Cat 6 Cable Question

Why does some Cat6 cable have the plastic dividers in and some do not?
And what is the diference between them?
sccomputersAsked:
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kolob4allCommented:
Cat6 usually have a center plastic divider that separates the four pairs.
This should decrease  interruption from one pair to another.
I've never seen Cat6 without dividers.
oswaldofarithCommented:
That plastic divider separates the pairs of wires and prevents cross talk. Also those cables are more rigid.
sccomputersAuthor Commented:
I have cat6 here with dividers but then another department bought a roll and it does not have dividers (It does say cat6 on the cable) and also they stated that its outer coating is more durable when pulling the cable.
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L3370Commented:
the cat6 will be more rigid when pulling the cable because of the shielding. Shielding helps prevent crosstalk, signal emanations.
sccomputersAuthor Commented:
Is cat6 all around tha same coating on the outside?
xtreminatorDIYerCommented:
advantage of plastic divider

- Prevents the pair of cable to be broken due to exceed tension while pulling.
- reduce electrical signal interference between pairs and other high tension line (in case when CAT6 passes near electrical line).

 for non plastic divider cables

- the out side covering material sometimes also knows as a armor jacket that prevents the cable to be broken while pulling more than its capacity
- protect from fire for some level.

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