Excel Category 5e Unscreened Patch Leads are manufactured, tested and independently verified to the ISO11801 and EN 50173 Category 5 and EIA/TIA standards for enhanced performance. Each cable consists of 8 colour coded stranded 24AWG conductors twisted together to form 4 pairs with varying lay lengths. The outer sheath is of LSOH construction. A choice of jacket colours enables departmental or application identification, where necessary. Cables are fitted with plastic strain relief boots, for applications that may require continuous patching or a degree of stress relief applied to each cable. The boot is of a slimline blade style suitable for high density patching applications, shaped to also provide protection to the latch of the connector.