1000ft Plenum Blue Cat6 Solid Ethernet Cable
This particular cable is a plenum rated blue UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) bulk cable. The individual conductors are 23 AWG (American wire gauge) solid pure copper. Our Cat6 Ethernet cable exceeds the EIA/TIA-568-C standard.
In a typical residential environment, an in-wall rated cable will suffice. However, commercial installations of cabling will have more requirements. In commercial buildings, there will be an area between floors or above office areas for heating/cooling airflow called the Plenum. If an office were to catch fire, this plenum area could easily allow the spread of the fire to more floors or across the entire building. Cables that do not have a jacket rated for in wall or plenum use could actually cause the fire to become more intense. Plenum rated cables are jacketed with a fire-retardant plastic jacket of either a low-smoke polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or a fluorinated ethylene polymer (FEP) for less toxicity during a fire. If a fire gets into a plenum rated area that contains plenum rated cables and the fire spreads, the cables will not be to blame.
JH (Akron, OH)
Will order this product again, easy feed boxes and pliable, not stiff.
SE (Memphis, TN)
The cable spindle was terrible, it was made out of plastic and was not very easy to turn. The cable quality was great though.
PC (Fort Worth, TX)
We purchased a single box of CAT6 cable on 4/6/10 (order: 597938, part: 11X8-061TH) prior to our past order to ensure it was what we were expecting, and it was. On this order the boxes we received was not the same as the prior order. It was not easy-pull cable but spooled instead and the cable quality itself was not the same as the first box we ordered.