[Novalug] 8 pair or 12 pair Cat5e cables
plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Mon Dec 20 01:48:24 EST 2010
On Sun, 2010-12-19 at 23:44 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
> Looking to start wiring the house up. For many of the rooms I want to install
> 2-3 ports. Instead of running 2 or 3 separate cat5e cables, thought I would
> see if I can find one cable that has 8 or 12 pairs of wire and separate out on
> the ends and terminate.
> I am looking at buying a 1000ft roll of this type of cable.
That would be a bad idea - unless it's actually isolated cat5e cables
just bundled together. The twisted pair and insolation in a standard
cat5e cable is there to avoid cross interference.
I'm not sure if I've seen just a bundle of cat5e/cat6 together, but in
the structured wiring world it's quite common to have cables composite
with both cat5/6 and coax, ie.
I *so* wish they had used that kind of cable in my house.
> Has anyone used anything like this, and/or do you know where I could procure
> this item. I have found one place that sells 25 pair cable by at $600+ for
> the roll that is out of my price range.
Again, I would not look for "16 wires in a cable". You need twisted pair
and insulation for a reason.
When they wired my house I have two rj45 at each location (and two
coax). They drew individual cables for all of them. As I said, I wish
they could have used the cables above but then again, I have not had a
single problem cabling wise with this setup in 4 years.
Wise words of the day:
* Please skip to the bottom of this file if you ate lunch recently
* -- Alan
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