Cat3 cable for data runs

Chezstar

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Hi all,

Just had a good friend win an auction lot for a massive stack of cabling, various stuff from AV wiring through to Cat3, Cat6 etc, a lot of which he will use in his house build.

He has offered the roll of cat3 to me, and whilst I know its no good for power runs (Its only 24AWG), it should be perfectly fine for data runs from controllers out to modules shouldn't it?

Only thing I'm not sure on is how well it will stand up to UV and the occasional splash of bore water, but if it only lasts a season and its free I probably wouldn't have a problem using it! :)
 

bretheron

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Cat3 is good for 10 Mbps so as long as you are not doing long runs and trying to daisy chain a heap of controllers on it, it should be fine.
The insulation should not be an issue.
 
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