Category 6a (CAT6 Augmented) is defined at frequencies of upto 500Mhz, twice that of CAT6.
At these high speeds cross talk, in particular alien cross talk, presents a significant issue to reliable operation.
Hypertec Shielded CAT6a Patch Lead cables feature double shielding where individual twisted pairs are foil shielded, before a final braided wire shield is wrapped around the complete cable bundle, all these shields are connected to the metal frame which is an integral component of the Hypertec RJ connector.
The shielding is particularly critical in environments with increased levels of noise such as hospitals, telco operations infrastructure, radio and television broadcast applications, X-ray theater's and in the vicinity of mains power transmission lines, switchyards and substations.
Hypertec CAT6a has improved performance (speed and distance) and crosstalk prevention, along with a snag-less boot where ‘ears’ on the boot allow you to remove cables from heavily cabled areas, reducing the chance of broken retaining clips and reducing the possibility of leads becoming accidentally unplugged.
Hypertec CAT6a cables can be distinguished from the normal CAT6 cable by the red jack and clip. This allows you to recognise the CAT6a, as normal CAT6 cable jacks are clear.
CAT6a Patch Lead Features
• Individually tested to ensure CAT6a Component Level compliance
• Double shielded, inner pairs are also individual shielded
• Telstra network fully compliant
• Fully moulded strain relief boots
• Available in a range of sizes and colours
• Backward-compatible with CAT5, CAT5e and CAT6
• 26 AWG
• A-tick compliant
• ETL conformant to TIA/EIA 568-C
• ISO/IEC 11801 & EN 50288
• ROHS Compliant