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Extending CAT5E cables

Extending CAT5E cables

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I need to extend approximately 80 CAT5E cables from a closet to a server room. The distance is about 25 feet. Can I use punch down blocks & still have the installation considered conforming to CAT5E standards?

RE: Extending CAT5E cables

Yes, depending on some limitations. If the existing 80 cables do not exceed the cable run maximum of 295', then you can extend them using a 110 Cross-connect arrangement or a BIX Cross-connect arrangement. BIX has always been CAT5E compliant. Using the 110 system, make sure your 110 4-pair connectors are CAT5e rated, since several manufacturers make CAT6 also. You don't want mixed 'categories' in the transmission path. With the appropriate wiring practices, a cable extension of this type should provide maximum compliance with the TIA/EIA standard and minimal transmission impairment.

....JIM....
 

RE: Extending CAT5E cables

Hey glsfbg,
The existing cables are solid, yes?

RE: Extending CAT5E cables

(OP)
The existing cables are CAT5E home runs. The longest run is about 75 feet.

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