The CLD500 is a CAT5E UTP cable (CAT50B) terminated with gold plated male RJ45 connectors at both ends. The CAT50B cable contains four pairs of copper wire. CAT50 supports Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) and supports frequencies of 100 MHz. Although the CAT50B cable has four pairs of copper wire, Fast Ethernet communications only utilize two pairs. This cable also supports frequencies of 100 MHz and it is backward compatible with CAT5.
The 100Ω cables are ideal for the transmission of digital signals. This impedance is mostly used in our wide range of UTP cables.
CAT5E can handle a gigabit Ethernet network (1000Mbps at 100Mhz) and is designed to reduce crosstalk better that CAT5.
The connectors that are fitted with gold plated contacts have the advantage of preventing oxidation and maintain performance after years of use. Another great property of gold is that it is an excellent electrical conductor. For comparison, if pure copper has a relative conductivity of 100 then gold is only 31% lower than copper, while nickel is 76% lower than copper.