On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:56:23AM +0100, Adam Egan wrote:
My friend has a box of shielded cat5e I could use to flood-wire my
house. I've never worked with shielded cable, and m question is, is
there anything wrong with using shielded all the way around my
As far as I'm aware the only disadvantages for internal cabling are
that it costs a lot more and it's less flexible. If you already have
it then I don't think there's a problem.
I remember hearing once that it could increase the voltage in the
cable or something? Wish I'd paid more attention now!
I think that if used in long outside runs then the shielding could
increase problems with differential in ground potential e.g. when
there's a nearby lightning strike, but even if true this doesn't
seem to be an issue for your use.
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