CAT 5e Cables

Mohawk’s Category 5e cables come in a variety of jacket colors and in both shielded and unshielded versions. Our 5e LAN product also comes in an Outside Plant version. All cables meet ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e requirements and have a minimum 15 year warranty when installed by a Mohawk Accredited Contractor.

CAT 5E Cable (MegaLAN®)

MegaLAN is an enhanced Category 5e grade unsheilded twisted pair cable. ELT verified to ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e and Mohawk's internal 5eLAN specification.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • 14 dB Minimum ACR to 200 MHz5 dB Minimum

  • .25 ns/meter Maximum Skew - Tightly controlled propagation delay

  • Enhanced Performance Parameters - All electrical characteristics proven to exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e requirements: Near End Crosstalk, Characteristic Impedance, Insertion Loss, and Delay Skew. Also exceeds ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e requirements: Power Sum NEXT, and Far End Crosstalk- ELFEXT and PS-ELFEXT

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  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5E MegaLAN

CAT 5E F/UTP Cable (MegaLAN®)

MegaLAN F/UTP is tested to 400 MHz and is ETL verified to Category 5e. This cable comes in a screened twisted pair design, consisting of an overall tape/drain shield. MegaLAN is engineered for future applications where cabling is to be installed in a high external noise location. This could be in the path of radar or next to a telecomm or a broadcast transmission point. Or is security an issue? When quality cable is properly installed, grounded, and tested, shielded cable provides measurably lower RF emissions.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • 20 dB Minimum ACR @ 100 MHz – Proven support for Gigabit Ethernet / 1000BASE-T / IEEE 802.3ab, ATM up to 155 Mbps, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 100BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, ANSI.X3.263 FDDI TP-PMD, Ethernet / 10BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, 4 & 16 Mbps Token Ring / IEEE 802.5, T1/E1, xDSL, ISDN, 550 MHz Broadband Video and standards under development such as ATM at 622 Mbps and 1.2 Gbps

  • 5 dB Minimum – Improvement in Near End Crosstalk vs. standard Category 5e NEXT

  • .30 ns/meter Maximum Skew – Tightly controlled propagation delay

  • 100% insulation (plenum)

  • Enhanced Performance Parameters – All electrical characteristics proven to exceed TIA/EIA 568-B Category 5e requirements: Near End Crosstalk, Characteristic Impedance, Insertion loss and Delay Skew. Also exceeds TIA/EIA 568-B.2 Category 5e requirements: Power Sum NEXT, Return Loss, and Far End Crosstalk – ELFEXT and PS-ELFEXT

  • Use All Shielded Components for a Shielded or Screened System – Mohawk strongly recommends the use of shielded or screened connecting hardware, and all shielded or screened cords: patch, work area and equipment cords should be used throughout the structured cabling system

  • View this product's LEED credits

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

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CAT 5E F/UTP MegaLAN

CAT 5e Cable (5e LAN®)

5e LAN is an enhanced Category 5e grade unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. ETL verified to ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e and Mohawk's internal 5e LAN specification. This cable is suitable for use in horizontal cabling systems and exceeds Category 5e electrical characteristics.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • 14 dB Minimum ACR @ 100 MHz

  • 4 dB Minimum - Improvement in Near End Crosstalk vs. ANSI/TIA-568-B Category 5

  • .45 ns/meter Maximum Skew - Tightly controlled propagation delay

  • Engineered for Future Applications - Tested for all parameters specified for 4-pair UTP in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, including PS-NEXT, Return Loss, ELFEXT and PS-ELFEXT

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  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e Cable 5e LAN

CAT 5e F/UTP Cable (5e LAN®)

5e LAN is a foil-backed shield over the cable core with a drain wire under the foil shield. ETL verified to Category 5e and Mohawk's internal 5e LAN F/UTP specification.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • 14 dB Minimum ACR @ 100 MHz – Proven support for Gigabit Ethernet / 1000BASE-T / IEEE 802.3ab, ATM up to 155 Mbps, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 100BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, ANSI.X3.263 FDDI TP-PMD, Ethernet / 10BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, 4 & 16 Mbps Token Ring / IEEE 802.5, T1/E1, xDSL, ISDN, 550 MHz Broadband Video and standards under development such as ATM at 622 Mbps

  • 4 dB Minimum – Improvement in Near End Crosstalk vs. ANSI/TIA-568-B Category 5

  • ETL verified to Category 5e

  • 100% insulation (plenum)

  • Engineered for Future Applications – Tested for all parameters specified for 4 pair F/UTP in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, including PS-NEXT, Return Loss, ELFEXT and PS-ELFEXT

  • View this product's LEED credits

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e F/UTP 5e LAN

CAT 5E Patch Cable (MegaLink)

Mohawk’s patch cables are made with stranded tinned copper. Our CAT 5e patch cables come in unshielded or shielded versions, are available in a variety of colors and meet the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 requirements.

Benefits and Features

  • MegaLink Patch is ETL Verified to Category 5e

  • 8 dB Minimum -- Improvement in Near End Crosstalk vs. standard Category 5, 5 dB better than Category 5e NEXT

  • Enhanced Performance Parameters -- All electrical characteristics proven to exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5 requirements: Near End Crosstalk, Characteristic Impedance, RL, Attenuation and Delay Skew. Also exceeds Category 5e requirements: Power Sum NEXT,and Far End Crosstalk - ELFEXT and PS-ELFEXT

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

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CAT 5e High Pair Count Backbone Cable (5e LAN®)

Category 5e cable for use in backbone cabling systems as described in ANSI/TIA-568-C. The cable consists of #24 AWG solid bare copper insulated conductors, assembled into tightly twisted pairs, with a ripcord, under an overall jacket. This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Benefits and Features

Plenum
  • For use in air handling ducts and spaces in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • UL or ETL (USA) & cUL or cETL (Canada) listed for this application by passing NFPA 262 (UL 910 or FT-6 Steiner Tunnel) test

Non-plenum
  • For use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the NEC

  • UL or ETL (USA) & cUL or cETL (Canada) listed for this application by passing the UL 1666 Riser Cable Flammability Test

  • Also passes the CSA FT4 Vertical Flame Test - cables in cable trough from clause 4.11.4 of CSA C22.2 No. 0.3

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CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor Cable (VersaLAN®)

Mohawk is the first in the industry to offer this patent-pending technology. VersaLAN is made with a fully water blocked and waterproof construction containing the same soft, semi-dry flooding material used in Mohawk’s standard outside plant cables. The primary benefit of this cable is that it can be used indoors in wet locations such as below grade duct or flood-prone areas. It is also suitable for outdoor use in duct and for aerial lashing.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Delivers 1 GbE to bandwith requirements for evolving applications, such as enterprise data centers

  • CM-LS rated

  • Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for use in demanding and harsh marine applications

  • Meets the Category 5e specifications of ANSI/TIA-568-C.2

  • Rated for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • UL (USA) and c(UL) (Canada) listed for this application by passing UL 1581 vertical flame test

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor VersaLAN

CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor, 25-pair Cable (VersaLAN®)

Mohawk is the first in the industry to offer this patent-pending technology. VersaLAN is made with a fully water blocked and waterproof construction containing the same soft, semi-dry flooding material used in Mohawk’s standard outside plant cables. The primary benefit of this cable is that it can be used indoors in wet locations such as below grade duct or flood-prone areas. It is also suitable for outdoor use in duct and for aerial lashing.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for use in demanding and harsh marine applications

  • Delivers ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Cat 5e backbone performance, meeting Power Sum NEXT, ANSI/ICEA S-99-689-1997

  • NEC rated for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Listed as C(UL)US type CM-LS

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e Indoor/Outdoor, 25-pair VersaLAN

CAT 5E Outside Plant Cable (LAN-Trak)

Because even a small amount of moisture or water in the cable will degrade the electrical performance of a Category cable, Mohawk's LAN-Trak OSP cables are designed for exposure to the elements. Jacketed with a black UV-resistant polyethylene, they employ a craft-friendly semi-dry flooding material that cleans easily from the cable core. Traditional petroleum-based gels such as "icky-pick" result in hard-to-clean and time-consuming cable prep time. This thixotropic gel has a dry, soft texture that is dermally safe and cleans easily with citrus-based cleaners. The result is faster cable prep time, quicker clean-ups and happier technicians.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Available in both F/UTP and UTP

  • Both versions are made for use in horizontal cabling systems as described in ANSI/TIA-568-C, and exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e and ISO/IEC 11801 Category 5 electrical characteristics

  • They are suitable for outdoor use in duct and for aerial lashing; the F/UTP cable is also suitable for direct burial

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5E OSP LAN-Trak

CAT 5e Outside Plant Cable (LAN-Trak)

Mohawk’s outside plant Category 5e cables extend current networks to outdoor satellite structures. This cable is also well suited for runs under concrete slabs, runs in moist locations, and for aerial lashing. It delivers ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e electrical performance in an outside plant cable, which protects against electrical performance failures when it becomes wet.

Mohawk's LAN-Trak Outside Plant Category 5e Cable was awarded Cabling Business Magazine's Award of Excellence in January 2008!

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Tested to 200 MHz

  • Meets ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e and ISO/IEC 11801 Category 5 electrical characteristics

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e OSP LAN-Trak

CAT 5e Outside Plant, 25-pair Cable (LAN-Trak)

Mohawk’s outside plant Category 5e cables extend current networks to outdoor satellite structures. This cable is also well suited for runs under concrete slabs, runs in moist locations, and for aerial lashing. It delivers ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e electrical performance in an outside plant cable, which protects against electrical performance failures when it becomes wet.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Tested to 100 MHz

  • Meets ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 5e Backbone Cable, meeting Power Sum NEXT, ANSI/ICEA S-99-689-1997

  • Suitable for direct burial

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5e OSP, 25-pair LAN-Trak

CAT 5e CMR/CMX (VersaLAN®)

VersaLAN Category 5e CMR/CMX Indoor/Outdoor is designed for residential LAN applications and is available in UTP and F/UTP designs. VersaLAN's innovative design with dual listings enables the cable to perform indoors between floors (UL CMR - riser rated for use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use) and outdoors where it may be exposed for short distances (UL CMX - outdoor limited use suitable for dwellings and raceways).

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Delivers 1 GbE to bandwith requirements for evolving applications, such as enterprise data centers

  • UL CMR/CMX and cUL CMG listed

  • Meets the Category 5e specifications of ANSI/TIA-568-C.2

  • Rated for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • UL (USA) and c(UL) (Canada) listed for this application by passing UL 1666 vertical tray & UL 1581 vertical wire flame test

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 5E CMR/CMX VersaLAN

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