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Old 28-10-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Elecom flat Cat6 cables - Worth to buy?

Iím looking to buy flat Cat6 cables because using regular round ones at the patch panel in the DB compartment the round ones are too stiff to bend to close the metal box properly, and I donít feel good about force bending them to try to close the metal box.

Anyone using this brand Elecom? Worth buying? Or overpriced?
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Old 28-10-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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I got generic nobrand cables off aliexpress/ebay, no issue. Up to you if brand is worth paying for.
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Old 28-10-2019, 03:59 PM   #3
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I using u green from lazada. Not bad at all. Recommended
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It's cat 7 BTW. Not cat 6
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Old 28-10-2019, 04:01 PM   #5
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Same here. Bought 20m flat cable unbranded. Works great till now.
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Old 28-10-2019, 06:42 PM   #6
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Actually, I was searching for flat cables and there were links to old discussions here about how the quality of no-brand cables is dubious and all, especially for flat cables ... thatís why looking at branded options.

No one here using these Elecom cables?
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Old 28-10-2019, 07:05 PM   #7
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Patch panel need customized length, there a big LAN cable shop SLT which do customized lengths but I'm not sure if they got flat type but they use Belden brand cable. They will help you crimp the heads and any questions you can ask the them.

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Patch panel need customized length, there a big LAN cable shop SLT which do customized lengths but I'm not sure if they got flat type but they use Belden brand cable. They will help you crimp the heads and any questions you can ask the them.
LHS I know. I am currently using their custom-length Belden, which are very stiff, and the reason why I am looking to switch to flat cables.
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LHS I know. I am currently using their custom-length Belden, which are very stiff, and the reason why I am looking to switch to flat cables.
have you call them to see if they supply flat type?
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Old 28-10-2019, 09:16 PM   #10
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I use elecom thin round cable, blue color with gold plating. Quality so far so good and can squeeze under door. No time travel to LHS.
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I using u green from lazada. Not bad at all. Recommended
Normal round ones or flat?
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My experience with flat is that they break more easily. Just get generic ones from AliExpress.
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Old 28-10-2019, 10:34 PM   #13
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Best is just go with round cables

My hse runs a mixture of flats and rounds. Til date all my round cables has not failed. But I had already replaced 3 out of my 8 flats already.

Anyway my I bought my flat cable from challanger.
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Old 29-10-2019, 09:43 AM   #14
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I plan to relocate my router for better range and reach. Is it worth getting cat 8 cables? Will it improve synology transfer speeds? Now only transferring data 30mbps wirelessly.
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i am using cat 8 cables. all my cables are flat cables. cant see any difference from round and flat cables.
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