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Datacomm Cables (Cables.com) provides a comprehensive catalog of Fiber Optic Cables (sometimes spelled "fibre optic") and related products. Among our complete line is a wide variety of ready-made Fiber Optic Patch, and we can also custom make them for any application and installation in professional and home environments

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Datacomm Cables (Cables.com) has all of the power cables and power cords that you need for your datacenter, office, home office, or other requirements including: C14 to C13 Connectors for PDUs in Racks, C19 to C20 Connectors for PDUs in Racks, 5-15P to C13 Connectors for computers, servers and basically all computer equipment plus many more configurations.

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When it comes to connectivity, we've got you covered. Check our selection of HDMI cables or VGA to HDMI conversion equipment for an outstanding home theater experience. If you need to set up your home office or a CCTV network, you can find all the accessories you need right here. Browse Cables.com to find the solutions you are looking for at just the right price.

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Our outdoor ethernet cables are shielded to protect from weather. Whether it is a Small or large outdoor cabling project, we have your cables.

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Perhaps because fiber optic cables contain threads of glass, myths about their durability and difficulty have been around for years. Don’t allow misconceptions about fiber optic cables to deprive you of their benefits. Here are some common misunderstandings about fiber optic cables.

Fiber Optic Cables Are Fragile – Not Really

Fiber optic cables have a higher pull tension than other cables and hold up to extreme environmental conditions better than copper. That’s why they are commonly used undersea. They put up with more extreme temperatures, and newer versions bend more easily. Yes, they’re made of thin strands of glass, but many of these together within the cable’s coat are actually very strong.

Fiber Optic Cables Are Dangerous – Who Says So?

Fiber optic cables don’t conduct electricity and are therefore safer than copper cabling. Yes, installers must take precautions against fire and injury, but once fiber optic cable is in place, the risks are minimal. While it is still possible to create glass shards during installation, splicing and terminations have gotten easier over the years. Because they transmit data with bursts of light instead of electricity, fiber optic cables do not create and are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference. That means that running your microwave won’t interfere with signals traveling through your network over fiber optic cables.

Fiber Optic Cables Are Expensive – Not So Much

Fiber optic cables use less equipment and less power than copper. They save on energy costs. Over the decades since fiber optic cable was first introduced, manufacturing processes have improved and become more streamlined, lowering cost. They are more “future proof” than cable, because their greater speed and capacity can handle upgrades for years to come.

Fiber optic cable is durable, efficient, and fast. Installation has gotten easier and costs have gone down. The day is coming when copper simply will not be able to keep up. Contact Cables.com for help determining what kind of cabling you need for your network.

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