[Q] Are all network patch cables the same?
[A] There are companies trying to sell you cheap, poorly constructed
cables that would like you to believe all cat 5 network cables are the same, but there are some huge differences that are not
cables start with cheaper raw materials. This is usually surplus
material that was too inferior to pass quality standards for
its original application, or material that by quality tolerances
just is not any good. The process of making a cable is not complicated,
but it does require attention to detail, and a high degree of
quality control. Most cheap surplus cable making operations
have little or no quality control, with typically a small percentage
of cables being spot checked. This is no way to make a performance
the price of copper continues to rise, expect to see more and
more suppliers buying cheap, low performance cable that they
will try to pass off as quality. Don't be fooled. When you start
asking specific questions about performance they will quickly
change the subject.
demand for competitive pricing has driven many cable makers
to use whatever they can get away with, but in the end you get
what you pay for. At CAT 5 Cable Company, we will always maintain
our quality pledge to you.
is no substitute for superior raw materials and and hand-crafted
quality. When you directly compare "bargain" cables
with the very best, you will see the difference.
Be sure and take the time to find out where and how the cables you are buying are constructed. Strangely enough, you will find that even the extremely over-priced cabled available in most retail outlets are not only priced 2 to 3 times higher than you should be paying, but they are made overseas as well.
If are planning a major cable replacement project, or the installation of an entire network, don't hesitate to call up these other companies and ask them for a sample of their product. If they make a cable worth having, they should not have a problem sending you one so you can see for yourself.
Beware of overseas imitations. get the best. it's your network.
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking applications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality.
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