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Introduction to Copper Patch Cable

The copper patch cords have played a central role in the development of general purpose and structured cabling systems and are used today to connect virtually all network components regardless of specific applications or industries.

Copper patch cords are quickly becoming a familiar part of our daily lives as Ethernet systems provide an increasingly flexible and cost-effective way to carry voice, data and multimedia over integrated networks. We can see them in work areas in a variety of commercial and educational buildings.

The use of copper patch cords is common, but they have some important differences that can limit interchangeability. This white paper explores the differences in Ethernet cable and connector properties, related standards, major suppliers, and other information to guide your purchase.

Contents
  1. Different types(categories) of copper patch cord
  2. 8construction types of copper patch cord
  3. Reference Standards of copper patch cable
  4. Connectors of the copper patch cable
  5. Main Testing equipment
  6. Main manufacturers and brands

 

1,Different types (categories) of copper patch cord

The copper patch cable, patch cord or patch lead is an electrical used to connect (“patch in”) one electronic to another for signal routing. Devices of different types (e.g., a switch connected to a computer, or a switch to a router) are connected with patch cords.
These patch cables are described by their different categories, e.g. CAT 5e patch cables, CAT 6 patch cables, CAT 6a patch cables, CAT 7 patch cables, CAT 8 patch cables etc, which are often recognized by the TIA and they are summarised below:

Categories

Stand. matterial of conductor

Stand. matterial

of insulation

Max.

Supported speed

Bandwidth support signal rate

CAT 5e 

Patch Cable

Stranded

Copper

HDPE

FEP

1Gbps

100MHz

CAT 6

Patch Cable

Stranded 

Copper

HDPE

FEP

10Gbps

250MHz

CAT 6a

Patch Cable

Stranded

Copper

U/UTP: HDPE

FTP:Skin-Foam-Skin PE

FEP

10Gbps

500MHz

CAT 7 

Patch Cable

Stranded 

Copper

Skin-Foam-Skin PE

FEP

10Gbps

600MHz

CAT 7a

Patch Cable

Stranded 

Copper

Skin-Foam-Skin PE

FEP

10Gbps

1000MHz

CAT 8

Patch Cable

Stranded 

Copper

Skin-Foam-Skin PE

FEP

40Gbps

2000MHz

9月

2,8 construction types of copper patch cord

Industry abbreviations

ISO/IEC 11801 designation

Cable shielding

Pair shielding

UTP, TP

U/UTP

None

None

STP, ScTP, PiMF

U/FTP

None

Foil

FTP, STP, ScTP

F/UTP

Foil

None

STP, ScTP

S/UTP

Braiding

None

SFTP, S-FTP, STP

SF/UTP

Braiding and Foil

None

FFTP, STP

F/FTP

Foil

Foil

SSTP, SFTP, STP, STP PiMF

S/FTP

Braiding

Foil

SSTP, SFTP, STP

SF/FTP

Braiding and Foil

Foil

U – unshielded / F – foil shielding / S – screened shielding (outer layer only) / TP – twisted pair

8 construction types of copper patch cord8 construction types of copper patch cord2 8 construction types of copper patch cord3

Below are the online links to our related products for your convenience.

Copper patch cables: https://www.zion-communication.com/Copper-Patch-Cord-Cable.html

3,Reference Standards of copper patch cable

ANSI/TIA/EIA-568.2-D

ISO/IEC 11801

EN50173

EN50175

IEEE 802.3


4,Connectors of the copper patch cable

l A registered jack (RJ) is a standardized physical network interface for connecting telecommunications or data equipment. The most common twisted-pair connector is an 8-position, 8-contact (8P8C) modular plug and jack commonly referred to as an RJ45 connector.

More details please visit: https://www.zion-communication.com/Modular-Plugs-Products.html

  • The GG45/ARJ45connector operates in the frequency spectrum between 600 MHz to 5 GHz with shielded twisted pair and twinax cables. To reduce crosstalk, two of the four pairs have been moved so that each pair occupies one corner. A protrusion on the socket is designed to activate a switch on the jack for the alternative contact positions. Combined with an internal system of Faraday cages, the GG45 interface therefore has plenty of headroom, plus the ability to migrate to higher speed service by upgrading to Category 7A patch cords that activate the switch in the jack.

5,Main Testing equipment

Fluke: DSX2-8000,DSX2-5000,DTX-1800

Channel CHANEL testing: A single integrated cabling product is placed into the testing equipment for testing. Most of the channels involved are related to the testing of cables, which means testing the performance indicators such as throughput, attenuation, signal-to-noise ratio, crosstalk, etc. for the cable monomer.

The testing of links has more practical significance than the testing of channels

DSX2 8000DSX2 5000DTX 1800DSX2 8000DSX2 5000DTX 18002 

6, Main manufacturers and brands
  • ZION COMMUNICATION/HELLOSIGNAL
  • ZION COMMUNICATION
  • Zion Communication is one of the top manufacturers and exporters of twisted pair networking patch cable
  • Zion Communication has advanced production equipment and excellent engineers and skilled workers to guarantee the best twisted pair copper patch cableto our customers.
  • Zion communication’smanagement and international sales teams are committed to our customers’ utmost satisfaction.
  • UL/ETL/CPR/CE/DELTA/RoHS/REACH/ISO9001/ANATEL/SABS

ZION Communication has rich expiriences in producing OEM/ODM cases becaused of Profession R & D team.

• Customized Logo on Plug & Boot

• Printing on Cable

• Label/PE bag/Carton design

• Different Color & Different Lengths Available

• Different Molding/Strain Relief

  • SIEMON/LEGRAND/PANDUIT/BELDEN/CORNING/AMP/MOLEX/IBM/NEXANS…

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