *****-*** ********

***** **** **** ******** several ******** *** ***** on ****, ** ***, competitors.

  • **** ******* ******:***** **** ***** ******* three ***** *******, **** top *** ****** ******* in ******** ** *** single ***** ****** ***** on **** *****. **** allows ***** ** ** stacked ** *** ** each ***** *** ****** through ********** ******** ** **** a *******.
  • ******** ***** ******:***** **** ************ ****** ***** ******** ***** ***. ** default, ***** ****** *** blank *** ****** *********, but **** *** **** be ***-******* ** *** factory. **** ****** ***** to ****** *** *** tag * ***** ***** pulling ******* ** ******* on *** *****, ***** is ***** ******* ** difficult ** ****.
  • ****** *******:**** *** ** ***** City **** *** ** custom ******* **** ********/********* information *** **** *****'* specific *******, ****** ** easy ** ******** ***** project, ********, *** *** specific ****** ** ** for. *** *******, ** green *** * ** used *** ** *******, instead ** *********** ******* to ******** **** ***** code, *** *** *** simply ** ******* "** Cameras" ** ****** *********.

** ****** ***** *** other ******** ** **** video:

** ******** ** ***** features, ***** **** ***** are ******** ***** ***** "RackStak" ******, ********* ******** carts ***** ***** ******** boxes ** ** ******* and *********** *** ****** pull *****, ******* ****** ******* ********** **** ** ********** installations, *** ******** ** WCW's *****. ******* ***** may ********* ** *********** via **** ***** ** cart, *** *** *** secured ** **** ***** and *** **** ** in *** ******** ******. Additionally, ******** *** ************ here, ***** **** **** includes *** ******* ** track ***** *** * unique ** **** ** each ***, ** **** as ****** ***** *** assembly *******, **** ** to **** ****** ** separate ****** ** *** box, ******* ** ***** are ****** ***** *********** cable *******.

Pricing **********

*** ******* ***** ** 1,000' ** *** ** CMR ***** *** **** under $***, **** *********, Honeywell, *** *** *** near **** *****. *******, Belden *** ************* **** expensive, **** $*** *** 1,000', ***** *** ****** clad ***** *** **** inexpensive, **** **** **** the ******* ***** ** others, **** ~$**.

*** ******* ***** ** Cat * *** ***** was ~$*** *** ******** feet. *****, ****** ****** drastically, **** ****** $*** for ****** ** **** $60 *** ******* *** cable.

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Test *** *******

******, *********, *********, *** Windy **** **** ****** were *** ** ***/** ETL ******. *******, *** low-cost ****** **** ******** cable *** ** ******* from *** ******. **** may ******* ** **** bid **** **** ** from **** ********* *** users.

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Country ** ******

*** * ********* **** split ****** * *********. The ******, ***** **** Wire, ** **** ** the ***, ** *** Commscope; *** ****** **, Belden, **** ** ******; Finally, ********* *** **** in ******* *** ********* and ********* *** *** made ** *****:

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[****: *** *** ******** report **** *********, *** was *** ******** ** the ******** ******** ******.]

Comments (75)

**** *, *****, ***, great *** ** ****!

* *** ******:

  • ** ** *** *** with*** ** ****** ***** installability ********, ** ******** ** focus ** ***** ****** tests **** **** ********** results / ********.
  • ** **** ********* ******* provider *** *** ********, feel **** ** ******* why *** *** **** in *** ******** *** what ********** **** ****. We *** ***** ** include **** ** ****** versions. ****** ** *** post *** **** **********.
  • ********,** *** ********* ****** into * **** ****** facility** ***** **** ** disrupted **** *****. **** may ** *** **** shootout **** ***** **** regular ******** ********* ** December *** *********** ******* in ****.

*** **** *** ****** cables ****** **** ******** than *** ******* ****, I ***** **** ******** the ********.

****** *** ******** **** out. ** ******** *** two ******. *****, *** charts ****** ******** **** and ******* *******, ** results **** *** *** same. ******, ***' *** 300' **** ********** **** we **** ********** ********.

*'** ******* *** ****** in *** ****** **** the ******** *******. *************, things ****** *********:

  • ****** *** *** *** consistently ****.
  • *** *** * **** very ****, *** ******** is **** *** ** Cat ** (******** ***** than *********, ***** ******** up ***** *************).
  • ********* ** **** **** well, *** *** * is ******* ***** **** others ** *** ****.
  • ********* ***** **** ******** tests.

**** **** **** ***** numbers, ******'* ******** ***** goes****** *** ******* *****. It ******* ** ** due ** **** **** drastic ****** ** **** than ** *** ****** cable, ***** *** **** the **** ******, ****** it ** ***** *+ dB **** *******.

**** ******* *** ***** unfamiliar **** ************ ***** certification *******: * ***** can **** ******** ******** but ***** **** * certification *** ** ***** factors. ******** ** * ratio ** *********** ** crosstalk, ********* ** ********, and **** *** **** other **** ******* **** as ********* **** ** return **** **** *******.

*** ********* *** ****** in **** **** ****** due ** **** ********* loss *** ****** ****, while ********* *** ****** acceptable **********. **** ** why *** ********* *** 5e ***** *** **** less ******** **** *********, but ***** **** *************, because ** *** *** suffer **** ***** **** issues.

*** ******* ** ****** that ****** ** ***** is *** ***** **** responsible *** ************** ******* requiring ****** ** ******/****** equivalent.   ***** ** a **** ** **** and * ******* ** dealers. 

*** ** ********** **** specification ***** **** ******, Hubble, ********* ***?

* ****** *** *** style *** *****. *** new ****’ *** *** are *** ****** **** boxes, ***** *** ************ heavier *** **** ** much **** **** ** the *****. *** *** ask **** *** ** provide *** *******/******** ***** box **** *** *****. 

** ***** **** ** only **** *** ***** thinner ***** *** **** have **** ***** ** for **. *** ****** ask *** ****. *** me ** *** ***** how **** ***** * can *** ** *** shelf ** *** ********* room *** ** *** truck *****. 

***, * *** *** same *** **** **** continued ** **** *** thinner *****. **** * first ******* ******** **** them ***** ****, * complained ******* * ****** to *** ******* *** box **** ***/********* ****** included ** *** ***** per *** ** ** was ****** ** ***** the *****/** **** ********* the ***** ******* ******** the ********* ***** *** amount ** ***** *****. They **** **** **** ever *****. 

* *** ****** ******** as * ******* * was ***** ** **** the ****** ** **** the ***** *'** **** using **** ** *** bottom ** *** **** or *********. **********, **** wasn't *** ****.

* ***** ** * medium ******* ***** **** is *********** *** ****** a **** ******* ***** is ***. *******, ** might **** *** **** given **** ********* ** average ********** ***  *********  poor ******* ***** **** a **** ******* ** quite *******, ****** *** time *********. 

**** ******* ** *********** and * ****** **** for *** ********. 

*** **** ***** ***** getting **** *** **** price ****... (*** *** most ******* *****)

****** ******* - **** was * **** ** our ******** ******.  ** is ******* ***, *** the ******* ***** ** direct **** ***** **** Wire.

*'** **** ***** **** for * ***** *** I ********* ***** **** at * ****** **** per *** **** **** cheaper ******* ** *** available ******* ** **** weren't ******** *** ***** all ***. 

*** *** ****** ******* this ****? * ****'* understand ** *** ** sounds ***********:

************, ******** *** ************ here, ***** **** **** includes *** ******* ** track ***** *** * unique ** **** ** each ***, ** **** as ****** ***** *** assembly *******, **** ** to **** ****** ** separate ****** ** *** box, ******* ** ***** are ****** ***** *********** cable *******.

**** **** ** *** where ** ***'** ******** inventory *** ********* ******* and ***** *** **** boxes *** ***** ******* so **** *** ****** have ** **** ** what's ** *** ***** and ** ****/******.

***, *** *** **** the */* **** *** it *****'* **** *** how **** ** **** in *** ***.  **** is ***** * ****** process ** ******** *** markings ** *** *****.

******* ******, ********** **** all *** *********** *****. Not ******** *** **** equipment ** * ****** to *** **** **** and ****** *** ******** you're ******* * **** quality *****:

  • ****** ******* *** ************* on ****** *** ****. They **** ** ******. My ******** ** **** cable ********* **** ** average ****** ****** ** 5% *** *****. ** they ** ********** ** cut ***** *********:
  • *** ****** ** ****** per ****** ** ********* they **** ****** **** sometimes. ***** *** *** 5/6 ********* *** *** these *****, * *** of ************* **** **** (get **??) **** * little ******** **** ** use **** *** ********* per ***. *** **** notice *** ********** ******* these *** ****** **** both ***** ** ** Cat *. * *** of *** **** ****** the ********** ** **** more ****** **** ** this *****.

  • ********* *** ********* *** certain ****** *** ****** as * *****. ** the ********* ****** **** twist *** *** *** pairs **** ***** ***** with **. **** '**** of ******' ** *** will, *** ** **** than *** ******** ******** manufacturer ** **** ** raw ********* ** * bit.
  • ****** *********** - **** within **** ****** ****** there *** ******. **** it ***** ** *** there ********* ****** ********** compositions.  ** ******* ***** are *** **** ********* for ********* ****** **** aluminium ** ******* ***, one ** * ********** process *** *** ***** is * ******** ************ process.  *** ****** *** give *** ****** ****** compositions *** *** ****** will **** **** *****.  The ********** ******* **** give *** ****** ************ obviously ***** ***** ** more ****** *** **** be **** *********.  *** can *** **** ****** about *** ****** ********** composition ** ***** ***. Most ***** ****** ***'* know *** **** *** give *** *****.  **** CCA ****** *** **** pass ***** *****.  **** that ***** ***** * suspect ********* *** ********* are ***** * **** copper *********** *** *****. From * ******* ***** of ****, **** ********* travel ** *** ******* of *** *****.  ** it ***** ** ******** to *** *** **** copper.
  • * ******** *** ** test *** *** *********** of ****** *********** *** gauge ** *** **** is ** ** * basic *********** ****. **** a ****** ** **** wire ********** *** **** its ********** **** * good *****-*****. *********** ** ohms/meter. ** *** **** a ******* ***** *** can **** ********* **** results.
  • ******* ***** *** ** to **** *** **** with * *******. * think ***** ****** ** you *** ****** *** lighter, ***** * ***** and ***** ** *** ends **************. *** *** that ****** ** **** first ******** *** **** copper *** **** *********.
  • **** *************, *** * have **** **** **** high *** ***** ***, will *** **** ****** composition, **** ****** *** length, ***/** **** ***** on **** * ***** (typically **** *** ***** pairs *** ******* *******).
  • *** ***** - *** particularly ********* *** ************ applications *** ***'* ****** pricing ****.  *** * personally ***'* **** ************* who ** **** *** in **** *******.
  • ****** ****** ******** ******* than ****'. ** ****** not *** **** ** exactly ****', ***** ** always * ****** ** error *** ********* * length ******** ** **** 1% **** ************* ******** their *******. **** *****, the *** ***'** ****** from **** ** ******* themselves ** *** ******** manufacturer. ***** * **' shorter ***** *** *** affect *** *** ****. But ********* **** ** things **** **** *** likely ** **** ***** you **** ***** ****** like ****** *********** *** other *****.
  • *********, *** *** *** slightly ***** ********* *** AWG23 ****** ** *** datasheet.  *** * ******* scale *** ***** ** your ****** **** **** to ****.

*** *** * ** least, ********* ***** ** actually *** ********* *** datasheet *** ******, ****** I've ****** *********. *** Belden *** ***** **** are ***.

*****,

* ****** **** *** fact **** *** ***** the *** ****. * rarely **** ****** **. My ******** **** *** never ****** * ********* jacket *** **** * have *****. ** **** makes * **** ******* jacket **** *** ********* into ** ****/**** *********.

***** *** ***/*** *******, were *** ******** ** made *** ********** ** performance, ***** **** ***** the ****** ******* *******? I ***** ** ******* if *** ****** ******** any ******** *******. 

**** ***** ** *** cord ********.

** ***/*** * *** just ******** ** *** fact **** ********* ** inferior ** ***** ** specs. *** ** ******* to *******. ** ***** make **** ***** ** compare ***** *** *****.

*** **. *** *** cables **** *'** ****** have * *** ********** in ******* ***** ***********.

***** - ***** *** for *** ***** ******* and ***** *** *** confusion. ** ***** **** the **** ** *********.  We ****** *** *****.  I **** ****** *** cable ** **** ** the *** ***** *** snapped * ******* ** each ** ****** **** CMR *** ****, ***** below:

* ** ****** ** locate ******* ***** ** Hikvision's*********** ***************, ******* **** *** both ****** ** ******* / ****** **** product ********* **** ***.

 

****** *** *, ****** AWG23, ** ******, ***, 75 ****** ****, **** copper *** *** *** is ***** **********.

***** ****'* ***** ** even **** ******** *** for ***** *****, **** in ***, *** **** performance.

*** ** **** ** be ******* ********* **** WCW ******. ** ******* with ***** **** ***** they **** ******** ******* coax *** * ****** thought *** ***** ***** was ******* ** *** imported *** *** **** in *** ***. *******, the ***** **** *** really *** ** *** fact **** **** ***** CCA. * ***** **** why **** ***** **** offer ** *** **** offer ***** ******. 

**** ** ***** ***** boxes ******* **** ** the *** ** *** get *** ******* ** the *** ***** *** with ******** ***** **** offer **** ** ***** copper.

** *** ********'* **-*** TOUGHCable *** ******* ***********, but **** **** *** absolutely *****. *** * small *** *** *** have *** ***** ******* from ** ***** ** WCW *** **** **** repackage *** ***** ** their ***** ***** ****** and **** ** ** you.

**** **** **** ***** to **** **** *** keep ******** ******** **** aren't **** **** *****.

**** *** *** ****** the ***/***/** ******** *** their *************.

* ******** *** ** test *** *** *********** of ****** *********** *** gauge ** *** **** is ** ** * basic *********** ****. **** a ****** ** **** wire ********** *** **** its ********** **** * good *****-*****.

*****, **** *** ******** used **** ********* ******** and ***** ** ********?

*** ***** * ***** comparisons **** **** *** same ************ ******** **** copper, **% ****** *********** in *** *** ***** and *% ** ******* CCA. **** *********** ******* they ******* **** ** wasn't **% ****** *** "55% ************" ***** ********* makes ** ***** ******* percentage ** *** * measure ** ************. **** gauge ** *** *****.

** ****** **** ** each **** (******** ***** unwinding *** ********** ***) and ******** ********** **** they **** ********* ** parallel (*** **** *, 7, **, **) **** as * ********. **** measured **** **** ************ (see **** *, *, 8, *, **, **, 14, **). ** ******** resistance *** **** ******* of **** ***** * Pro'skit ******* ******* *****-*****.

***, **** ********* *** pure ****** ** ***** pure ****** *******, ***** was ** ********** ********** (even **** ** ***** 305m) ******** ******* *** difference ** ********** *** less **** *** *****-*****'* own *********.

** **** ********* ********* CU ******* *********** ** CCA **'* ****** ********. But **** ********* ********* grades ** ** ** pure ** ******, * suspect ***'** **** **** cable ******* *** **** accurate **** *********.

**** *****:

- ** ****** **** and ******* # ** twists **** ******* ** by ** ** **** comparison **** ********. **** measured ********** *** **** and ******* ** *.

- ***** *** *** same ****** ***

** ****** **** ** each **** (******** ***** unwinding *** ********** ***)...

*** ******* *** *********, correct?

** *** **** ** untwisted *** ********* *** wire. ** *** *** want ******** ** **** our ********** ******** ** the ***** ***** **** different.

*** **** *** *********** testing ** ****** **** same ***** ** ** estimate ****** *********** ** the *****. ** **** absolute ******* **** ****.

** ******* ****** ** twists (**** *, *, 10, **) ********* ****** unwinding ** * ********* test. *** **** ****** that ****** **** *** copper ************ **** *** less ***** ****** ** order ** ******* ****** costs. *** ************'* ********* is **** *** *** customers **** *** **** cables **** **** ***** ratios *** **** ****** composition.

*** ************'* ********* ** that *** *** ********* will *** **** ****** with **** ***** ******...

****** *** **** ******** variance ***** ***** ********* delay ****.

**** ******* ******** *** the **** ****** *** meet **** ***** ********** about *****:

******** *** ******* * DC ********** ******* ******* thru * **** ** dependent **** ********* ****** thru * *********,how **** **** ** **** *** *** ******** ** ** **** **** ** ****?  

*** **** ** ******* much *** ** *** don’t **** ** *** 5v ** **** ** gauge ****** ****, *** ohm ****.

how **** **** ** **** *** *** ******** ** ** **** **** ** ****?

* *** **** ******** is ********* ***** ** know **** ;)

****** ** ***** *****. *** ****?

***** *** ** ***** with **** ** *** other *********** ******* ******* brands? * ****** ** major ****** ** **** at:

*. *********.

*. ** (*** **** of *******)

*. *******

*. *&* (* ***** brand **** ** ***** popular ** *** ****** East).

* ***'* ****** *** I ***** ** ***** but * ****** *** sources **** ** ***** cable **** *** ** the ***** ***** ************'*. Their *** ******* ***** is *** ***** ********** system. * **** ** say ** *** ********* but * ***** ** wrong. **** ********* ** to ** ** *** phone * ***** ****.

** ** ********** **** Commscope ** *** **********, there ** ** *** it's ****** *** ** a *** ** **** that ******.

****** *** **** ********* different ** **** **** it **** *** ** the ***/**** ****** **** Commscopes *** ******* ***** would.

*** *** ****. **** packs ** *** **** them (***** ***** ******* spools) **** ******** ***** and ****-*** **** **** greased ******. ***** ************ spool-less ***** *** * disaster. 

*** *** ****, **** make *** ******** ** their ******. *’* ** the **** **** ******** Essex ***** **** ******, neat ** *** ** article ***** ***** ** here. 

** *** ***** ** the ***** *** ************* clad *****?

***** **** *** ******* might ** *** **** of ********* ** “******-****” between *****, ********?

** ***'** * ************ not ********* *** */* standards, **** *** ****** mention "******-****" ** **** datasheet.

** *** ***** ** either * *** * cable ** * ******* "Cat * *****".

**** ****** **** ***** you **** ****** *********** between *** *****-*****. ** the **** *** ***** and ****** ***** *** twisted ****** ****.  ** the ***** ****** *** blue **** ** ** twisted ******** ******.

**** ****** **** ***** you **** ****** *********** between *** *****-*****. 

*** ***** ****** **, this ** ***********, ** as ** ****** ********* by ******** ********* ******** wave ********.

*** ***** ** *** right ***************** ** **********, *** it *****’* **** **** comparatively ****.  ** *’* speculating **** *** ** part ** *** ******* with **** *****.

*** ****** ****** **** of *** ******* *****, AFAIK, ** **** ** to *** ************.

*** ***** ** *** (dis-)incentive, **** ****** = more ******.

* ******* ** *** cat * ******** ***** talk ** ******* ** not ****** *** ****** aligning (*.*. * ***** shift) ** ******* ** making ***** ****** ****.

***** ****** * ********* twist ***** **** ****** cross ****, ** **** also ****** ********* *** consequently ********* **** ***** rate ** **** ** a ******* **** (******** all ***** *** ***** used).

***** **** ** **** up ** *** * standards ** ****** *****.

*********** *******

*** ** ***** *** that *** ******

*********’* ****** *** **

*** ***** *** *** cat *

*** ****** **** ****** used **** ** ***** low *** ******* ** both ** ***** **** end ******* 

**** ** ***** ****** end *** **

**** ** ***** ***** end *** * 

****

* **** **** ** cable

*********** ****** ** ************ mix

 

**** **** *** ********, which ****** ***** *** have *********** ** ******?

****** **** ****.  *** how ***** ****** **** typical **** ***** ************* to *** ***, **** Berk-tek, ******** *****, ***.  And **** ***** * nifty ******** ********** *** cable **** * **** to *** *** *******.

* ** *** * cables *** ****** *** very ****** ********* ** the ********** ** **** industry ******* **** *** very *********.  ***** * vendors ****** ****** ** make * **** **** cable ** *** ******* of ******* *** ********.  There *** ******** ****** you *** *** **** that **** ** *** majority ** ***** ********* and ***** ****** *** many ***** *** **** poor ******* *** *** not ***** ** **** at ***.  *** *******, many ** *** ***** cost ****** ***** ** be *** (***** *****) but *** ****** ** standard **.  **** **** it *** *** ** is * ***.  ** the ******** * ***** and **** *** ****** that *** **** ******. Out *** ****** **** are ****** *** ** some **** ********* ******* they *** ****** ** CMR *** **** * flame ** ******* ** them **** **** ******** like * ****** ***** stick.  **** **** **** industry **** *** **** those *****.  **** *** best ***** ** * combination ** ***** *** quality ** ********* **** brands ******.

******* ** *** *** Liberty, *********, *** *** cable ***** ** ******* these.

* **** ******* **** things ***** ***, **** you **** **** ******?

*'* *** **** ***** the **** *** *** offers **** ****** *******. Also, * **** *** of ***** ********* ** China *** **** *** great!

*********** ******! ** *** WCW *** ********** *** cat6. ** **** * cabling ******** ** ** just *** ****'* ** the *****. ********* ******* but **** ********* ******* Systimax *** ********. *'* going ** **** **** WCW ***. ** **** just *** * *** of ***** *********** ***** to **** ** * try ** ****. ** have **** **** ***** the ****** *-****, ***** is *******. ****://***.******.***/**/**********/*-****/

***'* **** **** ** on *****'* ***********?

* **** ** ****** why *** ***** ***** five ********** ************* **** there *** *****, ****** known ****** ********* **** as ******, ***, *** Vertical *****.

** **** ** ***** a ********** ****** *** there *** ***** *************, as ********* ** *** last * **** ********** “better *****” *** “**** typical” *************, **** ** (in ***** ** *******)

****-***, ******** *****, ****, *******, Commscope, ***, ***, *******, ********, Paige, ******, ******, ***, ******** Cable.

****: ****** **, *******, *&* 

***** **** *** ***** was ********* **** **** once,*********.

***** ******** **** ** the ***** ********* ******** refer ** *** **** product.

**** ********* **!

***** ****** ** *** most ****** ***** ***** used*** ******* ***** ******** response *** **** **% for *********, ******** ** Belden *** ***** **** Wire ***** ** *** we ******** ***** ****** for *** ****.  *** largest ******** *** **% for ***** ******. ** added ********* ***** **** are *** ******* ****** manufacturer, *** **** ********** to *** *** ***** cable ******. ***** **** makes *****, ***** ** ordered, *** ** *** not ****** ** **** for *** ****. ** tested ********* *** ** cover *** **** ********* that **** ********* ******* they *** *** ******** available, ** **** ** to ********* *** ******** using ****** **** ******** cable. ** **** *** not ******** ** **** every ***** *** **** subset ** ***** ******.

****, ****** ** *** Superior-Essex ****** ****.  **** of *** ****** *’** never **** ***** ** and * ** ************** design :-)

** **** * ****, on *** ********* ***** the *** * ******** graph.

**** ********* ******** ****** them ** ****

**** ********* ******** ***** of **** ** ****

 

 

*** ** ******'* *******, we ****** *** **** added ********* ** *** report, ** ***** *** average ** ***** *****:

network cable rankings

*** ******* ****** *** been ******* ** ******* Commscope in **** *******.

*** *** ******* ** to **** ****** ** Commscope ***** *** ****? assuming ******** *** *** systimax?  

****, *** *** ******* it *** ********.  ** reached *** ** ********* technical ******* *** ***** them *** ***** ********** to ****** ****** *** that ** **** **** recommended.

* ***** ** ******** just *********** *** *********** of *** *******, *** this **** ** *** pond ** ***** **** for ** ********** (** irrelevant) *** *** ***** differentiator ***** **** ******** CCA, ** ****** ** use **** (****/***) ** best ********.

**'* **** ** ********* the ** & **** across ** ** *** BS,******** * **** **** carried *** ** *** in *** ********** **** *** ** safer **** *** *** LSOH? 

 

***, ****** *** *** feedback. ********: **** ***** of ******* ** *** most ******** *** **** in *** **?

****, *****'* * *** that ** *** ** see, *** ** **** to ********(*********** ******* *******) **** I **** * *** of ***** **** ********* uses ** ****.

******** **** ****** ** is ****** **** ******** on ******* *** * target *** ***** *** us ***** ** ******:

• ******** ****: *****
• ******** ****: *****
• ******** ****: *****
• ******** ****: ******

(****** ******* ***** *** all ***** ****)

 

**** ******** ****** *** cat * ** *** 85 ***? **** *******

**** ****** ****

*** *** ******* ** just ***** **** *** actual ******** ******* **

• ******** ****: £**.**
• ******** ****: £**.**
• ******** ****: £**.**
• ******** ****: £**.**

 

***'** ******* * ***** deal.

**** ***** ** **** buy ****** ** *** same, ** ******?

****** ** ******* ** I **** ** **** outside ** *** ** now!

*** ****** **** ****** Cable? *** ** ** vendors *** ******** ***** cables ***.

* ** *** ********.  Do *** **** * link ** *** ******* or ************* ****?

**** ** * **** to *** ******* **** but * ****** **** the ************* *******.

****** **** ***** ***** White

**** ** * **** to *** ******* **** but * ****** **** the ************* *******.

****** **** ***** ***** White

**** ******.  *** **** you've ******** *** *** capable ** ***** * cable ****** (******* **** of *** *** *********** ;-) ***** *** ****** test ****/**-***?  ******* **** Wiegand ***** ***/** ****** RS-485 *-*********.  *** *** show *** ******** *** you'd ******* *** ***** is ** *** **-***?  Perhaps **** ** ****** resistors ** *** *** or *** *****?  ****** are ****** ** *** 120 *** ********** *********.  Perhaps *** ***** **** with ****...

*'** ***** **** ** for * ****** ****.  In **** *****, ******** (Wiegand) ****** **** **** not **** *** ***** spec *** ****, ********** in ******* ** ****** and *********.

*** ***-**-**** ******** ** interesting ***, ******* ** essentially ** *** **** for *******.  *** *'** only **** **** **** for **** *** '**** runs' ** ***' ** longer, *** ****/**** **** are *** ****.

**** ****, **'** ** a **** ** *** what ****** *** ***** and ********* **** ** OSDP *********** **. *******!

**** ** **** ** the *******.  **-*** ** made ** ** ***** - ** ****** *** over "****** **** *** spit".  * ** **** that *** ******* ****, since ** ***** **** ever ** *** **** max, "****** **" **.  When *** ** **** test, ***** *** **** for **** ******.  **** is ** ****** * trick ******** ***** **** of **** **** ** provide **** *****...

*** ***-**-**** ******** ** interesting ***, ******* ** essentially ** *** **** for *******.

***** *********** *******, “*********** resistor” *** “***-**-****” ********” should *** ** **** interchangeably, ***** **** ***** different ********, *** ****** to ****** *********** ** transmission *****, *** ****** used ** ********* ********. also, *** ****** ** used ** ***** ** another, ******* *** ******* resistance ****** *** *** in *** **** *****.

 

***** *****, ***********.

****** *** ****** ** the *** *** ********** boogieman.

**** ***** ***-** ** the ***** ** *** last **** **** *** ends ******* :)

**'** *** **** **** with *** ******** ***** brand. ***** ** *********** to *** *** ** stacks ** ******* *** competition. 

** ******* *** - here ** *** **, Excel ***** ** *** cable ** ******. *** also **** ** *** their *********** ** *** the ** **** ********.

******

**** *** *** **** test. ******. ***** **** to *** *** **** Outdoor/Wet/Burial ***** ***** ** well.

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