Cat5e Shielded Solid Plenum Cable - Red - Per FT

Part no. 85-500-235 RD

24 AWG | 350 MHz | RoHS Compliant | CMP Rated | For Plenum Air Spaces

Quantity Discount Pricing
1-49 50-499 500-749 750-999 1000+
$1.46 $0.98 $0.48 $0.42 $0.36
Quantity Discount Pricing
1 - 49 50 - 499 500 - 749 750 - 999 1000+
$1.46 $0.98 $0.48 $0.42 $0.36

Solid Shielded Plenum Cat5e is designed to meet the strictest of electrical codes; our plenum cable meets or exceeds many common cable standards. The slow burn, low smoke jacket is comprised from CMP rated PVC. Internally an overall foil shield protects the cable from electromagnetic or radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI). Four color-striped pairs make it easy to install and reduces alien crosstalk. Plenum cable is commonly used for structured cabling projects such as vertical, horizontal, or backbone systems. This cable is sold by the foot, order just what you need. Solid Cat5e is commonly terminated to a connector, jack, or patch panel.


  • Jacket Fire Retardant Polyvinyl Chloride (FR-PVC)
  • Overall Foil Shield
  • 24 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors
  • Tested up to 350 MHz
  • Meets Cat5e Standards
  • RoHS Complaint
  • ETL Listed
  • CMP Rated
  • Max Continuous Length: 1000 FT

"Plenum" refers to the highest fire-resistance standard of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Many local building codes specify that plenum-rated cables must be used in plenum air-return spaces, such as drop ceilings. These cables have special fire-retardant jackets, but  there is no performance difference between plenum and non-plenum cables. Because plenum cables meet the highest standard, they can be used in any application, but due to  price differences it makes sense only to use plenum cables when necessary.

Please note: All products that are bought per foot are non-returnable.

Any amount of cable you order above the maximum continuous length of 1000 FT will be sent in separate pieces.

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    10/24/2015    #19243

    PROS: The product works really well; Faster than I expected
    CONS: None specified
    I've purchased cables several times from Show-Me Cables. The people there have been really helpful to listen to what I wanted and found the products I needed. Their only problem is that they are probably not Royals fans.

Q: What is the maximum length for a Cat5e cable?

A: The maximum length for a Cat5e cable run is 100 meters (328 feet). If longer runs are required, the use of active hardware such as a repeater or switch is necessary.

Q: What is the difference between solid and stranded cable?

A: Solid Cat5e is a 4-pair cable. Within each of the 8 individual wires there is a solid piece of wire covered by a PVC jacket. Because of the solid core of these cables they will be more rigid than stranded cable, but can carry a stronger signal than stranded wire. Solid cable also has the ability to be punched down in to jacks, patch panels, and 66 blocks.

Stranded Cat5e is a 4-pair cable as well. Within each of the 8 individual wires there are multiple tiny stands of smaller gauge wire that are held together by a PVC jacket. Because this cable is made with smaller strands of cable it is more flexible than solid core wire. Stranded Cat5e is typically use for short patch cables. Stranded wire cannot be punched down.

Q: What is shielded Cat5e cable?

A: Shielded Cat5e cable is used for increased protection from interference and crosstalk. It is typically used in electrical noisy environments. Common sources of interference are radio towers, high-powered electrical conduit, fluorescent lighting, or any other device emitting electro-magnetic or radio frequency signals.

Q: What’s the difference between the UL and ETL listed Marks?

A: Both marks demonstrate that the product that bears it has met the minimum requirements of widely accepted product safety standards as determined through the independent testing of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). The only real difference between the Marks is in the service, and services, of the testing laboratory behind them.

Both the ETL and UL Listed Marks are recognized by local inspectors and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) throughout North America and also in some areas of South America.

Q: What is a flooded cable?

A: Flooded Cat5e cable uses a water blocking gel to protect the cable from water infiltration, even if the cable has a minor cut in the outer jacket. Flooded cable is typically used for direct burial outdoor applications.

Q: Will our Cat5e cable support Power over Ethernet (POE)?

A: Yes, all of our Cat5e will support Power over Ethernet.

Q: What does plenum rated mean?

A: Plenum (CMP) is a rating that is given to cables that have passed a stringent burn test and are able to be run through plenum air spaces. Plenum air spaces include drop ceilings and non-ducted HVAC air returns.

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