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cheap cat 5


F Murtz

Jan 1, 1970
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?