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    Yeah, the brush strips are pretty handy to make everything look tidy.

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    If your infrastructure is cat6 then you need to use cat6 cables otherwise no point.

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    ...and the other thing about cable brush entry panels is that the hardened connections can go into the frame whereas the soft (or temporary) ones can be patched outside until they harden. Makes the changes obvious. Read the network from the paperwork plus the soft changes then once its settled update the paperwork and harden the patches tidying the whole thing up again. I'll try and post some piccies of my cabs.

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    Patch save are pretty good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I would absolutely agree with this. I learned the hard way.
    0.5M patch cables suck if you want things to be tidy and manageable. Longer cables and some cable management system is the way forward.
    +1

    I should know by now after 9 years doing this but still this year I ordered a load of 0.5m, which are fine for the first few patch panels but are just no long enough for the lower ones

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    What length cables do you normally order then?

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    Will it cause any issues using cat 6 patch cables in the comms cab when if we dont need to?
    Just going to tidy it up we use cat5e at the moment just though using the new cable for if we upgrade?

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    Not really but a waste of money using CAT6 when everything else is likely to be CAT5.

    Plus CAT6 cables are not as flexible as CAT5 so can make working in a cabinet hard depending on your setup.

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