Cat 5E Bulk Cable

Our 1,000 foot boxes and reels of Cat 5e Bulk cable are available in every essential option. We offer Cat 5e Bulk cable in PVC and Plenum jacket types, in CMR/CMP/CM rated, in shielded STP and unshielded UTP, with solid or stranded conductors. We also offer direct bury Cat 5e bulk cable.

The line of ABA Bulk Cable provides sufficient headroom for most robust network applications, including gigabit Ethernet applications. ABA Elite Bulk Cable products are among the best quality cables that money can buy and satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed. ABA Elite puts more emphasis on state of the art R&D than any other company.

Don't forget your connectivity equipment! We offer Cat 5e modular plus in shielded and unshielded with boots, as well as keystone jacks, patch panels, and all the tools you need to get the job done right.

 
Cat 5E UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)
Solid Conductor


Cat 5E 350 UTP, PVC, Riser rated (CMR), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 UTP, PVC, Riser rated (CMR), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TUR2404N09
  • Cat 5E 350 UTP PVC
  • Riser rated (CMR)
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet
  • Available in 8 Colors!

MSRP


$163.39
$118.40

Cat 5E 350 UTP, Plenum rated (CMP), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 UTP, Plenum rated (CMP), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TUP2404P03
  • Cat 5E 350 UTP PVC
  • Plenum rated (CMP)
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet
  • Available in 6 Colors!

MSRP


$332.91
$231.24

 
Cat 5E UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)
Stranded Conductor
Cat 5E 350 UTP, PVC, (CM), Stranded Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 UTP, PVC, (CM), Stranded Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TPM2404N35
  • Cat 5E 350 UTP PVC (CM)
  • Stranded Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet
  • Available in 10 Colors!

MSRP


$189.94
$137.64

 
Cat 5E FTP Shielded (Foil Twisted Pair)
Solid Conductor
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC,  Riser rated (CMR), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC, Riser rated (CMR), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TSR2404N09
  • Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP) PVC
  • Riser rated (CMR)
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$224.66
$162.80

Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), Plenum rated (CMP), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), Plenum rated (CMP), Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TSP2404N09
  • Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP)
  • Plenum rated (CMP)
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$510.60
$370.00

 
Cat 5E FTP Shielded (Foil Twisted Pair)
Stranded Conductor
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC (CM) Stranded Cond. Cable (24 AWG) - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC (CM) Stranded Cond. Cable (24 AWG) - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TAM2404E01
  • Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP)
  • 24 AWG
  • PVC (CM)
  • Stranded Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$216.49
$156.88

Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC (CM) Stranded Cond. Cable (26 AWG) - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), PVC (CM) Stranded Cond. Cable (26 AWG) - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TAM2604E01
  • Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP)
  • 26 AWG
  • PVC (CM)
  • Stranded Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$224.66
$162.80

 
Cat 5E UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)
Direct Burial
Cat 5E 350, UTP, Direct Bury, CMX, Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350, UTP, Direct Bury, CMX, Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TUM2404DBC
  • Cat 5E 350 UTP Direct Bury
  • CMX Outdoor
  • Sunlight Resistant
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$251.22
$182.04

 
Cat 5E FTP Shielded (Foil Twisted Pair)
Direct Burial
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), Direct Bury, CMX, Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
Cat 5E 350 Shielded (STP), Direct Bury, CMX, Solid Cond. Cable - 1000 Ft by ABA Elite
EL-TSX2404P03
  • Cat 5E 350 Shielded STP Direct Bury
  • CMX Outdoor
  • Sunlight Resistant
  • Solid Conductor Cable
  • 1,000 feet

MSRP


$410.52
$297.48




Ethernet Cable Basics:

Category 5 Cable
Category 5e cable is an enhanced version of Category 5 that adheres to more stringent standards. It is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gigabit per second).

Category 6 Cable - 
Category 6 cable was designed to perform at frequencies of up to 250 MHz and offers higher performance for better transmission of data at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (see comparison chart below). Some properly installed Category 6 cable will also support 10 Gigabit speeds, but likely with limitations on length (look for our upcoming Category 6A / 10 Gig tutorial).

Augmented Category 6 (6A)
Category 6A cable is the latest twisted-pair cable type defined in February 2008 under the newest version of the TIA 568-B standard (568-B.2-10). Category 6A operates at frequencies of up to 500 MHz and can support transmission speeds at 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - 
Used primarily for data transmission in local area networks (LANs), UTP network cable is a 4-pair, 100-ohm cable that consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs surrounded by an outer jacket. Each pair is wound together for the purposes of canceling out noise that can interfere with the signal. UTP cabling systems are the most commonly deployed cable type in the U.S.



Solid vs. Stranded Cable : 

Solid-conductor cable is designed for backbone and horizontal cable runs. Use it for runs between two wiring closets or from the wiring closet to a wallplate. Solid cable shouldn’t be bent, flexed, or twisted repeatedly. Its attenuation is lower than that of stranded-conductor cable.

Stranded cable is for use in shorter runs between network interface cards (NICs) and wallplates or between concentrators and patch panels, hubs, and other rackmounted equipment. Stranded-conductor cable is much more flexible than solid-core cable. However, attenuation is higher in stranded-conductor cable, so the total length of stranded cable in your system should be kept to a minimum to reduce signal degradation.