[Q] Does Gold plating on RJ45 plugs really make a difference in
[A] Yes. Most people purchasing cables in a retail shop probably
do not even realize that there is a difference in performance
based on whether the RG45 plus has standard metal contacts,
or 50 Micron Gold Plating.
difference is speed is almost unimaginable. Cheap, mass-produced
cables often have no Gold Plating in the contacts. The efficiency
of these cables can be as poor as 20% of a similar cable constructed
of like materials, the eception being the cheap, bargain plug
with no Gold Plating.
is a much better conductor than many other common metals, and
as a result the performnce of a connection can be greatly improved
if it is used. The amount of signal loss is far less using Gold
than other cheaper materials.
you buy a Networking Cable, regardless of whether it is a CAT
5 Patch Cable, a CAT 5e Patch Cable, or a Crossover Cable be
sure to find out if the RJ45 plug being used in the contruction
of the cable have at least 50 Micron Gold Plating.
of our products are produced using the finest materials, including
RJ45 Plugs with minimum of 50 Microns of Gold Plating
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking aplications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality.
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