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Cat5 (Category 5) is a twisted pair cable that is used for carrying signals. What applications is it used for? Cat5 cable plays many roles. It's used on computer networks such as ethernet. This cable provides performance up to 100 MHz. This makes it suitable for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and 2.5GBASE-T. Also, it's used to carry telephony and video signals.

What connectors are used with CAT5 cable? This style of cable is connected using modular connectors and even punch-down blocks. How do the unshielded cables handle noise rejection. To handle noise rejection, unshielded CAT5 cable relys on balanced line twisted pair design and differential signaling. Selecting the right CAT5 cable for your project can be confusing. Contact a Pacer Group expert today with any questions you have.