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Quick question about patch cable

By jee_grover ·
Can you buy a long patch cable and then cut it in pieces to make your own length cables?

Or must you buy bulk that has no end connectors on it?


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Sure can.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Quick question about patc ...

Yes, you can buy a long patch cable and cut it into pieces. But what's the advantage over buying bulk cable? You've still got to put at least two connectors on. If you don't already have a tester, you'll have to add that expense to the cost of the cable, the connectors, and (most valuable) your time.

If you're going to be making a lot of them, why not just buy assembled cables? CDW has them pre-made in lengths beginning as short as two feet up to over 50.

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by jee_grover In reply to Sure can.

Hi mate.

Thanks for the reply.

Normally I use premade ones, but I am presently studying for Network certification and wanted to practice making cables as I'm sure its a common practice in the workplace.



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by cowen80194 In reply to

Common practice is to order cables premade.

I build network infrastructures.

The only time I make a cable is for repairs or unusual terminations.

maybe re tip an end if the cable is in a hard to workaround area or needed for an emergency.

What it costs for me to build it in hours and materials is more then to just buy it tested and ready in a bag.

ITs good to know how to do it and the difference in RJ45 solid and stranded type cables and crimp ons.

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