Cat5e patch couplers with cat 6 cables

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May 7th, 2010

Hi all

Can anyone clarify if I am ok to use Cat 6 cable with some cat5e patch panel couplers ? would the couplers be able to handle 10 gig if I wanted this ?

cheers

Carl

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Ganesh Hariharan Fri, 05/07/2010 - 04:06

Hi all

Can anyone clarify if I am ok to use Cat 6 cable with some cat5e patch panel couplers ? would the couplers be able to handle 10 gig if I wanted this ?

cheers

Carl

Carl,

You can use the connector, but it could decrease the transmission performance,I doubt however that the decrease would be noticeable in most situations.
At normal speeds and distances it won’t be a problem. Connection will work.

Cat5e was designed with Gigabit in mind. However, speeds are rated at like 350M instead of the 550M-1000M with Cat6. In any case, it should work fine.

Hope to Help !!

Ganesh.H

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carl_townshend Fri, 05/07/2010 - 05:25

Hi there

Will the couplers decrease the performance ?

also you say vendors dont use twisted pair for 10gig, do you mean they are using fibre?

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Carl

Paolo Bevilacqua Fri, 05/07/2010 - 04:33

There is no problem whatsoever in doing that.

Note that cisco and most other vendors do not use twisted pair copper for 10 gig.

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