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Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by F Murtz, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    Posted this elsewhere but looking for more answers

    Got some cheap supposed cat5e (it may be to spec) the conductors appear
    to be copper plated aluminium, it seems to be fairly thick plating ,the
    pairs are well twisted.
    would there be any inherent problems with this cable? I can not see
    major problems unless the connections cut through the copper. The
    current carrying capabilities may differ as the conductors are supposed
    to be the same diameter as the copper. I assume the resistance may
    differ but would that matter significantly?
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