Cat6a S/FTP Stranded Network Cable, Blue, Spool, 1000ft
CableWholesale's blue bulk 1000 foot stranded Cat6a S/FTP (Shielded Foil Twisted Pair) Ethernet cable comes in an easy to use spool. Our product, 13X6-561MH, is ideal for the person looking to make a variety of patch cables over a larger job, or for one looking to be prepared to handle unexpected situations within their network infrastructure. Cat6a cable is used for high-speed local networking, data transfer, phone, and other communication applications. Category 6a was designed and ratified specifically for 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications. They perform at high-speed data transfer rates, and work with ATM and 10-gigabit rated products (10GBASE-T or IEEE 802.3an-2006). This is a blue shielded cable with 26AWG (American Wire Gauge) stranded copper conductors which offer more flexibility and a tighter bend radius making it ideal for patch cables. Pure copper conductors provide the best signal possible and are required by the EIA/TIA-568-C standards, which our Cat6a Ethernet cable exceeds.
What does S/FTP mean?
This particular cable carries the designation S/FTP. The S in S/FTP indicates that there is a braided shield just inside the outer jacket. The succeeding letters indicate that each twisted pair (TP) has its own aluminum mylar foil (F) wrapping. Altogether this cable has 2 levels of shielding. The cable as a whole has a braided shield AND each conductor pair has a foil shield.
WM (Prineville, OR)
Good cable but hard to terminate. For some reason the striped pwire in each pair is NOT striped (solid white) this makes it impossible to strip all the pairs of their shield at the same time. I had to actually use a marker to mark the white (should have been striped) member of each pair. WTF?