Industrial Ethernet

Copper Ethernet cables come primarily in Category 5e for 10/100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) and Category 6 for 1,000 Mb (Gigabit). The most common construction is solid conductor, unshielded twisted pair. Other modifications are available for additional flexibility and EMI protection.

 

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

Use the chart below to find the right industrial Ethernet cable for your environment. Locate the cable type, desired color and whether you want a plenum or nonplenum cable. Then, 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 "Industrial Ethernet Cables Applicable Selection Criteria"
tab above.

     

   
Cable Type Color Plenum or
Nonplenum
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Solid
or
Stranded
Unshielded or Shielded

Cat 5e
10/100

Blue Nonplenum L1-5E-SOL-UTP-06 --- ---
Solid Unshielded
Plenum --- --- ---
Solid Unshielded
White Nonplenum L1-5E-SOL-UTP-01 --- ---
Solid Unshielded
Plenum L1-5E-SOL-UTP-P-01 --- ---
Solid Unshielded
Black Nonplenum --- L2-5E-SOL-UTP-02 L3-5E-SOL-UTP-02 Solid Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 5e
EMI
(Shielded)
Blue Nonplenum L1-5E-SOL-SHLD-06 --- --- Solid Unshielded
Plenum L1-5E-SOL-SHLD-P-06 --- --- Solid Unshielded
Black Nonplenum --- L2-5E-SOL-SHLD-02 L3-5E-SOL-SHLD-02 Solid Shielded
Flexibility (Stranded) Black Nonplenum --- L2-5E-STR-UTP-02 L3-5E-STR-UTP-02 Stranded Unshielded
EMI & Flexibility (Shielded & Stranded) Black Nonplenum --- L2-5E-STR-SHLD-02 L3-5E-STR-SHLD-02 Stranded Shielded
 
Cable Type Color Plenum or
Nonplenum
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Solid
or
Stranded
Unshielded or Shielded

Cat 6
Gigabit

Blue Nonplenum L1-6-SOL-UTP-06 ---
--- Solid Unshielded
Plenum L1-6-SOL-UTP-P-06 --- ---
Solid Unshielded
Black Nonplenum --- L2-6-SOL-UTP-02 L3-6-SOL-UTP-02 Solid Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 6
EMI
(Shielded)
Blue Nonplenum L1-6-SOL-SHLD-06 --- --- Solid Shielded
Plenum L1-6-SOL-SHLD-P-06 --- ---
Solid Shielded
Black Nonplenum --- L2-6-SOL-SHLD-02 L3-6-SOL-SHLD-02 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 -20ºC to 60º C
Operating temperature 0º C to 60º C -10ºC 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 N/A N/A