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Network Cables | Cat 6 (category 6) Patch Cables

Cat 6 Patch Cables
Cat 6 patch cables are designed for Network Interface Cards, Hubs, Switches, Routers, DSL/Cable Modems, Patch Panels and all other twisted-pair applications
Product Features:      
  Our high quality Cat 6 patch cables are made with certified Cat 6 cable, which consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs, 24 AWG. stranded cond. and a PVC jacket. The RJ45 plugs we use are made to the Cat 6 specs and have 50 microns of gold plating per contact.

Our UL/CSA certified patch cables meet all the TIA/EIA standards. Our enhanced Cat 6 patch cables are well constructed using Cat 6 bulk cable, which consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs, stranded conductors, and a PVC jacket. We terminate the snag less molded booted Cat 6 cables with short body RJ45 plugs, which are plated with 50 microns of gold plating per contact.

Connector: 50-micron gold plated RJ-45 Male to Male  
Jacket: PVC
Designed For: Network Interface Cards, Hubs, Switches, Routers, DSL/Cable Modems, Patch Panels and all other twisted-pair applications
Wired: 568A Standard
Meets or Exceeds Category 6 specifications
Certifications: TIA/EIA; UL, CSA Listed

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Cat 6 Patch Cables are available in the following colours:      


Blue Cat 6 Patch Cable
Grey Cat 6 Patch Cable
White Cat 6 Patch Cable
Red Cat 6 Patch Cable
Green Cat 6 Patch Cable
Yellow Cat 6 Patch Cable
Black Cat 6 Patch Cable
Orange Cat 6 Patch Cable
Purple Cat 6 Patch Cable
Cat 5e Patch Cables are available in the following lengths:     


1 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 15 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
2 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 20 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
3 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 25 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
4 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 30 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
5 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 35 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
6 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 50 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
7 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 75 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
10 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable 100 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
14 Foot Cat 6 Patch Cable
Information about Cat 6 or Category 6 Patch Cables:      

The official standard for Cat 6 cabling is 200MHz (twice the bandwidth of Cat 5) but most manufacturers test their Cat 6 patch cables up to 550MHz at 1 Gbps. Cat 6 cabling was created to facilitate the future bandwidth requirements needed for streaming multimedia applications.

Cat 6 follows very strict rules in both the manufacturing process and in channel requirements. Wiring must maintain a tight pair twist as close to the connector/jack as possible. Category 6 channel requirements specify that every component in a Cat 6 network must meet minimum standards to ensure optimal performance. One method of differentiating a Cat 6 patch cable from Cat 5e patch cable is by simply looking the connector ends.

Some Cat 6 cables are constructed with a plastic spline separating the pairs for better performance. Other manufacturers have found different ways to achieve Cat 6 requirements, such as using tighter pair twists. Either way, the construction of the cable does not matter as long as Cat 6 standards are met.

How to Make a Category 6 / Cat 6 Patch Cable

568 - B Wiring

Pair #
Pin #
1 - White / Blue
White / Blue
Blue / White
2 - White / Orange
White / Orange
Orange / White
3 - White / Green
White / Green
Green / White
4 - White / Brown
White / Brown
Brown / White


568 - A Wiring

Pair #
Pin #
1 - White / Blue
White / Blue
Blue / White
2 - White / Green
White / Green
Green / White
3 - White / Orange
White / Orange
Orange / White
4 - White / Brown
White / Brown
Brown / White

Notes for wiring diagrams above:

1. For patch cables, 568-B wiring is by far, the most common method.
2. There is no difference in connectivity between 568B and 568A cables. Either wiring should work fine on any system.
3. For a straight through cable, wire both ends identical.
4. For a crossover cable, wire one end 568A and the other end 568B.
5. Do not confuse pair numbers with pin numbers. A pair number is used for reference only (eg: 10BaseT Ethernet uses pairs 2 & 3). The pin numbers indicate actual physical locations on the plug and jack.

Patch Cable Assembly Instructions

1 If you are planning to use boots than slide them on to the cable as shown. If you prefer not to use boots than start from step 2.
2 Skin off approximately 1.5" of the cable's jacket.
3 Partially untwist the pairs leaving one twist remaining at the bottom being sure not to untwist into the cable's jacket. Straighten and organize the conductors to the diagram above. Note: Choose 568B (most common) or 568A wiring. For crossover see Below
4 (Optional) Cut the end of the conductors on an angle while holding them in proper order. This will make it easier to install the load bar on the next step.
5 Slide the conductors into the load bar in their proper order with the hollow portion of the load bar facing the jacket. The holes in the load bar alternate up and down. For that reason, you may find it easier to insert the conductors one at a time. This would be a good time to re-check
6 Push the load bar as far down as it will go. Then cut the conductors straight across approximately 0.14" from the front of the load bar. It is very important to get a very straight and even cut. The use of a pair of Electrician's Scissors is highly recommended.
7 Pull the load bar back up near to the cut end of the conductors. Then slide wires and load bar into the connector body holding it with the pins facing you. That is the way the wiring diagrams above are shown so be sure to look at the color order. A very slight amount of jiggling may be helpful to make the wires find their slots in the connector body.
8 Once all of the wires have entered their slots firmly push the connector body toward the cable. You will need to be sure that a) the wires have reached the end of the connector body, and b) that the cable's jacket is about half way into the connector and past the first crimp point (the jacket crimp).
9 Crimp the connector using a high quality crimp tool.
10 Install the connector on the other end of the cable. For a straight through (standard) cable use the same wiring. To make a crossover cable, wire one end using the 568A method and the other end using the 568B method.
11 Test the cable for continuity and proper wiring using a high quality cable tester

Notes Regarding Making Category 6 Patch Cable

1) The RJ-45 plugs are normally made for either solid conductors or stranded conductors. It is very important to be sure that the plug that you use matches the conductor type. It is extremely difficult to tell the difference between the two by looking at them. When you buy these plugs, be sure to categorize, and store them carefully. Using the wrong type can cause intermittent problems.

2) Ordinarily, it would be taboo to untwist the pairs of any category 6 cable. The one exception to this rule is when crimping on RJ-45 plugs. It would be impossible to insert the wires into the channels without first untwisting and straightening them. Be sure not to extend the un-twisting, past the skin point.

3) If the completed assembly does not pass continuity, you may have a problem in one, or both ends. First try giving each end another crimp. If that does not work, then carefully examine each end. Are the wires in the proper order? Do all of the wires fully extend to the end of the connector? Are all of the pins pushed down fully. If the pins are not fully pushed down than it is possible that your crimper may require adjustment or replacement. Cut off the suspected bad connector, and re-terminate it. If you still have a problem, then repeat the process, this time giving more scrutiny to the end that was not replaced.

4) It is good to be prepared to make your own patch cables. There may be many instances where you may fall short on supply, and making a cable will surely get you out of a jam. However, there comes a point where the practicality curve will lead you to factory made cables. Making several cables can be very labor intense. Factory made cables typically have better tolerances, and consequently have better quality than field made cables.

Controversies and Caveats: Category 5, 5E, and Cat 6 Patch Cables

568B vs. 568A
- For patch cables, 568-B wiring is by far, the most common wiring method. Virtually all pre-assembled patch cables are wired to the B standard. There is no difference in connectivity between 568B and 568A cables. Therefore, a 568B patch cable should work fine on a 568A cabling system, and visa-versa. To my knowledge, there has never been an issue with networks of up to 100 megabits. However, with the advent of Gigabit over copper cabling, it may very well become a factor at some point. We have conferred with several cable manufacturers, and many other technical resources, on this subject. The consensus is that mixing of the standards on patch cables should not cause a problem. Since Gigabit networks over copper cabling are in their infancy, and no one can say for sure, we would advise our customers to take the safe approach on all future patch cable orders. We now offer our custom cat 5E and category 6 cables in both 568A and 568B wiring schemes for this reason.

Re-use of old cables - We have seen this happen time and time again. Perfectly good patch cables that have been working fine for years, get removed from their installation, and re-installed on the same, or different network. The result can be a nightmare. What happens is that the cable, over time, adapts to the way that it is bent in it's original installation. When these cables are removed and re-installed, they can either completely loose their connection, or develop intermittent problems. This is due to stresses that may be opposite to what they were originally subject to. If the integrity of your network is more valuable than the price of new patch cables, then we strongly suggest that you use brand new cables for all closet cleanups, network moves, etc.

Stranded vs. Solid wire - Almost all patch cables that are made have stranded wire. Stranded wire is normally specified for use in patch cables due to it's superior flexibility. There has been some talk recently, in the technical sector of the structured wiring community, regarding the possible use of solid conductors for patch cables. The reason for the spotlight on solid wire is that it is supposedly more stable, under a variety of conditions. Please note that we now offer custom solid copper category 5E patch cables in Plenum insulation in lengths of up to 295 feet. These cables are suitable for use in air handling (Plenum) ceilings and environments.

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