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The Features and Benefits of using Excel Cat5e Patch Cables

The Features and Benefits of using Excel Cat5e Patch Cables

As you would expect from one of the UK’s leading cabling systems, Excel provide a great choice of Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a industry standard patch cables.Patchsave have been working closely with Excel over the past 15 years.  We’ve supplied and installed plenty of Cat5e patch cables, in fact in to the tens of thousands.
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When is a Patch Cable not a Patch Cable?

When is a Patch Cable not a Patch Cable?

No, it's not the start of an "un-funny cracker joke", but a question that crosses our path on a daily basis!Every day we are asked for Patch Cables, Patch Cords, Patch Leads, Ethernet Cables, RJ45 Fly Leads and a whole manner of other weird and wonderful names.
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Add an extra layer of physical network security by using Cat6 locking patch cables

Add an extra layer of physical network security by using Cat6 locking patch cables

Here at Patchsave Solutions we’re always looking to source both new and innovative products. For many a year we have heard the frustration from IT and Network Managers, around either the deliberate or accidental disconnections of their user ports.
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Low Cost RJ45 Testing of Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a Network Cables

Low Cost RJ45 Testing of Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a Network Cables

If you’re looking for a network tester and tracer at a cost-effective price point, then the new Patch App & Go PAGT001 should certainly not be overlooked.  This next generation device supersedes the PatchMate that has proved extremely popular over recent years, now allowing for single user tracing from RJ45 patch panels to user outlets for 4 pair LAN terminations.  Better still, the PatchApp & Go can be used across all shielded (STP) and unshielded (UTP) Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a networks to confirm, within just a few seconds, the correct wiring and location of your terminated network cables.
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Why only use Black IEC power cables for your data racks?

Why only use Black IEC power cables for your data racks?

An IT infrastructure is extremely important to your organisation.  Often this is a high-density and challenging environment to manage and can be anything from a small communications room to a large data centre.  The installed equipment’s power supply connections are critical to its successful and uninterrupted operation.  Despite this, most IEC C13-14 and C14-15 power cables sold throughout the UK, are supplied in a standard black colour!
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Benefits of the Cable Comb

Benefits of the Cable Comb

The ARC Data Cable Comb is a ‘must have’ tool for anybody installing Cat5e and Cat6 cables.  It has a hinged design with a quick release, meaning that the Cable Comb can be used to quickly dress the cable bundles in to IT and Communication racks.
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The importance of 50 micron RJ45 plugs

The importance of 50 micron RJ45 plugs

The RJ45 plug used for ethernet cable termination is of paramount importance.  Its 50 Micron (µ) connector has long been the standard across the UK.  However, cheaper inferior products using as low as 3µ gold flashing are now starting to be promoted and this is a big concern when you consider the longevity of your installed cabling system.
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What are C15 Power Cables?

What are C15 Power Cables?

The C15 power connector is not too dissimilar to a C13 connector, but has a small notch at the bottom, under the earth pin.  Historically, the C15 3 pin power connector was used only for high voltage devices, hence often referred to as HOT conditioning.  However, it’s now becoming the IEC connection of choice for many of the switch and server manufacturers, including Cisco, HP and DELL.
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12 Tips and Ideas when planning a Structured Cabling Installation

12 Tips and Ideas when planning a Structured Cabling Installation

Since 2004, we’ve helped thousands of businesses with their IT Cabling needs.Today, we’re going to share with you some great ideas to achieve a really successful structured cabling installation.So, let’s get started with the first of our top tips!
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The Emergence of Cat8 in the Data Centre

The Emergence of Cat8 in the Data Centre

Is Cat8 really going to be a serious player in the data centre space?How does it compare to the existing fibre technology and is Cat7 now going to be totally overlooked?As you would expect there is already a degree of manufacturer hype, after all, a new cabling standard entering the market place tends to be good news for everyone – manufacturers, distributors and end users alike.  However, are we really ready for Cat8 and where will it ultimately fit in the overall network topology?  What are the limitations of Cat8 and when can we expect to see this being readily available and deployed?  So many questions.  Hopefully this article will help to provide some simple facts and suggestions around its intended use.
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