Does anyonw know where I can get flat cat5 or 6 cable. Want to run
them under my carpet. Can see a couple of sites on google but they are
in the states. Would like about 30-50 feet cables but can't seem to
find uk seller?
If you get stuck you could always make your own using torn down flat'n'twist
This has the same nominal Zo (100R) as cat5 and is certainly within the cat5
spec. of 22dB loss over 100m.
which are actually these
They do say they are "CAT5e UTP" but they look suspiciously like a 8
core version of the 6 parallel core cable used by DECconnect, not much
room or evidence of twists from the photo. Over £1/m pretty expensive too.
> If you get stuck you could always make your own using torn down flat'n'twist
> This has the same nominal Zo (100R) as cat5 and is certainly within the cat5
> spec. of 22dB loss over 100m.
The "flat" sections would allow some interference or cross-talk and the
pairs should really all have different twist rates, not the same, but
for reasonably short lengths should get away with it, gigabit might
complain more than 10/100Mb (assuming the OP wants this for ethernet).
They also do longer lengths
Many thanks Alan,
I trust you'll be running this where people dont generally walk, eg
around the edges. Otherwise thin copper cores may fail after a while.
I have a load of 8-core "DECconnect"-like RJ45-terminated cables I'd
be happy to find a good home for at about £1/m less. However, it's
definitely not twisted. The venerable 1994 catalogue proudly says
"tested for data rates up to 20MHz", which may not be enough. Also,
it's not particularly thin and if your resident princesses have been
practising on peas, you'll need to cut out the underlay, in which case
you might as well use the round stuff.