- Type 1-9 cable
- IBM Cabling System specifications, as follows:• Type 1Shielded, twisted, dual-pair cable with 22-gauge solid conductors type-ahead buffer and a braided shield. Used with Token Ring networks.• Type 2Two-pair, shielded cable with solid conductors and a braided shield. Type 2 also includes four pairs of unshielded voice-grade lines, giving a total of six pairs in the same sheath.• Type 3Four unshielded, solid, twisted pairs, used for voice or data. IBM's variant of twisted-pair telephone wire.• Type 4No published specification.• Type 5Dual 100/140 micron fiber-optic cable; IBM now recommends 125-micron fiber-optic cable, which is the current industry standard for fiber-optic cable.• Type 6Shielded, two-pair, braided cable used for patch cables. Type 6 is more flexible than Type 1 cable.• Type 7No published specification.• Type 8Shielded, dual-pair cable with no twists, housed in a flat jacket; commonly used under carpets.• Type 9Shielded, dual-pair, plenum cable with solid or braided conductors and a fire-resistant outer coating, for use between floors in a building.
Dictionary of networking . 2014.