Category 3 cables are used for data transmission rate of 16MB/S and Category 5E cables up to 150 MB/S.
General Specification : EIA/TIA 568-A
Conductor : Solid annealed plain copper wire as per ASTM B 3.
Insulation : Each Conductor shall be insulated with High Density Polyethylene compound conforming to ASTM D 1248 Type III. Insulation Shall be identified as Table-1 & Table-2.
Assembly : Color coded cores twisted into pairs with short lay length to meet the transmission properties. All pairs are cabled together.
Moisture Barrier : Aluminum Tape, coated on both sides with co-polymer as per ASTM B 736, is applied longitudinally with a suitable overlap to prevent the ingress of water to the cable.
Sheath : Grey colored PVC Compound Type Type-9 conforming to BS6746. A nylon ripcord is provided under the sheath for easy stripping for 10 pair & above cables.