FTP Cat6 cable with UTP Cat6 Outlet

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 Question by Albert Stanulis posted 02 Dec 2005
 FTP Cat6 cable with UTP Cat6 Outlet
Hello, first of all, I would like to say that this web-page is just great, and it really helps people to find out the correct answer about network cabling. But lets get back to my question:
My friend installed FTP Cat6 Cable, but used UTP Cat6 outlets, moreover he used UTP Cat6 patchpanels. Test shows that results are very close to Cat6 UTP, but not all of them passes. I think that probably FTP cable is our main problem, but why? what do you think?
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 05 Dec 2005
Dear Albert,

Category 6 have tighter installation requirements although similar to category 5e. The shielding of the FTP cable must be grounded (usually via a shielded patch panel) and without the proper bonding of the ground you may end up disturbing the capacitance and other ratings of the cable.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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