The differences between cat6 and cat 7 network cables

The current normal copper cables for Ethernet cabling are Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and Cat7, but do you really know the differences between Cat6 and Cat7 network cables? Today, we are going to tell you the differences betweem them.


1. Differences in performance
Compared with the current mainstream Cat6 cables, Cat 7 cables have the most significant difference data transmitting speed up to 10 Gigabit, it 10 times faster than cat6 network cables’ Gigabit(1000BASE-T). What’s more, cat 7 cables support 600MHz bandwidth networks, but cat6 cables support 250 250MHZ bandwidth.

2. Difference in structures
Another difference between between Cat6 and Cat7 cables is their structure. Cat6 system can use UTP(Unshielded) or STP(Shielded), while Cat7 solely system based on the shielded cable. In the Cat7cables, each pair of lines has a shield, four pairs of wire together, there is a common large shield. non-RJ Cat7 cables double shielded, that can meet those with shield twisted-pair system dominated areas. Double shielded solutions are mainly used in severe electromagnetic interference environment, also can be used for security purposes that require very low electromagnetic radiation environment. Cat7 twisted cable can meet all of the requirements in the cabling, instead of coaxial cable, and without limitation of shared sheath, higher performance and lower cost.

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