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Give 2 differences between UTP and STP cables.

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Asked by roshan kharote, 10 Sep '12 12:15 pm
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STP cables are bigger than UTP cables, and are more expensive. Finally, they are more fragile than UTP cables, as the shield must be kept intact in order for them to work properly. The best use for STP cables are in industrial settings with high amounts of electromagnetic interference, such as a factory with large electronic equipment, where they can be properly installed and maintained
Answered by LIPSIKA, 10 Sep '12 12:29 pm

 
  
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There are two types of twisted pair cable.

Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)

Shielded Twisted Pair (STP):

The only difference between STP and UTP is that STP has a foil or wire braid wrapped around the individual wires of the pairs. The shielding is designed to minimize EMI radiation and susceptibility to crosstalk. The STP cable uses a woven-copper braided jacket, which is a higher-quality, more protective jacket than UTP.

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP): ...more
Answered by anil garg, 10 Sep '12 12:26 pm

 
  
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Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable

Twisted pair cabling comes in two varieties: shielded and unshielded. Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) is the most popular and is generally the best option for school networks.
The quality of UTP may vary from telephone-grade wire to extremely high-speed cable. The cable has four pairs of wires inside the jacket. Each pair is twisted with a different number of twists per inch to help eliminate interference from adjacent pairs and other electrical devices. The EIA/TIA (Electronic Industry Association/Telecommunication Industry Association) has established standards of UTP and rated five categories of wire.
Categories of Unshielded Twisted PairTypeUse
Category 1Voice Only (Telephone Wire)
Category 2Data to 4 Mbps (LocalTalk)
Category 3Data to 10 Mbps (Ethernet)
Category 4Data to 20 Mbps (16 Mbps Token Ring)
Category 5Data to 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) ...more
Answered by Psycho, 10 Sep '12 12:21 pm

 
  
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