Category 6A (Cat6A) Cables

Category 6A (Cat6A) Cables 

Amphenol Category-6A (CAT6A) FTP Shielded Patch Cables offer "future-proof" network performance; optimally designed for 10-Gigabits per second (10Gbps) speeds at distances up to 100m (330'). We’ve combined our very best 650MHz Fluke DSP bandwidth tested 26 AWG F/UTP (Foil-Screened Twisted Pair) shielded CAT6A cable with precision-terminated snagless RJ-45 connectors.

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Are you looking for cables for structured cabling networks? Then use our Category 6a or CAT6A cables. They are alternatively known as Category 6A patch leads. The category 6A cable is set for 500 MHz and can facilitate an extremely high speed data rate transmission of up to 10 Gbps. It possesses the capability of supporting the fastest Ethernet applications. As opposed to the Category 6 cable that functions for a distance of only up to 180 ft, the Category 6A cable is able to handle 10GBASE-T applications for a maximum length of 330 ft. 

Main Types of CAT6A Cables 

The two primary types of Category 6A Cables are shielded and unshielded, also called F/UTP (FTP) and U/UTP (UTP) respectively. CAT6A FTP cables, which we offer, are comprised of 4 unshielded twisted pairs along with an outer foil shield that is located beneath the outer cable jacket. 

The foil shield helps prevent the EMI/RFI from coupling or attaching to the twisted pairs from adjacent cables. Plus it also helps avoid leakage of the data signals from out of the cable. It’d be worthwhile to note that the use of Category 6A shielded/FTP requires a compatible shielded connector as well. 

On the other hand the Category 6A UTP cables consist of 4 unshielded twisted pairs; however they don’t contain the outer shield. Plus it is comprised of large conductors, extra internal airspace, internal separator, a thicker outer jacket, and closely held twists. These elements tend to increase the outer diameter of the cable. The CAT6A UTP cables’ construction is designed to help reduce cross talk and ANEXT. The unshielded CAT6A cable must be complemented with unshielded connectors. Be sure to consider all factors when determining the right type of Category 6A cable for your application. 

Why Choose Amphenol Cables on Demand?

As the industry leader, Amphenol is at the forefront of the innovation, design, manufacture, and supply of next-generation, high-speed technologies such as, high-performance cable connectors and assemblies. The major reputable data centers and providers of networking, HPC, telecom, server, and storage systems worldwide rely on us for their connectivity system and cable requirements. 

Select the Right Cable from Our Category 6A Cable Collection Above

It’s imperative to choose the right type of CAT6A patch cables for your installation. The ideal cabling solution for your application can positively impact the EMI, ANEXT, CAT6A cable price, and ease of installation. 

If you need help in figuring out the right cable for your application, our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals would love to assist you in fitting you with exactly what you need. Moreover they can also help design, develop, and test the cabling systems for your equipment, infrastructure, and network in a way that caters to your compliance restraints or strict design specifications.

Browse our Category 6A Cable Selection above to find one that meets your exact needs. Or if you have any questions or would like us to design and develop cabling systems based on your unique needs, contact us today!