Rated 5 out of 5Â by CorkCH No loss of signal
I have recently installed a security cameras system and have one of them on this 100m cable,
I initially tried using a 50m cable and found I was about 15m short. Using a coupling and the cable supplied didn't work (probably due to signal loss over the line/coupling).
Replacing the cable with a single length has improved the signal and enabled it to function correctly,
18 Feb 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by piglet Another dodgy Philex product
I bought a 100-metre coil of this cable and I make up a fair number of CAT5e - RJ45 cable assemblies.
I noticed straightaway that the 8-cores were tricky to get in the plug compared to other CAT5e batches. Testing confirmed that one core was open circuit. When measured with a micrometer, the brown-white core was significantly thicker than the other cores (1.20-mm diameter compared to between 0.90 and 0.96). The brown-white was too thick for the core guides and hadn't got as far as the contacts.
This is poor quality cable and if you have a reputation to keep, don't use it. You might be lucky and get away with it or have an application where this core doesn't matter.
14 Apr 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NeverMyRealName Fairly typical solid core cat5
Seems fairly typical so far. Solid core, so be careful how often you bend it. It's just a coil of cable, so it takes a bit of extra handling to keep it usable and not get all tangled up. Used ~30M of it so far in a single run and it's sustaining the network traffic with no link errors.
24 Jan 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Doyzer I guess u get near what u pay.
Not being on a real is not an issue, just needs to be handled with care and rebound after use. Product works fine, although only tested on a 12m distance. Key issue for me is the solid cable seems very brittle, bits broke off just untwisting the pairs, and both the core and outer sheathing seem thinner and poor compared to previous cheap cables used. It is very fiddly to get the cables into the Rj45 plugs they do not untwist easily and will not straighten out , my RJ45 connectors would not work with this cable, but they were fine on other solid core cables...I have used this for socket to socket connection, and use a patch cable for the RJ45 connection, this suits me, buy if this is all you need. I would not recommend for patch cables or RJ45 connection. In short, pay more and get better a better quality cable.
21 Aug 2014