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Thread: Cat5/cat twist ratio

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    Default Cat5/cat twist ratio

    Can any one tell me how necessary it is to keep the original twist ratio of the pairs when terminating Cat5e/Cat6. Iím asking because I have great problems stopping say my Greenís twist from just falling apart when it comes to cable tying modules. Things would be alot easyer if I could put a heaver twist in it.
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    Default Re: Cat5/cat twist ratio

    You can safely add a tighter twist.

    The twists vary between pairs in the cable to prevent crosstalk, which would happen if two pairs had exactly the same twist pitch.

    When terminating the cable, a tighter twist will cause far less disturbance than having some loose or untwisted cable.

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