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What to look for in Cat7 ethernet cables

Dan 6 months ago updated by Shaun A Kranish (Principal) 5 months ago 1

Can you please help me understand what to look for in Cat7 ethernet cables? I've attached a screenshot with some specs, but any insight you can provide would be great. How do these specs compare to your low-emf ethernet cables?

-100% bare copper conductors with foil shielding?

-8 wires/4 twisted pairs?

-50 micron gold plated?

-Flat vs rounded?

-30 AWG?

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DO NOT get flat cables - they are not all grounded correctly or as well and will likely fail to provide proper EMF/EMR protection.

All Cat7 is 4 pair and foil shielded.  I think they are all gold plated as well.

The 30 AWG wire you are looking at is inferior to the wire we carry.  Our cables are 27 AWG - which means the conductor wires are significantly larger.  The smaller the number of the wire gauge, the larger the wire.  The larger size of the wire in our cables means that resistance is significantly lower for a better signal quality.

I would really just recommend to stick with our Cat7 and know you're getting quality cables that will not only be shielded right and properly groundable, but will also provide the best signal.

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DO NOT get flat cables - they are not all grounded correctly or as well and will likely fail to provide proper EMF/EMR protection.

All Cat7 is 4 pair and foil shielded.  I think they are all gold plated as well.

The 30 AWG wire you are looking at is inferior to the wire we carry.  Our cables are 27 AWG - which means the conductor wires are significantly larger.  The smaller the number of the wire gauge, the larger the wire.  The larger size of the wire in our cables means that resistance is significantly lower for a better signal quality.

I would really just recommend to stick with our Cat7 and know you're getting quality cables that will not only be shielded right and properly groundable, but will also provide the best signal.