Patch cord is the most practical and popular cable in the modern IT field. It is used to connect to a structured cabling system (SCS).
A patch cord is required to connect devices indoors. The RJ45 connector is used for use in a local network. The RJ45 patch cord is considered standard for both stand-alone and network connections.
Unlike ordinary twisted pair, the patch cord has stranded copper conductors, which gives it flexibility and resistance to various mechanical influences. Patch cord cast has a number of advantages. The cast patch cord provides a secure fixation of the cable in the RJ45 connector. Unlike a self-created patch cord, it does not sway over time, and the thick sheath of the cable that covers the connector protects the cores from fractures and bends.
Nowadays, the RJ45 patch cord is the most common and versatile type of cable. Standardized RJ45 connectors maximize the scope of the cable. Patch cord can be used to connect almost any equipment, office equipment, router, switchboard, computer system unit, etc. Due to its versatility, the RJ-45 patch cord is the best option for providing a short-distance LAN. According to the ANSI EIA TIA 568B.1 standard, the rj45 patch cord can be of any type, but the length should not exceed 5 m. Only with the exception of the TSB-75 (SCS industry standard) can a patch cord be longer than 5m.
Telecommunication patchcords have different categories. Similarly, their characteristics depend on structural and technical features. Most networks in our country use a patch cord of 5e category, which meets the characteristics and standards of structured cable networks (SCS). A more modern option is the Category 6 patch cord, which has stricter specifications for cross-noise and system noise. Such patch cords are backward compatible with the Cat standard. 5e and can most often be found in complex structured cabling systems where high bandwidth is required. Category 5 patch cord is used in networks with connection speeds up to 1GB / s, in turn, Category 6 cable is used in networks with connection speeds up to 10GB / s. There are also higher category patch cords, but they are used in industry or data centers.
In UPlan you can find 3 types of patch cords:
– UTP patch cord;
– FTP patch cord;
– Patch cord STP;
A patch cord is most often used in conjunction with a trunk cable. Depending on the characteristics of the network and network load, a UTP patch cord (unshielded), an FTP patch cord (shielded), and a STP patch cord (Shielded with a metal braid) can be used. The latest type of patch cords RJ45 is used in networks with high electromagnetic load.
Colored patch cords are always available for any type of connection, from office equipment to complex networks.