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octillion:
I'm setting up PoE cameras with 100 Mbit ethernet, and want to use cable that is as light and flexible as possible.  In some cases I'm just setting them on a window sill or piece of furniture, and don't want the cable to weigh down or torque the camera.

Two-pair stranded cable will minimize unnecessary bulk and stiffness.  Insulation class is unimportant, so easy flex is desirable.  Higher than 24 AWG may be acceptable  I'm looking for bulk cable (~100 feet), but so far found only a single supplier.  The cost for 2-pair is significantly higher than the equivalent 4-pair.  Since I don't need anywhere near 1000 feet, I'm hoping there is a more economical source:

https://www.l-com.com/ethernet-category-5e-utp-24-awg-2-pair-stranded-conductor-beige-gray-1kft

Solid conductor has been much easier to find, but is significantly stiffer than stranded; I have several examples of pre-made cables with stranded 2-pair Cat 5(e) that came bundled with various equipment over the past decades.

edavid:
Have you considered using superflat 4 pair cable?

Here's an overpriced example (you could do better than this by buying premade patchcords):

https://www.amazon.com/CAT5e-Super-Stranded-Ethernet-Unshielded/dp/B008OYAC2K

Whales:
Daft side question: have you tested to make sure your PoE works over 2-pair?  There are quite a few PoE variants, some do power over data pairs, some do power over non-data pairs and some use all pairs for power + data.

octillion:

--- Quote from: edavid on September 12, 2021, 11:27:50 pm ---Have you considered using superflat 4 pair cable?

Here's an overpriced example (you could do better than this by buying premade patchcords):

https://www.amazon.com/CAT5e-Super-Stranded-Ethernet-Unshielded/dp/B008OYAC2K

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Good suggestion, this is likely the next best thing.  I'll consider this if stranded 2-pair remains elusive.


--- Quote from: Whales on September 12, 2021, 11:32:01 pm ---Daft side question: have you tested to make sure your PoE works over 2-pair?  There are quite a few PoE variants, some do power over data pairs, some do power over non-data pairs and some use all pairs for power + data.

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They are 802.3af type 1, so use 2 pairs for both data and power.

Kjelt:
Just looked at tme.eu, it has twenty types from Lapp and Belden.

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