[Q] How long will CAT 5 Cable Last?
[A] There are many differing opinions on this matter, but there
are some simple facts regarding the materials used in making
CAT 5 Cable that can certainly give us a good idea.
first thing you need to consider is the cable itself. A poor
quality cable is more likely to fail during normal operation
and handling than a top quality cable. Most if your imported
"bargain" cables are not much of a bargain at all,
because they will fail the fastest.
Plugs - It is a reasonably agreed fact that most RJ45 plugs
are good for around 1000 to 2000 insertions before becoming
unfit. This will depend of course on the quality of the RJ45
plug. Plugs made of cheaper plastics and low-grade metals in
the insertion forks and pins, along with "gold-colored"
pins versus gold-plated make a huge difference as well.
of the cables - Obviously, the more you move a cable around,
unplugging it, and then reinserting it will effect it's life
a great deal. The more any cable is handled the more chances
for it to fail.
all the facts we have discussed here, it has been field proven
that CAT 5 Cable constructed of top grade materials can be expected
to last 5 to 10 years easily. In fact, there are many cable
in service today that have been in use far longer than that.
for quality and you will get the most out of your cables, and
of course your network as a whole.
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