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Copper Ethernet patch cords for Category 5e and 6 come in an assortment of lengths and connector styles. Flexibility is often a desirable trait for patch cords, given bends that are required for routing. Patch cords can be used between patch panels and Ethernet switches but also for termination between Ethernet switches and devices.

 

To find out more about Anixter's Levels, review the definition for each Level classification.

Use the chart below to find the right patch cord for your environment. Locate the cable type and length, then choose the appropriate level for your environment and click the part number to view the product details.

For more information on how the levels are determined click on the "Ethernet Copper Patch Cords Applicable Selection Criteria"
tab above.

 

 

   
Cable Type Length (Meter) Level 1
M to M
RJ45 Connectors
Level 2
M to M
Ruggedized RJ45
Level 3
M to M
M12 Connectors
Solid
or
Stranded
Unshielded or Shielded

Cat 5e
10/100

1 All L1 patch cords come stranded L2-1M-CAT5 All L3 patch cords come stranded Solid Unshielded
2 All L1 patch cords come stranded L2-2M-CAT5 All L3 patch cords come stranded Solid Unshielded
3 All L1 patch cords come stranded L2-3M-CAT5 All L3 patch cords come stranded Solid Unshielded
5 All L1 patch cords come stranded L2-5M-CAT5 All L3 patch cords come stranded Solid Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 5e
EMI (Shielded) 1 ---
L2-1M-CAT5-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
2 ---
L2-2M-CAT5-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
3 --- L2-3M-CAT5-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
5 --- L2-5M-CAT5-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
 
Flexibility (Stranded) 1 L1-1M-CAT5-STR L2-1M-CAT5-STR --- Stranded Unshielded
2 L1-2M-CAT5-STR L2-2M-CAT5-STR L3-2M-CAT5-STR Stranded Unshielded
3 L1-3M-CAT5-STR L2-3M-CAT5-STR --- Stranded Unshielded
5 L1-5M-CAT5-STR L2-5M-CAT5-STR L3-5M-CAT5-STR Stranded Unshielded
10 --- --- L3-10M-CAT5-STR Stranded Unshielded
 
EMI and Flexibility (Shielded and Stranded) 1 ---
L2-1M-CAT5-STR-SHLD --- Stranded Shielded
2 --- L2-2M-CAT5-STR-SHLD L3-2M-CAT5-STR-SHLD Stranded Shielded
3 --- L2-3M-CAT5-STR-SHLD --- Stranded Shielded
5 --- L2-5M-CAT5-STR-SHLD L3-5M-CAT5-STR-SHLD Stranded Shielded
10 --- --- L3-10M-CAT5-STR-SHLD Stranded Shielded
 
Cable Type Length (Meter) Level 1
M to M
RJ45 Connectors
Level 2
M to M
Ruggadized RJ45
Level 3
M to M
M12 Connectors
Solid
or
Stranded
Unshielded or Shielded

Cat 6
Gigabit

1 L1-1M-CAT6 L2-1M-CAT6 --- Solid Unshielded
2 L1-2M-CAT6 L2-2M-CAT6 --- Solid Unshielded
3 L1-3M-CAT6 L2-3M-CAT6 --- Solid Unshielded
5 L1-5M-CAT6 L2-5M-CAT6 --- Solid Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 6
EMI (Shielded) 1 L1-1M-CAT6-SHLD L2-1M-CAT6-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
2 L1-2M-CAT6-SHLD L2-2M-CAT6-SHLD L3-2M-CAT6-SHLD Solid Shielded
3 L1-3M-CAT6-SHLD L2-3M-CAT6-SHLD --- Solid Shielded
5 L1-5M-CAT6-SHLD L2-5M-CAT6-SHLD L3-5M-CAT6-SHLD Solid Shielded
10 --- --- L3-10M-CAT6-SHLD Solid Shielded
   

Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Mechanical Pull tension 20 lb. 40 lb. 40 lb.
Abrasion N/A 45 cycles tested
per UL 2556
75 cycles tested
per UL 2556
Shock N/A N/A N/A
Vibration N/A N/A N/A
 
Climate UV N/A UL444 Sect. 7.22.
tested per UL 2556
UL444 Sect. 7.22.
tested per UL 2556
Install temperature N/A -10º C to 60º C -20º C to 60º C
Operating temperature 0º C to 60º C -10º C to 60º C -40ºC to 70º C
Humidity N/A N/A N/A
Oil resistance N/A UL 1581 Table 50.182
7 days at 60º C
UL 1581 Table 50.182
7 days at 60º C
 
Ingress Ingress potection N/A IP20 IP67