Flexible cat 5e cable

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 Question by Damon Hughes posted 28 Nov 2000
 Flexible cat 5e cable
We have mobile carts with computers and projectors on them. We wheel them around and plug them in classrooms as needed. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of cat 5e cable would be more flexible to handle this kind of use. I've been told one kind is better then another.

 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 30 Nov 2000
Hi, Damon!

You are right, there are two flavours of UTP cable available: stranded and solid. Each conductor in a stranded cable consists of multiple small wires. Stranded cables are more flexible and patch and equipment cords are usually made from stranded cordage.

In your case, I would use cords made from stranded cordage. In any case, do not forget that
the minimum bend radius for cable shall not be exceeded. General rule is 4 times the cable diameter for 4-pair cable.

Best regards
Roman Kitaev, RCDD

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